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Beating Clinical MCQs in #USMLE or #boards2023 when you donโ€™t know the answer! ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿ“

๐Ÿงต๐Ÿ‘‡Check out 10 strategies to approach this challenge

#MedTwitter #MedEd #IMG #ECFMG #foamed #medicalstudent #internalmedicine #BoardExams #medicaleducation
Don't panic! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Try to work through the question, use strategies below to narrow down the choices and make an educated guess. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ก

General approach to MCQs: Reverse reading ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ”™๐Ÿ’ญ

a) read the MCQ starting at the last sentence in the stem (the actual question)
b) glance over the answer options
c) then work your way back to the stem

๐Ÿง I find this an effective technique to prompt & orient the brain.

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- Make an initial list of programs you are interested in applying to.
- Do your #research: curriculum, front loaded?, number of residents, night float?, location, categorical or advanced (needs IM prelim)?
- Start asking for LoRs (May have to remind writer at least once)

- Start working on your PS
- Have a note or document on your phone/PC for
ideas: You never know when a moment of inspiration
may happen!๐Ÿ’ก).
- Make as many corrections as needed
- Contact programs with any questions, specially if something is not clear to you

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