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Exam Taking Tips for USMLE Step 1

by Pravin Shukle, MD
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    Let's take a look on my computer at how the exams are set up. So if you take a look at this image here on my computer, you can see that the exams are big big rooms, maybe a thousand people writing an exam at the same time and the people that are beside you may not be writing the same exam as you. They maybe writing say an Accounting exam or an Engineering exam or a Nursing exam or maybe they're writing a Foreign Service entry exam. The point is is that the people around you aren't writing the same exams and the invigilators that are walking around have absolutely no idea about the content of your exam. Something that's really important to know is that you can't be late. There is no exceptions. If you are late, you're going to have to wait until next year. I saw this happen with my own eyes about 4 years ago when I was writing a re-certification exam for Echocardiography. A person showed up late, he was at the front door and we all watched this poor fellow be sent away and he'd have to wait until next year to write his exams. Now, bathroom breaks are often not allowed within each exam unit. This rule sometimes changes with the test center but in general consider that a rule and be prepared for that. Now the exams are often 8 hours long. So they're broken up into 7 one-hour units and then there are breaks in between each of the unit with a slightly longer break at lunch. The Canadian exams are 12 hours long and they're broken up into 4 units with 196 questions in the morning session and sure to answer essays questions in the afternoon. So the exams...

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    highly informative in a relaxed and unhurried way and with a tone of conviction that I
    By Greta T. on 18. February 2017 for Exam Taking Tips for USMLE Step 1

    highly informative in a relaxed and unhurried way and with a tone of conviction that I'll do great!

     
    was on point
    By Neuer E. on 03. January 2017 for Exam Taking Tips for USMLE Step 1

    helps u apply logic to support your best options in exam and reduce confusion