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Master the USMLE Step 1: Your Ultimate Study Plan Revealed! With “Zero Debate” and “8 Blocks/day”, Pass your USMLE Step 1 in 3o Days with Dr. Malik’s Online 1-on-1 Best USMLE Step 1 Tutoring.

Best USMLE Step 1 Tutoring will help you score greater than 80% on your NBME Self Assessments and allow you to Pass your USMLE Step 1 in one attempt.

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Here is your Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Study Plan that has helped my Step 1 students go from 40% to 80% in 3-4 weeks:

If you are, then continue reading and following all the recommendations in this article/post to Pass your Step 1 in a few weeks.

Follow these time tested and proven strategies used by Dr. Harish Malik’s students to get to 80% correct with 99% chance of Passing USMLE Step 1 in a 3-5 weeks during dedicated Study Period before taking your USMLE Step 1.

Try active learning as opposed to passive learning using NBMEs for Assessment and Skill Building and UWorld for Knowledge and Stamina Boost.

Active learning by following these strategies will help you stay focused on what you do not know and learn specific things faster as well as ensure retention of those Step 1 factoids and concepts that you need to understand and also allow you to build requisite stamina and skills needed for Passing Step 1. Passively Reading Books including First Aid for USMLE Step 1, or Pathoma, Boards and Beyond, watching YouTube Videos or even reading your own notes will waste a great deal of time and mental energy and take time away from attempting USMLE World and the 7 available NBME Self Assessment Exam questions and learning from the explanations.

Here are more details incase this method interests you!

It’s a fascinating approach to tackling a high volume of questions in preparation for the USMLE Step 1. The “Zero Debate Technique” and the “8-Block Method” seem to be designed to maximize learning efficiency and build stamina for the exam.

The Zero Debate Technique encourages students to avoid getting bogged down in debates over answers they’re unsure of. Instead, they should move on quickly and focus their review time on the questions they got wrong. This approach not only saves time but also helps students identify their knowledge gaps more effectively.

That is exactly what some medical students have been doing.

Not that all students are capable of doing it. It is best suited for the second round of UW or those who are managing at least 60% av UW random blocks score.

Zero debate technique:

Logic behind the technique:

If you knew the answer to a question, would you debate? If you don’t know the answer, should you debate? And the answer to both, logically, is an astounding NOPE!

Students waste a lot of time even up to 2-3 min on some questions while doing their blocks and either do not finish blocks even in an hour or have to rush in the end.

The goal of zero debate is that no student should have time management issues (barring some who have English language issues being foreigners or simply poor reading skills ADHD, dyslexia etc.,).

The actual technique is that as soon as you realize that you don’t know the answer, go with your first answer and do NOT debate between answers – because this min or two that you will save will allow you to NOT ONLY finish every blocks on time. It should work during dedicated Study Period (even for the ones who previously thought that doing and reviewing 1 or 2 blocks was difficult for them) and before you know it, you will start completing and reviewing 8 and sometimes even 10 blocks depending upon how far out your Step date is!

You can finish each block in 40 min initially and bring it down to 30-35 min, if you remind yourself that the goal of doing so many blocks daily is:

  1. Build Stamina
  2. Develop Extreme Focus
  3. Identify or Screen through large Volume of Questions daily (320-400 q/day) and Stay focused mainly on Mistakes (given this is your second round of UW).
  4. You will maximize your Score by learning about what you do not know, which is, for the most part, your mistakes.
  5. If you finish and review entire UW in 10-15 days, you are much more likely to win in the battle between learning and forgetting compared to taking 1-2 months to do UW which is not possible this close to your Step!
  6. The extra 20/30 min that you are saving while doing your blocks faster, will allow yourself that much more time for learning from your mistakes…
  7. This will help you go over the entire syllabus for the Step very close to your Step!

The 8 block a day Method:

I hope that it makes sense. It works best for those reaching 70% or close on the previous round. If the score is lower, you can still finish UW in less than a month with mistakes also reattempted.

