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Attend the Step 1 prep sessions.

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With backing from the Class of 2021 Officers, IU School of Medicine’s Step 1 prep program is a statewide student-supported opportunity that prepares students for Step 1 through a combination of supplemental learning activities. The goal of the program is to improve performance on standardized tests by improving critical and analytic skills.

Program Details

  • There is a one-time registration to allow IU School of Medicine to better ensure student success with the program. Register now for the program.
  • Students from all campuses will receive small prizes/swag at each session, but in order to be eligible for a larger prize at the end of the program, students must attend at least six of the seven sessions. Students can attend in person, via Zoom or watch recordings as a group. Please be sure to register to ensure there is enough swag for all attendees.
  • Additional ways to improve your success with the program:
    • Share NBME Practice Exam Scores with your lead advisor, the learning specialist or another IU School of Medicine representative
    • Check in, on occasion, with a tutor, MAP representative or faculty member.

Additional Components Include:

  • Peer-led Study Sessions
  • Step-1 Strategy Sessions
  • Timed proctored practice exams
  • Free Tutoring
  • Customized Coaching and Study Plan

Schedule

Strategy and Success Sessions:

Session 1– September 17 from 12:30 – 2 pm EDT (11:30 am – 1 pm CDT)

  • Watch the recording
  • Topics:
    • Creating a study plan
    • Identifying priorities
    • Developing strategies for incorporating questions into studying
    • Finding an accountability partner

Session 2– November 5 from 12:30 – 2 pm EDT (11:30 am – 1 pm CST) 

  • In person location MS 326
  • Zoom meeting room – Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iu.zoom.us/j/936134348
  • Topics:
    • Self-care and self-management
    • Develop ways to manage stress and prevent burnout while preparing for the exam

Session 3– January 8 from 10 am – noon EDT (9 – 11 am CDT)

  • In person location MS 326
  • Zoom meeting room – Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iu.zoom.us/j/366340465
  • Topics:
    • Using practice exam results to improve performance
    • Evaluate which resources will be most helpful for you
    • Select the best resources for Step 1 preparation

Session 4– January 9 from 10 am – noon EDT (9 – 11 am CDT)

  • In person location MS B26
  • Zoom meeting room – Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iu.zoom.us/j/208234119
  • Topics:
    • Q-Bank Practice Question Strategies
    • Deciding between 2 choices: problem solving and contextual cues
    • Anatomy of Step 1 Questions and Developing Step 1 Mindset
    • Test-taking strategies

Session 5– January 9 from 1 – 2 pm EDT (noon – 1 pm CDT) 

  • In person location MS B26
  • Zoom meeting room – Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iu.zoom.us/j/442797300
  • Topics:
    • Session for non-traditional students
    • How to explain the importance of Step 1 to your family
    • Managing and garnering support for your study time

Session 6– February 25 (date may change if snow days are used) from 10 am – noon EDT (9 – 11 am CST)

  • In person location MS 326
  • Zoom meeting room – Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iu.zoom.us/j/268387305
  • Topics:
    • Managing dedicated study time Step 1 Prep
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