USMLE Step 2 CK & Medical Rotation Prep Video Game

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Bring on the USMLE Step 2 CK / COMLEX Level 2 CE & clinical rotations. Goodbye USMLE Step 1 / COMLEX Level 1. Congratulations to all of the medical students who just took the first of 3 required USMLE/COMLEX medical licensing exams. Rest up for your medical clerkships in your third year clinical rotations. Thank you for all of your who have tried out and/or bought Scrub Wars’ preclinical medical boards edition. Though you are halfway to ...

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Changes in the DSM V

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Changes in the DSM V

As many of you know, the American Psychiatric Association has transitioned from the DSM-IV TR to DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) in 2013. Starting in 2014, both the USMLE Step 1 and Comlex Level 1, as well as the behavioral medicine courses taught in both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, started to incorporate and use the psychiatric criteria from the DSM-V. Below are the ...

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College Students Use Smartphones to Study

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College Students Use Smartphones to Study

Make studying more convenient for medical students and they’ll study more. Sounds simple enough, right? We think so. As it turns out, students who study practice tests and flashcards on their mobile devices are getting a ton of benefits from their mobile study sessions. One of the biggest benefits students are taking advantage of is the opportunity to study everywhere they go.

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Gamification Medical Training

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THE GAMIFICATION OF MEDICAL TRAINING

KevinMD
DECEMBER 26, 2013

Video games evoke several connotations. They are regarded as childish, escapist, and time wasters that prompt isolation and bad habits. Video games are even blamed for violence and other ills of society. In actuality, many serious scientists have convincingly argued that video games not only have acquired an undeserved reputation, but ...

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