Students have been completing 8-10 blocks (in the morning) of 40 q using UW Qbank without debating to finish each block in 30-40 min to screen for what they do not know.

Then, the rest of the day they spend only 2-3 min on each mistake and 30 seconds on marked but correct answers and finish UW in 10-12 days and then redo all the mistakes block by block in another 3-5 days.

This helps them build tremendous stamina and builds knowledge so quickly that it doesn’t give them a lot of time to forget information.

Remember, UW style and NBME Style of presentation of information is different, so I would not recommend building Question Answering Skills from UWORLD. Those must be devised using Free 120 and Latest NBMEs.

This method has helped many students change their mind about how many questions can be received in a day and on Exam day they have stamina to keep going even after the last block for a few more blocks!

You can’t expect yourself to just get up one day and win a marathon just because you have learned how to rum short distances.

I am hoping this will help! Those who want to carry-on with their methods of dealing with UW and dedicated study period are more than welcome to continue to do so. This technique has given hope to the hard working students who were struggling despite studying more 10-15 hours a day!

Sometimes, what you believe to be true is what holds you back! Keep growing and keep learning! Use it if it works for you! Have questions, reach out.

I understand that there is no right or wrong way of reaching one’s goal. I believe in more active methods of learning which are harder.

Hard – uphill and Easy – downhill.

Please don’t hate me for putting this out here for some who are struggling with just doing 2 or 3 blocks – it’s to open their eyes to some who are actually doing 8-10 blocks, because they want to see score increases and are willing to do what it takes.

This is definitely not for the faint hearted!

Here we go…

Day 1 of USMLE Step 1 Preparation: Take NBME (lowest CBSSA currently Form 25) Self Assessment Online and get a baseline percentage correct and percentage chances of passing USMLE Step 1. Review the NBME thoroughly the same day.

Note: If you are scoring in 30s or 40s, give me a call immediately because you will not be able to get ready on your own without delaying your first M3 rotation and even might require a Research year and delay graduating or fail your Step 1. Such low Scores are a sure sign that you need immediate help with your USMLE Step 1 Preparation. Proceed to Day 2 on your own if your score is in 50s or higher.

Day 2 of USMLE Step 1 Preparation: Reset or Buy a UWorld Step 1 QBank along with Biostatistics Subject Review and the 2 Self Assessments (UW SA1 and UW SA2).

Create 10 Timed and Not Tutor Mode 40 question blocks of UWorld (If you want to take your Step 1 in 3 weeks) or 8 blocks of UWorld if you have 5 weeks at 5:30 am and after quick morning routine get started with Block 1 at 6:00 AM at the latest.

Give yourself 25-30 min to finish each block and do not review until you finish all blocks with 5 min breaks after every 2 blocks and you will be able to finish all blocks by 12:00 noon (10 block) or 11:00 AM (8 block).

Important Side Note: Now when you attempt your USMLE World Blocks, you MUST resist Debating while picking answers because the goal is not to score high but simply to identify misinterpretation, misinformation and lack of knowledge to build upon while reviewing the blocks. If you can do that you will notice that you will be able to finish each block of 40 questions in 25-30 min. Time and mental energy saved by doing so can be uses towards learning the correct concepts and facts necessary to get those answers correct the next time while avoiding competing stupid ideas to develop and anchor in your memory which lead you to mistakes.

This includes 1 hour break if you were doing some Math, therefore at 11:00 AM or 12:00 noon, you begin reviewing mistakes from each block spending no more than 20-30 seconds on flagged but correctly answered and 1.5 to 2 min for mistakes as well as flagged mistakes. Very crucial to ignore all the rest of the questions. Remember the plan is not to score a 100% on USMLE Step 1.

Av. Score of 40% or lower: Do NOT proceed and Call/Message Dr. Malik now.

