Being a medical student is hard. However, what most people don't realize is that the medical education system - and students themselves - make it even harder by prioritizing memorization of tedium rather than mastering concepts. This is something that Alec Palmerton MD, graduate of Stanford Medical School created his site, yousmle.com, to address.
Dr. Palmerton has helped thousands of students excel in the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLEs), a series of exams that are crucial steps on every med student's journey towards a fulfilling medical career. Oh, and they just happen to be some of the hardest exams out there.
To help tomorrow's medical professionals ace their exams, Dr. Palmerton created a WP-based learning platform with the intention of bridging the gaps left by US higher medical education:
"Yousmle was born out of a desire to change the way medical students are educated. Rather than focus on memorizing tedium, we focus on mastery of critical concepts, then teach students how to apply them."