Sunday, December 19, 2010 - new usmle site

Have you seen new site for USMLE takers?

A lot of new USMLE materials - Pass Program 2010; Kaplan Video 2010 and many more.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kaplan Step 2 Lectures - 2010 edition

Kaplan Step 2 Lectures are now available in HD quality. If you have seen Step 1 Kaplan Video Lectures 2010 Edition then you will really like 2010 edition of Step 2 Kaplan Lectures. They are crystall crisp, quality is very good and you can watch them full-screen in a very good definition.
I recommend you ask your friends around about these great video lectures for Step 2.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Toronto Notes 2010

Are you looking for a FREE download of Toronto Notes 2010?
You can get this here:

Step 1 Pass Program 2010

Step 1 Pass Program 2010 is now available for USMLE Takers. This is an excellent source of great high-yield materials for Step 1 and Step 2 in a high-quality Video format. If you have not done so - please ask your friends about this video lecture set.

Monday, August 02, 2010

How Student Loans work

Student loans are a way to pay for higher education. Whether you love debt or you hate it, student loans are an investment in your future. They can make an education possible when there is no other way. This page covers the basics of student loans and points you towards additional resources.

Student loans are unique because they have some special features. You often get an attractive interest rate, and almost any student can borrow some money – regardless of income or credit history.

To get a student loan, your first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You should submit your FAFSA as soon as possible – you can make estimates and correct the details later.

Once you’ve completed your FAFSA, you’ll want to visit your school’s student aid office. Ask what kind of aid you might expect.

Some of the most common student loans:

* Perkins Loans should be a first choice because of their low interest rate
* Stafford Loans are easy to qualify for, and the interest charges may be subsidized for some time
* PLUS Loans allow parents to borrow very large dollar amounts so that you can cover all your costs

You can postpone repayment of your loans under a variety of conditions. This is called a deferment. While you’re in school, for example, you may qualify for an in-school deferment. When you’re in a tough financial spot you can often temporarily stop paying back your loans without any penalty or damage to your credit.

fter you’ve finished your education, expect to pay those loans back. Most often your lender will set up an amortizing repayment schedule. If you’ve taken several loans over the years, you may want to consider consolidating your loans. Student loan consolidation has some unique benefits that you can’t find in any other type of loan.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kaplan USMLE 2010 Video Lectures -Microbiology

This is a free download sample of Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Video (2010 edition)

Kaplan USMLE Step 1- 2010 Video Lectures

Kaplan has posted their new 2009-2010 USMLE Step 1 Videos on Youtube.
It has many new features and it's in High-Definition and can be streamed online when you sign up for their courses.

Here's one of the USMLE 2010 videos from Kaplan.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


If you are looking for MKSAP 15 Digital and Audio Companion - drop me an email - This is not free!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Free USMLE Downloads

Are you looking for free USMLE downloads?
I suggest you take a look here:

What you can find:

Step 1 Kaplan Video Lectures - Biochemistry Section
Step 2 Kaplan Video Lectures - Cardiology Section
Step 2 Surgery Recall in Mp3

and many other USMLE stuff

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Managing Menopaus - facts for COMPLEX/USMLE

Grenada #1 Rank in USMLE Step One and Step Two/CK in Caribbean

The students enrolled in medical school in Grenada – and St. George’s University School of Medicine is the only one - have put Grenada in first place for the highest first time pass rate on Step 1 and Step 2/CK for all countries with medical schools in the Caribbean over the past 15 years, according to a study just released in the journal, Academic Medicine. The authors state that there were 56 Caribbean medical schools during all or part of the period of study.

The study ranked Grenada (SGUSOM) number one in the Step 1 (testing basic sciences knowledge) with an 84.4% pass rate for first time takers, well above the closest country with private medical schools. If one deducts Grenada from the study, the average pass rate for all other countries during this 15-year period was 49.9%.

