The USMLE is a rite of passage for every medical school student. Here are some tips from Brian Radvansky, a USMLE Tutor, on mistakes to avoid while studying for USMLE Step 1 & 2 CK:
- On test day, you will need to be focused and present for about 8 straight hours. Start building that stamina now. Avoid giving yourself those “mini-rewards” for just completing a question block. Keep going.
- Avoid doing too great a proportion of your practice blocks in Timed Tutor mode and getting overly used to expecting a green check or red X after every question. That obviously won’t happen on the exam.
- Try as much as possible to physically emulate the actual test conditions, i.e., working at a desk vs. lounging with your iPad on the couch.