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USMLE Step 2 – How This Exam Can Make Or Break Your Chances For a Top Residency

On our way through medical school, we hear over and over how important the Step 1 exam is to our future success, and this is very true. If you hope to get a competitive residency, something such as Dermatology, Surgery, ENT, Plastics, then you definitely need to get that 230-240+ on the Step 1, but it doesn’t stop there. So many fantastic candidates have absolutely dominated the Step 1, only to take the Step 2 CK exam less seriously and get an average or even worse, sub-average score.

Think about it this way, if you do very well on Step 1 and then not as well on the CK exam, the residency program may think you are inconsistent, and this has been proven to be true over and over again. Continue reading USMLE Step 2 – How This Exam Can Make Or Break Your Chances For a Top Residency

High School Dropout to Harvard Scholarship – Harvard is Not Out of Reach For Those Willing to Reach

When I first met the woman I married, she was a high school dropout, teenage runaway, single mom with four kids. She realized her only way out was to get an education. She was willing to pay attention, follow instructions, and do what it took, and now she is a student at Harvard with a 4.0 average. Here’s her story.

I’ll spare you the history and pick up where she decided to do something with her education.

She worked for the system of K-12 private schools I owned in the Dallas area, interacting daily with students who were moving on the top colleges, scholarships, and greater opportunity. Continue reading High School Dropout to Harvard Scholarship – Harvard is Not Out of Reach For Those Willing to Reach