USING UWORLD AND PICMONIC LEADS TO MASTERY & MAXIMUM RETENTION

Get the most out of UWorld by using Picmonic to master facts as you practice board-style questions.

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Picmonic is the only visual learning resource for medical students that's been research-proven to boost retention 331%. As you practice UWORLD questions, Picmonic will help you review topics you're struggling with so you can lock in the facts long term. Since 2012, hundreds of thousands of medical students have trusted Picmonic to help them achieve dream board scores. With succinct 2-3 min videos, you'll study more efficiently and effectively for board exams.

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How Students use UWORLD to Ace Board Exams

How I scored 275 on USMLE Step 1

How I scored 275 on USMLE Step 1

If I encountered UWorld questions I’d never heard of, or answered a question that was supposedly correct but that I had no idea why, I looked to see if there was a Picmonic mnemonic flashcard for that topic to learn the details before continuing. Similarly, if I got a UWorld question correct but my memory of the facts was vague, I quickly reviewed the Picmonic video again. I reviewed the incorrect answers and UWorld explanations for every question, and then used Picmonic to lock in the details.Read more >
How Students use Picmonic with UWorld

How Students use Picmonic with UWorld

While studying with UWorld, I would get together with a group and discuss why they think the right answer is right and the wrong answers are wrong. I would write down the topics, whether from the right answer choice or the wrong answer choices, that I was unfamiliar or uncomfortable with. Then I would use Picmonic to remember those one or two facts, either by creating / adding on to a Picmonic or by using the Picmonic that already exists.Read more >
How I scored a 274 on USMLE Step 1

How I scored a 274 on USMLE Step 1

When doing UWorld questions, I referenced Picmonic visual flashcards when I came across an answer for which I was not familiar. By reviewing Picmonic videos by topic area related to the UWorld question, I made sure that I filled in any gaps that might have existed in my school’s curriculum.Read more >
How to Get Your Dream Score with UWorld USMLE

How to Get Your Dream Score with UWorld USMLE

Dr. Tenore gives his advice on when to start step prep and how many qbank questions he recommends to achieve a dream score. Find out when to start STEP prep and how to get your dream score.View clip >
Best Study Resources for USMLE Step 2 CK

Best Study Resources for USMLE Step 2 CK

Want advice about the best Step 2 CK? resources This article by Marc N. Katz, an internal medicine intern interested in pursuing a fellowship in cardiology, is all about his favorite USMLE Step 2 resources.Read more >
7 Habits for your Second Year of Med School

7 Habits for your Second Year of Med School

Bart Rzepa joined Picmonic’s Ron Robertson, to discuss seven habits you can develop starting today to be successful in your second year of med school and beyond.Read more >

What Students Say

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"275: Dream STEP Score"

Martzio
Martzio
Med Student
True Blue - St Georges University School of Medicine

Picmonic's visual approach has been a huge part of my learning. I just took the first UWORLD simulation exam and I scored a 275 (99% percentile) and it’s definitely because of Picmonic's online learning system. Picmonic is the study tool for the students who want to excel because they were the ones who knew that extra small detail that changed their score from a 239 to a 245 or a 249 to 255….because one extra correct question on the actual USMLE can mean a few extra points.

“Best Study Aid”

Eric S.
Eric S.
Chicago, Illinois - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Picmonic is such an amazing resource for visual learners in medical school! Out of everything I use to study, Picmonic helps me lock it in long-term. I have KILLED my block exams so far because of all of you! It truly is a magnificent product. It really just helps me keep little details straight—something that is important to accomplish before Step preparation....there are people like me who love it and use it regularly.

“Wish I’d Used Picmonic Earlier”

Kristen R.
Kristen R.
3rd Year Med Student
Jackson, Mississippi - University of Mississippi School of Medicine

I wish I would have used this my M1 year. That was my hardest year. I didn't consider using Picmonic until I started to seriously study for STEP1. I originally got it only for biochemistry, but I ended up using it for every subject. I wish I had a time machine to tell my young self about this resource that makes studying enjoyable. Great videos, great variety, and new stuff available all the time!

“Start During First Year”

Franziska
Franziska
Med Student

United States

Thankful every day that I purchased @Picmonic during 1st year - I get questions right on UWorld Step 2 b/c of a card I learned 2 yrs ago.