Av. Score of 50%: If you have only 3 weeks left, follow steps as above for 40% or lower. If you have 5 or more weeks, proceed as follows – 20 Mistakes to review in 30-40 min each for 8 blocks will put you at 4 to 5.5 hours and with some break let’s say 6 hours later at 6 pm. 30 min Exercise and Meditation time. Light Dinner and Review time again for all the Flash cards that you made during review and any images/Educational Objectives that you want to hit again for 2 more hours before winding down for the Restful Sleep. These are the 2 hours that students who hire me review their hardest questions, concepts, concerns and build skills and reinforce memory before winding down for the night. Please try to be in bed no later than 10 PM and fast asleep by 11 PM because you will need that rest for day 2, 3, 4, 5…

Av. Score of 60% Enjoy the extra hour of rest.

Av. Score of 70% Enjoy the extra 2 hours of rest.

Av. Score of 80% Enjoy the extra 3 hours of rest.

Av. Score of 90% (Geniuses) Maybe do 20 blocks a day.. lol and finish the UWorld in 5 days.

Av. Score of 100% (God) I am speechless!

Follow Day 1 routine for the next 8 to 10 days to finish one Round of UWorld in this manner. If this plan seems unreasonable, you need to consider USMLE Consultation with Dr. Malik because everyone has been able to do this with my help.

Day 9 (for 10 blocks/day students)/ Day 11 (8 blocks/day): Start by making Blocks from mistakes always one by one.

Now you want to start at 6:00 AM with first Timed and Not Tutor Mode Block from your incorrect questions and finish attempting and reviewing by 7:00 AM and if you are scoring 60% or less, Please Message me so that you won’t have to delay your 1st rotation or fail or fail and add an extra Research year to your resume. Proceed with Block to if scores are now in 70% or higher and finish all 8 or 10 blocks for the day and hit the bed on time.

Add 20% more questions to your mistakes to figure out number of days needed to finish this time. So worst case scenario 6-7 days.

Another Side Note: You must review each block before creating the next block from mistakes or UWorld will take forever to end.

Day 15 or day 18: Next perfectly Simulated  Online NBME (CBSSA) Self Assessment. (Begin no later than 8:30 AM and End no later than 5 hours including all breaks. No within block breaks for anything).

If your NBME Self Assessment Score is less than 70%, please STOP your USMLE Step 1 preparation and Reach out Immediately. Depending on your assessment scores and UW averages allow yourself 3-5 additional weeks for getting ready for your USMLE Step 1.

If your score on the Second NBME is 70%, that is a positive sign that you might be able to get it up to the safe corridor which begins at 80% or higher within a week or two by doing the following:

First and foremost review this Second NBME Self Assessment (All questions and All options), obviously spending more time on incorrect answers and then also go back and do the same with the First NBME that you took on Day 1. This might take the remainder of the day you took this second NBME as well as the Next few days because I want you to identify topics that you scored the lowest on this Exam and Reset your UWorld and hit all those topics again like day 2 above.

Then it’s 3rd NBME time.. Day 17 or Day 22.

If your score drops or does not go up by at least 5 points on this Exam, please do reach out NOW so that I can help you reach 80% plus within a week or so by helping you solidify understanding, remove any misunderstanding and add to your USMLE Question answering Skills.

If you’re score gets to 75% or higher but not 80% or higher, keep redoing what I recommend after the 2nd NBME to raise your score fast. If your score plateaus or declines, reach out immediately.

Once you hit 80% or higher on an NBME Exam, I want you to take 2 NBME Self Assessments back to back to simulate better and check for any stamina or break timing issues that might need adjustments before the real exam. If you run out of NBMEs use the Online Interactive USMLE Step 1 tutorial as one of the NBMEs to make it a longer Exam simulation.

Take all 7 or whatever the current number of Online NBME CBSSA Exams and the last one must be above 80%, preferably more than once.

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Thank you and All the Best on your upcoming USMLE Step 1.


Dr. Harish Malik


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