“How to Take USMLE®️ Step 1” Webinar Series

Anna Piazza - Nov 13, 2019

Update: The USMLE®  Step 1 exam switches to a Pass/Fail exam as of January 26, 2022. This means you are no longer dependent on the previous three-digit score. You can learn more about how to study for the new Step 1 exam with Dr. Ryan Colaço here. Read the official USMLE announcement here.

When you're seeking out trustworthy guides on how to take the USMLE®️ Step 1 exam, there are plenty of resources out there to refer to. Across the sprawl, you'll find articles, study plans, and textbooks that all serve their purpose well enough. But, there's an argument to be made that this alternative is the most reliable source out there: the first-hand experience of those who have taken the exam before you. 

We at AMBOSS know that your peers--the students and now-physicians who have already taken Step 1-- can offer great guidance in the form of study tips, exam tricks, and general wisdom. That’s why we’ve put together a three-part webinar series, How to Take USMLE® Step 1, with students and physicians. 

Throughout the How to Take USMLE® Step 1 series, you'll get to join honest and informative conversations about a variety of Step 1-related experiences. Students and physicians talk about how they approached their studies, what it was like to take the exam, and how their performance affected their careers later on.  Take a look at our webinar series now:

Dissecting Step 1: Understanding the USMLE® Exam

Ever wonder who's writing those Step 1 questions and what their end-goal is? Zebulon Tolman, Chief Editor and Physician at AMBOSS, offers a breakdown on why the exam is structured the way it is and the thinking behind its complex question stems. And who better to offer insights than an actual question-stem writer (for your favorite Qbank ever)? Plus, you'll get insights on how understanding those behind-the-scenes mechanisms can help you better tackle Step 1 on exam day.  Watch it here:

In Conversation: Taking USMLE® Step 1

AMBOSS’ own Dr. Sean Robert Huff is joined by  Andrew Luo, an MD/MBA student visiting us from Penn State,  to reflect on their own Step 1 strategies and how you can adapt them yourself. Get answers to your most burning questions, like:

  • What’s a golden test-taking rule for the USMLE® Step 1 exam?
  • What’s the hardest part about preparing for the USMLE® Step 1 exam?
  • If you could go back in time, what would you have done differently?

They also offer advice on how to maintain mindfulness throughout medical school and how to balance course requirements with exam expectations. Watch In Conversation: Taking USMLE® Step 1 now:

AMBOSS x Anki: Excel on Step 1

The best way to study for Step 1 is to pair resources that complement each other so that you can expand your knowledge reservoir and cross-reference more effectively--that’s why we couldn’t wait to release the new AMBOSS add-on for Anki that connects our Library with Anki flashcards. 

To weigh in on best practices for your AMBOSS-Anki studying are The AnKings, medical student and developer Aristotelis Panagiotedis, and AMBOSS’ Dr. Sean Robert Huff. 

Watch AMBOSS x Anki: Excel on Step 1 here: