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What I wish I knew in medical school about USMLE Step 1 prep

As medical students prep for their dedicated study window, AMA member Pauline Huynh, MD, reflects on what worked in her Step 1 prep.

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Student-focused benefits

Become an AMA member to unlock:

  • FREIDA™ residency dashboard
  • Unlimited access to the JAMA Network™
  • Lenovo: Save up to 30% on the latest tech
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5 MIN READ

USMLE Step 2 FAQs: Study tips and insight on the exam’s future

Step 1's switch to pass-fail could have a ripple effect on medical students' approach to USMLE Step 2 study prep. Learn more with experts and the AMA.

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Pre-med frequently asked questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about med school requirements, the application process, the MCAT and more.

Preparing for Medical School
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5 MIN READ

Know the pros and cons of third-party medical school study resources

About 70% of medical students look to YouTube, Wikipedia and for-pay resources to help with pre-clinical studies. Learn about benefits and drawbacks.

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Medical students: Become an AMA member and get a free gift!

Medical students who join the AMA enjoy exclusive member benefits and perks to help them personally and professionally on their road to residency. Find out more. 

Personal Member Benefits & Discounts
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For your USMLE Step 1 study plan, follow the evidence on what works

The USMLE Step 1 is unlike any standardized exam you’ve taken before. Learn with the AMA about the study methods shown to work best.  

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UWorld for AMA members

For a limited time this spring, UWorld is offering exclusive product discount codes to members of the American Medical Association. Learn more now.

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UWorld Medical frequently asked questions

AMA members can save up to $80 off select UWorld question bank (QBank) study aids for a limited time. Find answers to frequently asked questions.

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Succeeding in medical school

Discover resources and guidance on how to make the most of medical school with the AMA.

Medical School Life