PassMedicine USMLE is not another question bank. Imagine a resource that has thousands of USMLE Step 1 flashcard style facts, ordered by how high-yield they are for the exam. Add in spaced repetition learning and a highly customizable and flexible interface and you've got PassMedicine USMLE.
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Why is PassMedicine USMLE free?
We're very proud of PassMedicine USMLE and hope it'll be an important component of USMLE prep in the near future. It's therefore important for us to get as much feedback as possible so we've decided, for now, not to charge people to use the site.
Will you suddenly start charging me to use PassMedicine USMLE?
No. A free 6-month account means exactly that - it's free for 6 months.
Will you use my e-mail address for other purposes?
At it's heart PassMedicine USMLE has a comprehensive collection of high-yield, flash-card style facts, ordered for relevance to the USMLE. The interface allows you to rapidly ascertain what you know and will keep testing you on weak areas until your recall is acceptable.
We all learn and revise in different ways. Studies consistently show however that two techniques stand out as being the most effective: spaced repetition and the testing effect. PassMedicine utilizes both of these techniques to improve your Step 1 recall.
Worried about potential gaps in your knowledge base? PassMedicine USMLE in effect performs a rapid audit of your knowledge to identify weak points. Once identified there are detailed teaching notes, diagrams and mnemonics to augment your learning.
PassMedicine USMLE features thousands of high-yield USMLE relevant facts. These are presented in the form of questions using a slick interface, whether you're using a laptop, tablet or mobile. Recall a high-yield fact correctly and you'll quickly be presented with the next question. If you get something wrong you'll be able to compare your wrong answer to the right one and given detailed teaching notes with tables, mnemonics and diagrams. The system remembers and will retest you at a later date using spaced repetition techniques.
PassMedicine USMLE allows you to custom build your revision sessions. Facts can not only be filtered by category, but also by high-yield rating and difficulty. For example if you're in the latter stages of revision and aiming for a 250 you can exclude the easiest, say, 50% of facts. Conversely, if it's early days and your struggling, why not exclude the harder facts and get some high-yield knowledge under your belt.