Seminar Week 8

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Week 8: Assessment & Exam Day Preparation

 Day 1    Going the Distance: Maintaining High Performance Levels Throughout the Exam

The #USMLE Step 1 is an 8-hour 7 block exam that will take their toll on you physically, mentally and emotionally. By the time you are answering your last two blocks, your brain is mush. You need to read twice to understand the question. It takes twice as long to get the answer. And chances are it’s going to be the wrong one.

Is there a way to avoid this deterioration in performance? While it’s not possible to completely eliminate it, it is possible to mitigate it. And here are some practical steps to keep performance level higher throughout the exam.

Day 2     On Top of Your Game: Be Physically, Mentally And Psychologically Fit on Exam Day

The #USMLE is a tough, but doable exam. If you want to do well, you need to be at your peak physically, mentally and psychologically. Here are steps and methods you need to follow in order to accomplish that.

Day 3     What to Expect on the Day of the Exam: A Walk-Through

One of the best way to lessen anxiety on the day of the exam and improve #confidence is to know exactly what to expect during the day of the exam. Some people even go to the extent of paying a fee to Prometric to undergo a live simulation. Here is a blow by blow account of what to expect on the day of the exam.

Day 4     The Week Before the Exam: Step-By-Step Guide

There are a lot things you can do a week before the exam to make you really ready for the day of the exam. Here is a step-by-step guide.

Day 5     The Day Before the Exam: Last-Minute Preparation

In order to maintain peak performance during the exam, there are certain things you need to do and prepare the day before the exam, so you don’t need to do them during the exam day itself. Here is a concise list.

Day 6     Rising from the Ashes: Dealing with Failure

It does not matter how many times you fall. What’s important is how many times you get back up. Fall seven time, get back up eight and you will succeed. Here’s a step-by-step guide to picking yourself up after failing.

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