USMLE Step 1 Success Stories

You're listening to Step 1 Success Stories by Physeo: The playbook of those who dominated the USMLE. If you want to learn how to excel on Step 1 and get into the residency of your choice, then you're in the right place!

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Introducing: The Health Beat - Medical News fro...
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INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations...
COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, has created a global pandemic. This show aims to educate the public via interviews with leaders in healthcare, public health and policy. You’ll hear from former Kaiser CEO, host of the Fixing Healthcar...
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An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical ...
This is a special episode we're posting across the InsideTheBoards network to educate med students on the clinical issues surrounding COVID-19 like how ventilators work, how patients are assessed and some potential questions students may have about the c...
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Episode 24: The AnKing Team - Why you Should be...
In this episode Michael and Rhett talk with Forrest Hamrick, one of the stellar members of the 4-person Anking team. Operated by four 2nd year medical students from the University of Utah, Anking demystified the flash card program for med students all ar...
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Episode 23: A 258 and Not Finishing UWorld with...
In this interview Nick Curran, an MS3 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, discusses how he was able to identify what strategies he needed to employ in order to succeed. Nick makes the argument that one should stick with a strategy that wor...
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Episode 22: A 262 and Overcoming Weak Areas wit...
In this episode we talk with Neil Mehta, an MS3 at St. George’s University. He did exceptionally well on Step 1 (and humble about it) and shares his pearls of wisdom for anyone else trying to achieve that type of score. Not all of us love every part of m...
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Episode 21: 263 - A Straightforward Study Plan ...
In this episode, Danny talks about how he managed to figure out a super-simple study schedule right out of the gate. He shares some time-saving insights that helped his time management and retention.
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Episode 20: A 262 - Six Phases of Studying with...
In this episode, resourceful Rajshree speaks from Nepal about studying for Step 1 as an international medical graduate. She discusses how she balances her school and social life, work and studying for step 1 while dealing with unexpected setbacks. She sh...
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Episode 19: Step 1 Advice from a Physeo Founder...
In this unusual episode, Michael, one of the content creators and co-founders of Physeo, talks about how he would study for Step 1 if he had the chance to do it all over again. Michael talks about specific strategies from your first semester all the way ...
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Episode 18: Figuring Out What Works with David ...
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 det...
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Episode 17: A 254 - Studying for Step 1 and Cle...
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...
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Episode 16: A 263 via 8,000+ Practice Questions...
In this episode we interview Ian Christensen who describes how he approached classwork during years 1 and 2, which did not include doing the recommended pre-reading suggested by the lecturers. Interestingly, he did not use First Aid much at all as part o...
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Episode 15: From Lightyear + BnB to Zanki + Phy...
In this episode we talk to Travis Norseth, a 2nd year medical student at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Most of our guests have been, and will be, those who have successfully completed Step 1. However, much like episode 13 with Carol Foote, i...
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Episode 14: 250+ Using an Excel Spreadsheet to ...
This podcast interviews Bronson Fong. He is a third year medical student at Louisiana Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Bronson really struggled during his first few months at medical school, and nearly left it behind to return to investment banking...
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Episode 13: A second year medical student's per...
In this episode we talk to Carol Foote, a 2nd year medical student at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Most of our guests have been, and will be, those who have successfully completed Step 1. However, in this episode we take a different approac...
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Episode 12: A 256 – Letting Question Banks Dict...
In this episode we interview Chizitam Ibezim, a 4th year medical student from University of Missouri-Kansas City. Chizitam shares how he juggled course work and his method for determining which outside resources to invest time in. He completed 3 question...
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Episode 11: Juggling 3rd Year Rotations while S...
Being a third year medical student is grueling work. Needing to study for the USMLE step 1 is even harder. Nimrah explains how she worked long days in the clinic and would study for step 1 at night. And she didn’t read a single page of First Aid. How did...
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Episode 10: A 260 USMLE and 880 COMLEX - Using ...
Greg Rodden is a 1st year pediatrics resident at Dell Children's Hospital in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. In this interview, Greg detailed the study method he and his study group developed...
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Episode 9: A 258 - Leveraging Clinical Experien...
In this episode, we talk to Kara Alan, a first year general surgery resident at Indiana University. She talks about her clinical experiences and volunteer work during her preclinical years really helped her study for courses and ultimately succeed on ste...
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Episode 8: A 258 using Rx Qmax to Dominate Cour...
Ryan recently matched into Radiology at Wash U in St. Louis, Missouri. During this interview, Ryan explains how helpful Anki was during his MSII year, and the unique way he balanced his coursework with Step 1 preparation. Contrary to conventional wisdon,...
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Episode 7: A 255 using Image Mnemonics with Hni...
Hnia Usman is an international medical graduate (IMG) from Pakistan. She graduated from the prestigious King Edward Medical University. Hnia discusses the particular challenges of taking the USMLE Step 1 as an international graduate and how she got a gre...
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Episode 6: A 248 - Embracing Coursework and Cre...
In this episode, Michael and Rhett welcome Guinn Dunn to the show. She's a 4th year Medical student at the University of Utah. She matched into Internal Medicine at the University of Utah and shares about how important it was to stay where she was and he...
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Episode 5: A 239 - Identifying your Weaknesses ...
In this episode, we talk with Brian Bird, a third year medical student from Utah attending University of Nevada Reno. He shares in detail his resources and study strategies that led to his success.
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Episode 4: A 270 via 450 straight days of Anki ...
During this Episode Michael and Rhett interview 4th-year medical student, Josh Harmer and his wife Laura about the journey into and through Medical school, and ultimately Josh matching into Orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. They share what it's like...
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Episode 3: The Dominating Power of Study Partne...
In this episode, Michael and Rhett interview to Marcus and Chelsey Vranes, who are both 4th-year Medical students at the University of Utah.  They share about their different experiences going through the same program just a year apart.
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Episode 2: Success After Failing Step 1 with Ca...
In this episode, Michael and Rhett talk with Camila. Camila is a 3rd-year medical student at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She shares her inspiring story of perseverance. She talks about her struggle with Step 1 and how she persevered and ult...
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Episode 1: A 252 Using One-word Flashcards with...
During this 1st Episode Michael and Rhett interview Pete Sundwall, a 1st year Family Medicine Resident from Coeur d'Alene, ID. He attended the University of Utah.  He shares about his simple, straight forward strategy and routines to be successful throug...
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Introduction to Podcast
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