Elite Test-Taker Profile: Robert Hughes, D.O.
Feb
1
2017

Elite Test-Taker Profile: Robert Hughes, D.O.

Author: Adam Rosh   |   Tagged: , , ,   |   No Comments

I think it’s exceedingly important to learn your personal test-taking style. There isn’t one right way to do this. One person’s methods may not work for you. I think the trick is to be honest with yourself about what works and what doesn’t, to not feel pressured to use a specific method that doesn’t feel comfortable, and to constantly reassess what is working and what isn’t. You can’t be afraid to change directions and consider something different. A major exam is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Dec
26
2016

Elite Test-Taker Profile: Ryan Ribeira, M.D., M.P.H

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“Everything about preparing for a test and doing it is all about volume. The more times you see material the more you will remember it. No matter who you are. The more you familiarize yourself with the test environment the more natural it will be and the less you will be affected by test day jitters. No matter who you are. These are things anybody can do.”

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Board Review Course Pass Rates Are Bogus. Here’s Why.
Oct
16
2016

Board Review Course Pass Rates Are Bogus. Here’s Why.

Author: Adam Rosh   |   Tagged: , ,   |   6 Comments

I recently returned from a medical education conference and spoke to many residents and attendings who were preparing to take their certification or board exam. One question I was repeatedly asked was: “What is your pass rate?” This seems like a reasonable question, right? But it drives me crazy. Not because someone is curious about statistics, but because some companies actually publish “pass rates.” Companies that publish pass rates are misleading you. It is that simple.

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How I Learned to Read ECGs Better than a Cardiologist
Oct
10
2016

How I Learned to Read ECGs Better than a Cardiologist

Author: Adam Rosh   |   Tagged: , , , , ,   |   One Comment

If there are no ups and downs in your life, it means you are dead. –Unknown I left medical school with a poor understanding of ECGs. I could determine the rate, rhythm, and axis, and maybe a “tombstone” STEMI, but that was about it. During the first week of residency at NYU/Bellevue, I became even read more…

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