The way you read board exam questions may be killing your test scores. We break down ways to read these questions to optimize your approach.
In this video interview, STATMed founder Ryan Orwig and instructor David LaSalle discuss a unique theory Ryan has developed over more than a decade spent working with medical students and professionals who’ve failed the boards or other tests.
Have you failed the boards? You’re not alone. Even super-smart med students and doctors often struggle with these tests. In short, bad test-taking is a thing.
Last year prior to STATMed, I barely passed my Step 1 exam with a score of 194 (5th percentile). I took Step 2 CK on July 27th and just received my score. I earned a 243 (50th percentile)! I am so thrilled that I have the tools and newfound skillset to tackle these daunting exams. Thank you for your help!” -K.M. University of PittsburghSchool of Medicine
Bad test-taking doesn’t make you a bad physician. And it doesn’t need to spell the end of your career.
In this video, we help untangle five key issues “bad test-takers” encounter during medical boards exams.
One such quote, from the film’s quintessential teacher, is something you’ve probably heard often: “Do or do not. There is no try.” It’s short, it’s memorable. And it’s terrible advice.
“As a life long poor test taker, I thought I was was stupid. Even when I knew the material backwards and forwards, I often got the wrong answer on a standardized test. The skills I learned in test taking from the STATMed Boards Workshop changed that. What I know in an exam room can now be demonstrated on an exam!” -Lydia S.
In this video, we go point by point to help you understand what makes med school so hard so you can head off challenges and overcome them.
Ryan goes over 3 reasons medical students shouldn’t spend time re-reading material & shares a more efficient — and effective – med school study strategy.