How to Prepare for USMLE Step 1

How to Prepare for USMLE Step 1

by Pravin Shukle, MD

Prepare for your exams!

“As a doctor, you are going to be writing exams for the rest of your life.” – Dr. Pravin J. Shukle

The USMLEs are probably your first exams as a medical student. Throughout your entire professional career you will, however, encounter board exams, specialty or certification exams, and the repetition of certification exams. By knowing how to face these examinations, you will save yourself a good amount of stress and anxiety.

Your instructor, Dr. Pravin J. Shukle, will support you in this endeavor. In this course you will learn everything about the typical exam room and the ideal preparation, for example, what you should eat before and during the examination.

He explains the exam itself in a plausible and easy-to-understand manner. You will find advice on how to:

  • Approach the questions
  • Read the questions correctly
  • Answer confusing questions

Dr. Pravin J. Shukle and Lecturio bring you the best preparation for any exam.

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:24 h
  • Quiz questions 0
  • Topic reviews 0


Your Educators of course How to Prepare for USMLE Step 1

 Pravin Shukle, MD

Pravin Shukle, MD

Dr. Shukle is a board certified specialist in internal medicine. He runs one of the largest specialty practices in Ontario, Canada. His area of interest is the stroke and heart attack reduction in high risk patients.

He owns and runs a full functioning cardiac and diabetes suite that includes diagnostics, diet counseling, exercise counseling, and lifestyle support for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arrhythmia. He is one of Canada’s most popular speakers. He performs over 150 special lectures across the nation each year with various audiences ranging from the general public, to nurses, to physicians, to medical specialists. His lectures are engaging, funny, and informative. In 2016, Dr. Shukle will be conducting a TED talk on using DNA as a memory storage medium.

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was on point
By Neuer N. 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

By Chirjeev K. on 25. October 2016 for How to Prepare for USMLE Step 1

It was precise and to the point The things which are important and you never pay much attention to are dealt with very well.

Its quite educating and straight to the point
By Ada A. on 21. September 2016 for How to Prepare for USMLE Step 1

I like this because it gave me the exact direction needed to face the challenges in the Exam.Thank you so much Dr.Pravin,you are a good teacher!!!

For what it covers, a good job - but it could cover so much more
By Farhan R. on 12. June 2016 for How to Prepare for USMLE Step 1

A good general overview of how to approach questions. The advice on reading questions and food during the exam was worth watching. I did not give it a 5 because I feel a more could have been said about a structure for studying, for dealing with anxiety or doubts, for a list of things to check off during the week or days leading up to the exam, etc. Great speaker with clear explanations, and will be even better if more topics and concerns are addressed.