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Why medical students fail in USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam?

 Live training sessions Vital Checklist Workshop at Houston Why medical students fail in USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam? USMLE Step 2 CS exam has three components—Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE), Spoken English Proficiency (SEP) and Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS). Students appearing for Step 2 CS test have to pass all the components in one sitting. As a USMLE Instructor, ... Read More »

Vital Checklist Mentorship Program

What is Vital Checklist Mentorship Program? Please contact Amanda Joy, program co-ordinator of VitalChecklist for information on  Step 2 Clinical Skills Workshop conducted by Dr. Harpreet Singh. The  USMLE Step 2 CS workshop will be held at Baymont Inn, Houston.   Read More »

The Pathogenesis of Addiction


  “What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people who would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay.”- Moby (musician)   Introduction   Addiction is the need to do something repetitively in order to attain a hedonic/ pleasure state. ... Read More »


IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE “Health is Wealth”. There would be few amongst us who would have not heard this all famous quote. Since the dawn of time, man has always shown his superiority over fellow men by feats of physical prowess.  The importance of fitness is imbibed in us by a very early age. Indeed most childhood memories do consist of ... Read More »

Vaccines: The importance of a great discovery


   Introduction In medieval times, infectious epidemics have run riot killing thousands of people. On instances, entire tribes were wiped out and lost with them were their traditions and cultures forever. The great epidemics of measles, smallpox and influenza, have killed more than half of population of many countries back then. Every year the deadly epidemics would recur in different ... Read More »

USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam- My preparation experience


Phase I: My first journey to The US Anxious, petrified and perturbed I was, sitting in the Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India, ready to board my first flight outside the country. It also happened to be the day my USMLE Step 2 CK result would be declared while I would be in mid-air over the ... Read More »

Choosing Medicine for the right reasons.

It is important to have realistic dreams and clear idea of your priorities when choosing a career.

We recently received an article in which a 15-year-old medical school aspirant expressed the reasons that led to her choosing medicine as a career.It is always heart warming to see enthusiasm and passion for this profession, and I am sure that our young author has a very bright future in medicine.After reading this delightful piece of creativity, I was forced ... Read More »

Why Medicine?- Choosing Medicine as a Profession

Taking the plunge into medicine should be an informed decision- Photo Courtesy Dr Ankur Sinha

Why Medicine? One of the most important decisions we have to take is what we want to do with the rest of our lives. We can spend time weighing the pros and cons of a given career choice, but it may not be an effective way of landing at the desired result. One of the most objective ways to make a decision ... Read More »

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