It is amazing how so many students think that they can become well prepared for USMLE Step I exam by simply doing questions even if they lack understanding of some key concepts. Many foreign medical students and graduates study by just selecting question bank components at any given time and learn from it by simply memorizing. A lot of students from the off-shore med schools come out of their 5th term (or 5th semester) and use this method without realizing that a sound foundation in certain fundamentals is a prerequisite to using these question banks. Such a method may work well for those have the good foundation in basic sciences.
Many of these students come out eventually frustrated, realizing how much time, resources, and USMLE-passing opportunities would have been saved had they approached it the right way at the outset by getting help and supplemental material with the basic sciences. This of course does not mean one must take a USMLE Review Course that offers overwhelming material.
A sound foundation in the critically essential elemental concepts taught and offered by the USMLE K.O. Step 1 Review Program are very powerful and crucial to achieving ones aim of getting a good score on the USMLE Step 1 exam without having to become consumed and frustrated.
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