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You're listening to Step 1 Success Stories by Physeo: The playbook of those who dominated the USMLE. If you want to learn how to excel on Step 1 and get into the residency of your choice, then you're in the right place!

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You're listening to Step 1 Success Stories by Physeo: The playbook of those who dominated the USMLE. If you want to learn how to excel on Step 1 and get into the residency of your choice, then you're in the right place!

    Episode 24: The AnKing Team - Why you Should be Using Premade Anki Decks with Forrest Hamrick

    Episode 24: The AnKing Team - Why you Should be Using Premade Anki Decks with Forrest Hamrick

    In this episode Michael and Rhett talk with Forrest Hamrick, one of the stellar members of the 4-person Anking team. Operated by four 2nd year medical students from the University of Utah, Anking demystified the flash card program for med students all around the world and became a Youtube sensation. In the interview, Forrest explains his commitment to Anki starting in the first few weeks of medical school and how its helped him ever since. He also emphasized the importance of using stellar premade Anki decks such as Zanki and Physeo.

    • 30 min
    Episode 23: A 258 and Not Finishing UWorld with Nick Curran

    Episode 23: A 258 and Not Finishing UWorld with Nick Curran

    In this interview Nick Curran, an MS3 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, discusses how he was able to identify what strategies he needed to employ in order to succeed. Nick makes the argument that one should stick with a strategy that works, even though it may defy conventional wisdom.

    • 34 min
    Episode 22: A 262 and Overcoming Weak Areas with Neil Mehta

    Episode 22: A 262 and Overcoming Weak Areas with Neil Mehta

    In this episode we talk with Neil Mehta, an MS3 at St. George’s University. He did exceptionally well on Step 1 (and humble about it) and shares his pearls of wisdom for anyone else trying to achieve that type of score. Not all of us love every part of medical school and Neil shared his personal experience coming to the conclusion you don’t have to love everything to be a solid doctor. He also shared insight into how he navigated topics that didn’t come easily to him and ultimately succeeded!

    • 50 min
    Episode 21: 263 - A Straightforward Study Plan with Danny

    Episode 21: 263 - A Straightforward Study Plan with Danny

    In this episode, Danny talks about how he managed to figure out a super-simple study schedule right out of the gate. He shares some time-saving insights that helped his time management and retention.

    • 34 min
    Episode 20: A 262 - Six Phases of Studying with Rajshree

    Episode 20: A 262 - Six Phases of Studying with Rajshree

    In this episode, resourceful Rajshree speaks from Nepal about studying for Step 1 as an international medical graduate. She discusses how she balances her school and social life, work and studying for step 1 while dealing with unexpected setbacks. She shares some innovative study strategies, including audio lectures and a color-coded post-it note system and her personal 6 phase plan for tackling such a daunting test.Phase 1   a.Materials: Kaplan books, Pathoma, 1st round First Aid (FA),   b.Color code on FA: Bluesticky notes or blue pen   a.Time duration: 3.5 months during internshipPhase 2   a.Materials: 1st round Uworld system wise (73 %), 2nd round FA, BRS physiology, 100 clinical cases of medical Ethics by Conrad Fischer, Goljan Audio lectures from Spotify (1 week when I had Keratitis)   a.Color code on FA: Yellow sticky notes and black pen   a.Time duration: 2.5 monthsPhase 3   a.Materials: 2nd round Uworld Random (89%), ANKI cards (24K cards), 3rd round FA (removed low yield sticky notes)   a.Color code on FA: Yellow sticky notes and black pen   b.Time duration: 2 monthsPhase 4   a.Materials: Uworld marked questions, 4th round FA with circling high yield texts, Physeo videos in weaker topics of physiology, Boards & Beyond (B&B only difficult topics), ANKI 7K cards (couldn’t finish)   a.Color code in FA: Green pen or Green Sticky note for NBME & UWSA, 6-B Pencil for circling (glossy papers need darker pencil), Red pens and red sticky notes for Physeo, B&B, internet/forum resources   b.Time duration: 20 daysPhase 5   a.Materials: 5th round FA reading only the circled text, Qmax 7 day free trial –8 blocks/day for endurance   a.Color code in FA: Subject-wise color coded index sticky notes to marking topics to revise day before test   b.Time duration: 10 daysPhase 6   a.Materials: 6th round FA reading selected topics in indexed sticky note   b.Time duration: 10 hours

    • 36 min
    Episode 19: Step 1 Advice from a Physeo Founder with Michael Christensen

    Episode 19: Step 1 Advice from a Physeo Founder with Michael Christensen

    In this unusual episode, Michael, one of the content creators and co-founders of Physeo, talks about how he would study for Step 1 if he had the chance to do it all over again. Michael talks about specific strategies from your first semester all the way to your dedicated study time, distilling information from the numerous interviews he's conducted, the hundreds of Step 1 videos he’s created, as well as his own personal experience preparing for Step 1.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

Warren D 5th ,

Just in Time

Very helpful podcast, definitely as you enter into your second year and your trying to figure out a plan of attack for Step 1 and Comlex 1

Rah savannah ,

Helpful and clear

Rhett and Michael do a great job asking questions that are clear and produce a lot of good insights. It’s hard to know what resources to use and how to use them to get ready for Step 1. They do a great job making the process more manageable. I think something that could make the podcast better would be asking how people got through the tough times of studying and what they did to maintain a good life balance during it all. Good job, Rhett and Michael

Linda Rae Love ,

Amazing!

Physeo is amazing! Those who connect with Physeo will discover it is remarkable and gives incredible assistance to medical students throughout the nation. Physeo helps students achieve excellence and great success!

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