According to Chancellor Charles R. Modica, “This official study, the first of its kind in over 15 years, is an unbiased and accurate representation of the abilities of St. George’s University’s medical students. The numbers speak for themselves, as SGUSOM students outperformed students from other countries in the region, exceeding the pass rate of some countries by more than 60%.

While the University has long been aware of the outstanding performance of its culturally diverse student body, Dr. Modica is pleased that such a study recognized their preparedness, and looks forward to the University’s continued success in future analysis.

“This impartial study is most welcome – and extremely necessary - for students trying to assess options as they choose a medical school,” stated Margaret Lambert, Dean of Enrolment Planning at St. George’s University. “Finally, after many years, there is an objective, impartial study which will help both prospective students and licensing agencies to recognize SGU’s continuous academic excellence. In the only other study published, over 20 years ago, St. George’s students outperformed all other major medical schools in the initial pass rate on the ECFMG examination. The trend of excellence continues.”

Produced by the American Association of Medical Colleges, Academic Medicine is dedicated to issues in academic medicine in the United States. Fully one quarter of all physicians practicing in the US are internationally trained rendering a study such as this invaluable.


Free Download for USMLE Step 1

Are you looking for Step 1 Kaplan Video Lectures? You can get a free download of Biochemistry section and understand the quality and usefullness of this videoset:

This is a quite large download (5-6 GB), so make sure you have space on your hard drive and you have a good speed of internet access.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Best Schedule for Step 1 preparation

Anyone wants to recommend a good Step 1 Preparation schedule?
I know 6-week schedule (or42-day) was pretty popular couple of years ago.
This one:

Any other new smarter ways for formalised preparation schedule for Step 1?

Gold Standard Tapes

Anyone knows what is happened to Gold Standard Tapes's website?
I was trying to access it at and it is not responding.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

USMLE Community

One of the most popular USMLE communities, changed their design.
IT is more refreshing than previous one - and you can find a lot of useful USMLE materials.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Medical School Podcast

Are you preparing for USMLE and have a lot of questions?

If yes, then Medical School Podcast can be right thing for you.
I found this site the other day and was impressed with their original design and the idea of providing coaching and support for USMLE takers.

It is like having an insider that guides you and provides a regular sessions and tips on how to prepare for exams -Speedreading, Study Techniques, Podcasts and many more...

Give them a try...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

USMLE Step 2 Video Lectures

Are you looking for an inexpensive and fast way to get Step 2 Video Materials? One of the main problems with buying stuff on disks is that they get scratched... in transit, in storage. Most importantly you only found this when you have couple of days before exam to make a very quick review of materials.

Our friends from are offering innovative way to get Step 2 Video Lectures. Now you can download Step 2 Kaplan Video Lectures from the fast servers and store this on your hard drive. Basically if you have 2 Mbit/s connection, you can download full package in 24 hours.

Do the rest of math yourself... with 4 or even 8 Mbit/s.

I encourage you to test the new service and download a sample videos using this link:

And if you like the speed ordering is as easy as downloading:

Special offer is being run at the moment - so you pay just $149 instead of $199.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Best USMLE Materials in 2009

I thought it might be a good idea to summarize what are the best USMLE materials that were used by my friends and people they know in 2009:

Step 1:
Step 1 Kaplan Video Lectures (not 2009, this is 2007 edition)
Step 1 Pass Program ( again not 2009...)
Step 1 Goljan (remastered edition - so you can call this 2009 revision)
Step 1 Kaplan Notes (2009! )

Step 2:
Step 2 Kaplan Video Lectures (2009? No, 2002-2007)
Step 2 Youel Video Lectures (2006)

Step 3:
Step 3 Kaplan Video Lectures (2002-2009)
Step 3 Premier Audio Lectures (2007)
MKSAP 14 CD-ROM and Audio Companion

Medstudy IM Video Lectures (2008) - no major changes from year to year
Mayo IM Video Lectures (2007)
Cleveland Internal Medicine Audio