With the medical profession becoming tougher and tougher to break into after medical school, it is imperative that every one of your USMLE exams are taken very seriously and that you treat each as if it was going to make-or-break your career CISM exam.
Do you simply want to match into a primary care specialty? If you said yes, than you should realize that simply passing the USMLE exams these days is NOT a guarantee that you will match into something like family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics.
Because of the increasing competitiveness for even the less desirable specialties, you must make sure you are 100% ready and prepared to take each of the USMLE exams. So are you ready to sit and take your USMLE exam? Use the following checklist to ensure you have done everything you can in order to be completely prepared.
If you have worked hard in the first couple years of medical school, then you already have a leg up on the competition, if you have not, then before you do anything else, dive into your detailed class notes for a month or two and brush up on EVERYTHING.