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USMLE Step 1-Style Question Breakdown Webinar ~ Powered by TrueLearn

We have been running a USMLE-style question breakdown webinar series this summer, and were getting requests to bring back another installment this month. Our friends at TrueLearn rose to the occasion to provide us with USMLE Step 1-style questions from their SmartBank for our tutors to dissect in real time during the webinar.

Hosted by our exceptional USMLE tutors, Drs. Fred Bertino and Sana Majid, and TrueLearn's Director of Academic Success, Sherry Smith, this webinar focused on providing guidance and high-yield techniques for how to approach a brand-new set of USMLE Step 1-style questions and maximize your score. We covered tips on questions that require dissecting long vignettes, interpreting labs, selecting answer choices presented in a table, and more! We also answered attendees' questions during our live Q&A following the webinar, and that's all captured here:

If you'd like to utilize TrueLearn's SmartBank for your Step 1 studies, enter promo code MST50 at checkout for 50% off the purchase of any USMLE Step 1 SmartBank subscription at TrueLearn.com! (Click here to automatically apply this offer to your shopping cart.)

If you're ready to work with a tutor like Fred or Sana to maximize your studies, take out the guesswork, and get your best score, call us or email us at any time to be matched with your tutor! 212.327.0098 or HQ@medschooltutors.com.

Here's more information on the essential elements for succeeding on Step 1, and best practices for utilizing NBMEs in your prep. Lastly, here's one of our top posts breaking down what scoring a 260 on Step 1 really means.

How to Pay for Medical School in the Real World

If you are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a medical school- congratulations! The path to becoming a physician is an incredible journey. However, this path is not without costs (literally!). Medical school is unbelievably costly. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, the average student loan debt for those graduating medical school in 2018 was nearly $200,000. Below are the top seven tips for minimizing student loan debt!

How To Be The Best. Med School Tutor. Ever.
Lauryn Falcone, MD, PhD by Lauryn Falcone, MD, PhD on May 16, 2018 in Tutoring

At some point in our medical career, many of us are afforded the opportunity to teach and tutor other students. 

But what can you do to make yourself a more effective tutor? The following list provides tips to fellow tutors to best help their students achieve success.

Why I (Still) Tutor Med School Students
Dr. Tzvi Doron by Dr. Tzvi Doron on Nov 15, 2017 in Tutoring

Let’s be honest. When I first started tutoring for MST, my main reason for doing so was to make some money. During our medical education years, it is difficult to find ways of earning money that are both flexible and pay well for the time put in. I already had several years of experience tutoring math and chemistry at that point (neither of which I could probably do now), and I figured I’d leverage my board scores and tutoring experience to make some much needed extra money. That was in 2011, and since then I have finished residency and have been working as a primary care physician for two years. Why do I still do it? The days of money being the primary objective have long since passed. However, there are other benefits to tutoring that I have learned along the way that keep me in it, although admittedly in a much more limited way than when I started.

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