Advices during USMLE Step 1 preparation!

What’s up guys!

Throughout my preparation of the first step of the boards I am going to post some ideas and advices that may help you or give you a hint toward better preparation and good handling of the material.

Let me start with Physiology, I am going to talk about things that I have been through, and my opinion may not necessarily fit you!

I am using Kaplan Video Lectures 2010 to build a fundamental base and to refresh some concepts!

Straight forward hit the lectures of Dr.Conrad Fischer, this man knows absolutely alot and he has talent of teaching, he may become a bit boring over some ideas and concepts during explanation, but in General, I assure you that you will get most of the concepts and you won’t feel the length of the lecture, sometimes he integrates some stories during the lecture and makes it really fun to gasp and apply!

Dr. Wazir Kudrath, Best of the best!! You have to watch his cardiology and respiratory courses , explains everything in a very simple and nice way, that will help you to remember and the best is to understand what really is going on there, You probably will never get bored of his lectures, I did not!
Actually i wish he had done all physiology lectures of kaplan, very nice way to explain doesn’t bore you with the story, and always integrates his fairy friend “Mr.Jones” as a patient 😀 Best of the Best!

Dr.Robert B Dunn, now among them all, Dunn’s lectures are the worst if not EVER!
Dr.Dunn doesn’t integrate any stories nor hypothetical situations, never, speaks MONOTONICALLY which really killed me and drained me out, he may know alot, but the way he is trying to teach is meaningless or further useless!! I couldn’t complete the whole course and skipped couple of videos ‘cuz I always lose my focus in the middle!! shortly, I don’t recommend his videos at ALL, the good thing is that he does just the renal physiology! so, I think you can survive and ace the concepts hitting the text-book and surfing in YouTube.

That’s all folks for now, I will post later as I collide with new things

Peace out!


I’m adopting a new habit of READING!

I used to read different kind of books, variety of economic to history in addition to some novels here and there, some of them I really enjoyed reading and planned to go throughout them one more time, but today I came up with new IDEA )) I will be posting the title of the book I read in addition to some quotes from the text and a general idea (recommend to read or regret that read).

I won’t be having much time to read of course since most of the time will be dedicated to my studies, but I am sure that some reading won’t affect my schedule! on the contrast )) so, wish me luck and do not hesitate to recommend some good books )) I will appreciate that!