“Ace UWORLD Questions”

Abdel
Abdel
Med Student
Sharjah - University of Sharjah College of Medicine and Surgery
Picmonic helps me to ACE my school exams and Uworld questions. Picmonic is a really life and time saver!

“More Efficient Review"

Johanny L.
Johanny L.
Med Student
Scottsdale, Arizona - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science - Scottsdale

Picmonic has really helped me maximize my study time and allows me to be more efficient when reviewing questions

When should I use UWorld?

We hear that med students start using a Qbank as early as January of their second year (if they are taking STEP in June or July), and perhaps even earlier. Starting early also allows them to work with multiple Qbanks.

PA and Nursing students recommend getting started with a Qbank at least 3 months before taking the PANCE or NCLEX.

Can I use UWorld and Picmonic when studying for NCLEX?

Yes! UWorld has a Qbank for RN students. Nursing students who are prepping for the NCLEX use Picmonic to master a concept or fact they are struggling to remember. For example, when answering a UWorld question incorrectly, students can use Picmonic as a refresher to understand why the answer is correct (and other answers are wrong). Using wacky characters and stories, Picmonic helps students remember more in less time and increases retention 331% making study and review more efficient. Picmonic also helps connect related topics which helps students correctly answer more of those "select all that apply" questions.

For more nursing student reviews of Picmonic click here.

Can I use UWorld and Picmonic when studying for PANCE?

Yes! UWorld has a Qbank for PA students. PA students who are prepping for the PANCE use Picmonic to master a concept or fact they are struggling to remember. For example, when answering a UWorld question incorrectly, students can use Picmonic as a refresher to understand why the answer is correct (and other answers are wrong). Using consistent characters and wacky stories, Picmonic’s research-proven learning system helps connect related topics and make facts more memorable, enabling students to correctly answer board-style questions.

For more PA student reviews of Picmonic click here.

Can I use UWorld and Picmonic when studying for USMLE STEP?

Yes! UWorld has a Qbank for USMLE STEP 1. Medical students who are prepping for STEP use Picmonic to master a concept or fact they are struggling to remember. For example, when answering a UWorld question incorrectly, students can use Picmonic as a refresher to understand why the answer is correct (and other answers are wrong). Using consistent characters and wacky stories, Picmonic helps connect related topics and make facts more memorable, enabling students to perform better on board-style questions. Students who use Picmonic’s research-proven learning system early in their med journey claim higher STEP scores and more efficiency when studying.

For more med student reviews of Picmonic click here.

Can I use UWorld and Picmonic when studying for MCAT?

Yes! UWorld has a Qbank for MCAT. Pre-med students who are prepping for MCAT use Picmonic to master biology and physiology concepts or fact they are struggling to remember. For example, when answering a UWorld question incorrectly, students can use Picmonic as a refresher to understand why the answer is correct (and other answers are wrong). Using consistent characters and wacky stories, Picmonic helps connect related topics and make facts more memorable.

For more information about Picmonic for Pre-Health click here.

Should I save UWorld for dedicated?

Med students recommend allowing enough time for multiple Qbanks, therefore starting well before dedicated is desirable. However, since UWorld is widely used and recommended by successful med students, dedicated is a great time to start UWorld to get the most benefit from being able to practice applying your knowledge to board style questions before the actual exam.

Which is a better Qbank, Kaplan or UWorld?

For a side by side comparison of Qbanks, including UWorld features and UWorld pricing click here.

Why use UWorld USMLE for STEP 1 and STEP 2?

Many medical students use UWorld practice questions and explanations to prepare for their board exams on their way to becoming successful doctors. UWorld for medical students also features the ability to create flashcards.

Why use UWorld for PANCE?

Many PA students use UWorld practice questions and explanations to prepare for the PANCE on their way to becoming successful healthcare professionals. UWorld for physician assistant students also features the ability to create flashcards.

Why use UWorld for NCLEX?

Many nursing students use UWorld practice questions and explanations to prepare for the NCLEX on their way to becoming successful nursing professionals.

Why use Uworld for MCAT?

Many pre-med students use UWorld practice questions and explanations to ace the MCAT when applying to medical school.

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