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To the Editor When discussing changes to the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, Dr Haist and colleagues1 concluded that “many medical students prepared for Step 1 with a ‘binge and purge’ mentality; because students failed to recognize the value of the basic sciences in medical practice, many memorized information for short-term retention.”
Barbieri JS. Basic Science Content in the USMLE Step 1. JAMA. 2014;311(13):1358–1359. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1177
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