These are some tips that will make a difference in your USMLE score and they work for all steps. These tips are collected and approved by many of the students that successfully passed USMLE on the first attempt and got the highest scores.
Please read them carefully and try to apply them as they are for your test to get a high score.
Don’t study new subjects on the last day
On the day before the test, don’t study any new subject. Just review highlights for the test and read some questions and answers without trying to answer them on your own (passive reading).
Have fun the evening before the test
All students who got a high score agreed that spending the evening of the day before the test on an activity other than studying is very helpful. You can watch a movie, hang out with friends or even read an interesting book. This will help you sleep well and organize your knowledge.
Go to bed early and don’t panic if you can’t sleep
Don’t go to bed too early or too late. Just go to bed early enough to get 8 hours of rest. Don’t drink any caffeinated beverage at least 6 hours before the time of sleep. Don’t panic if you can’t sleep. It is very common and doesn’t affect your score. But you need to be at least relaxing in bed for continuous 8 hours.