It never fails. A new USMLE Step 1 student shows up to our first meeting with a huge pile of books that would require Herculean strength just to carry, along with a slew of online video subscriptions and Qbanks for future use.
“What am I missing?” the student asks, concerned about forgetting the secret ingredient to acing Step 1.
I take 3 books out of the pile and leave all the rest. “You will use these 3 books, a Qbank, and almost nothing else. Trust me, you’re better off using fewer resources and mastering them than skimming over many resources and not knowing any of them well.”