Episode 101: Note packets and syllabi usually have scribble notes all over them, but how can you judge, in a moment, whether you have high yield USMLE Step 1 notes in your hand? Listen to the podcast and find out how.


USMLE Step 1 Lecture NotesĀ (click)

While most are electronic now, beware. There is evidence from law schools that electronic curriculum is associated with poorer test scores.

Remember, there are different types of learners. Kinesthetic learners can’t simply learn on an iPad and take it all in, one-way.

Calling all Scribes

These notes are iconic and help students that sleep in (or in class) to recall the human emphasis. I recommend watching all video lectures for this important facet.

There are a number of things to look for when choosing the USMLE Step 1 lecture notes to review:

  • A recent publication date
  • Trustworthy author
  • Scribe notes or faculty note packets?
  • Recommended from upper levels?
  • Purpose of the notes – strategically select resources depending on the phase of the exam cycle
    • Content review
    • Practice questions
    • Practice tests



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