MS2 Class Information – Jan. 26, 2022

ICYMI Video: Five things to know about studying for Step 1

Here are perspectives and tips from Maya Sardesai, M.D., M.Ed., the Assistant Dean for Student Development in Student Affairs, about studying for Step 1.


ICYMI: Thoughts about your upcoming clinical schedule

Clinical schedules will be coming out soon. Dr. Sardesai wanted to share thoughts about what you might consider in looking over your schedule. Hear from her in the video:


Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

We hope you had a restful winter break! We know you’re focused on Step 1 studying now, so lean into that and put specialty and career planning on hold. Make sure you have a weekly schedule with at least one full day off. Folks usually study for 10 hours daily, but do what it best for you! ‘

Since Step 1 is now pass/fail, consider taking the exam once you are achieving comfortable passing scores consistently in UWorld and on NBME’s. It is normal to score under 50 percent when starting UWorld, so don’t let this discourage you! Once you take the exam, use the rest of your break to relax and do the things you love, This can give you the reset you need before heading into clerkships. Good luck everyone! 

  • Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs.

In case you missed it, here is the previous newsletter for MS2s.

Have a great week!