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USMLE Learning Strategies: Comprehension Monitoring And Affective Techniques Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
Comprehension monitoring helps medical students determine whether they are properly applying knowledge to material to be learned, evaluate whether they understand the material, decide whether their strategy is effective or whether a better strategy is ...
USMLE Review Tips: Prerequisites for Long-Term Memory
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
As with many memory processes utilized in USMLE reviews, meaningfulness, organization, and elaboration facilitate storing information in memory. Meaningfulness is important because meaningful information can be easily associated with pre-existing information in memory. Consequently, less ...
USMLE Review Facts: Working to Long-Term Memory Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
A medical student who's eagerly preparing for the USMLE Steps may ask, "If all I need is long-term memory, what will happen if during the USMLE review I can only process short or working memory? ...
USMLE Step 3 Strategy: Knowing The Patient Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
It is expected that after medical school and USMLE Step 2 CK as well as USMLE Step 2 CS and successfully passing these two USMLE Steps that you already have the necessary capabilities to go ...
USMLE Scores: Tips For Step 2 CS Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
After a year of getting a good score for your USMLE Step 1, you would face the next level of USMLE – Step 2 CS or Step 2 CK. With the written examinations of the ...
Ace Medicine Interviews with K.I.S.S. Vogue Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
Language is certainly a powerful tool, before during and after USMLE. Through it, you can alter the opinions of people, make them accept your ideas, inspire them or make them feel good about themselves. But ...
USMLE Step 2 Must-Have: Effective Feedback Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
A medical student's interpersonal life is dependent upon his facility for making his thoughts, feelings, and needs known to other colleagues and on his receptiveness to the attempts of others to share similar data with ...
USMLE Review Tips: Conflict Prevention Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
The medical field is a profession filled with feedback devices. Some are "coupled" - that is, the system automatically responds to feedback signals by making changes. A thermostat is one familiar example of this. However, ...
Selecting the Best USMLE Review Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
A lot of review programs are available and offers many promises in terms of attaining success with the USMLE Steps. But what makes a USMLE review worth your while, money and energy? A "review" is ...
Sleep To Pass USMLE Boards Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
Have you ever wondered what effect lack of sleep has on you? At some point or most probably, all throughout your medical school career, you probably pull an all-nighter, staying up 24 hours straight, cramming ...
Efficient Use Of Gregariousness, Rivalry and Competition in USMLE Review Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
The influence of the group to a medical student's growth and development cannot be denied. There are many good things that people do in a group and there are good many ways in which they ...
Tips for a Successful USMLE Review Process Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
How do you learn? Educational psychologists have explored this question for years and while differences of opinion and certain aspects exist, there is a general agreement on some principles that can guide your learning and ...
Emotional Maturity - Productive In-House USMLE Review Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
To express all your emotions that you feel at the moment would make you very unpopular among people. In the interest of social living, you are supposed to strike a balance between excessive emotional inhibitions ...
What to Develop After USMLE Step One Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
As you enjoy the remaining days of your vacation after the rigorous USMLE review and anticipating the much-awaited USMLE scores, reduce your anxiety by focusing on any activity that could help you develop your personality. ...
Clichés to Avoid For Successful USMLE Step 2 Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
Maybe you have equipped yourself with all the tools that you need to bring success in your USMLE steps, especially in the communication area; but did you know that you also need to avoid certain ...
Valuable Communication Guidelines Before and After Successful USMLE Steps Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
Communication is a process that is vital in every profession, much more with in the field of medicine. Equipping yourself with valuable communication techniques appropriate on the level of different individuals as well as clinical ...
Effective Motivation in USMLE Review – Treatment for Medical Student's Helplessness Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
Helplessness among medical students is a state in which nothing that the students choose to do affects what happens to them. These medical students believe that many things in their lives are beyond their control ...
Steps to Attain Mastery through USMLE Review Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
USMLE mentors and lecturers do not just end with the presentation of a USMLE review lesson especially if the material is important. Effective and efficient USMLE review programs have in them an integrated system for ...
Environmental Factors that Affects USMLE Review Sessions Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
Like any medical school, the USMLE review room is a place where learning and relearning occurs. This could be a typical classroom with standard measurements or an outdoor space where both the mentor and the ...
How USMLE Reviews Promotes Critical Thinking Featured
By Gerald Faye Johnson · 8 years ago
There is an array of ideas and sometimes bewildering lists of terms used to describe the ways people think. But what does critical thinking mean? Can you expect USMLE review sessions to induce critical thinking ...