USMLE Step 1 Success Stories
Episode 18: Figuring Out What Works with David Ortiz (an MS2)

Episode 18: Figuring Out What Works with David Ortiz (an MS2)

September 14, 2019

David Ortiz is a second year medical student at the University of Utah from Kansas City. He shares his experience navigating figuring out how to study for medical school after taking a year off after undergrad. He shares some great metrics for how to determine if a study strategy is working for you, and Rhett and Michael share their own advice on memorizing vs. understanding the material.

Episode 17: A 254 - Studying for Step 1 and Clerkships at the Same Time with Andrew Goates

Episode 17: A 254 - Studying for Step 1 and Clerkships at the Same Time with Andrew Goates

September 3, 2019

In this episode Andrew Goates, a second year ENT resident at Mayo Clinic, shares the strategies he used to dominate his preclinical years as well as the USMLE Step 1. Interestingly, his was the first medical school class at the University of Iowa to move to a new curriculum. He had to navigate an 18 month didactic curriculum followed immediately by 3rd year clerkships prior to taking Step 1. The strategies he implemented to conquer these challenges can be applied to any circumstance, regardless of the curriculum at your school. Plus, Dr. Goates loves to mentor anyone and answer questions on virtual anything.

 

Feel free to connect with him in the following ways:

Twitter: @goatesworld

Instagram: @goatolaryngologist

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