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It's summer and it's Step 1 season!! I posted this a while ago when I first started this account, but hearing back on how it's helped (and getting a lot of questions recently) motivated me to repost it. Please check out #alexsunmed for the rest!
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Kicking off my series on Step 1! First things first: figure out which resources work for YOU and your learning style. I've listed some below, broken down into two categories: key resources and supplementary resources.
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For key resources, all you really need is UWorld (UW) and First Aid (FA). I’ll write separate posts about these, but UW's a question bank (qbank) that most resembles the actual exam. The questions are well written and require multi-step thinking. It's expensive, but a 6-month subscription is more than enough.
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FA is the most important resource you can have. Get the most recent version (comes out every winter), read every page, love it, cherish it 😘, mark it up, understand every word, memorize it!! It covers most of what you'll need to know!
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Two other key resources that I used: USMLE-Rx (RX) and NBME exams. RX is the qbank companion to FA. After reading a FA chapter, I would do a subject-specific block in RX, which would then directly tell me which FA pages I can look at to read up on my wrong answers. RX questions are more straightforward than UW's, but it was still a great review. Because UW only gives you two practice tests, I got about 2-3 extra NBME half-length practice exams (4 blocks each) just to work on my stamina.
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For supplementary resources, the two I used the most were Pathoma and Sketchy Micro. Typically I'd watch an entire Pathoma chapter on 2x speed before I focused on that topic for the day just as a quick overview. In addition to these two, I also would reference Goljan Rapid Review (only to look up some diseases that weren’t really covered in FA), Brosencephalon’s Anki Deck (I realized I don’t learn from flash cards), and Firecracker (same—I only looked at its reference pages). Each person studies differently, and part of med school is figuring out how you learn best!
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And of course, nothing to disclose 🙃

That’s why our bouffants are so big ... they’re full of secrets ✨ #scrubs #scrubadub #bouffants #ORlife #PAlife #physicianassistant

Since it’s Wednesday - here’s me and my friend celebrating another completed overnight shift in the emergency department. Does anyone else try to match with their friends at work and then pose like emojis? Or is it just me... 👯‍♀️ .
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This is GENIUS. Happy hump day 💪🏻
Credit: @morrisonmsk

Buenos días! Desde un fondo completamente diferente, disfrutando de las vacaciones y leyendo un poco sobre Egipto ♥️

Today was another day well spent working with an integrative family medicine physician. I really like his approach of figuring out why someone is sick rather than treating the symptoms. For example, hypertension is the body’s response to some stimulus. His goal is to figure out what that stimulus is and how to calm it down. With this doctor, I got to witness acupuncture, vagus nerve stimulation, and motivational interviewing. We had patients with complains anywhere from ADD in young children to digestive issues, arthritis, rare metabolic disorders, Lyme disease, mold toxicity, fungal infections, and various autoimmune diseases. .
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Part of the reason I love working with this doctor is his kind, gentle approach. He is not pushy with any lifestyle or dietary changes and simply plants the seed. That way, the patient feels like it is his/her own choice to make the change. A patient may say how she has sugar cravings and loves eating cookies. He’ll ask a little more about the patient’s sugar habits and talk a little about sugar’s role in the disease process. That gets the patient thinking about sugar’s potential harms. At subsequent visits, the two will explore more about the patient’s sugar habits in a safe, friendly conversation, motivating the patient to make changes on her own. .
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There are physiological stressors in everyone’s life that contribute to disease. At least half of what this doctor does is act like a psychiatrist, exploring the patient’s stresses, potential anxiety and depression, relationship struggles, and more to get the full picture of what is going on and support the patient as much as possible. There is so much power in positivity, and this doctor does all he can to support his patients’ mental health. .
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