Ok so I got a glimpse of what DIT is all about. I saw some of the video tutorial and honestly I don’t think it’s all that. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very helpful, but at the same time you definitely need other sources to study for the USMLE Step 1.
What is Doctors In Training
Doctors In Training (DIT) is basically another review course for the USMLE Step 1. It’s headed by a young doctor, Dr. Brian Jenkins, he is the one who started the training course. DIT is taken mostly by American Medical Students of Texas, because that’s where it was started. DIT is obviously not as big as Kaplan Review or Falcon Review, in terms of enrollment but based on students who took the course, it’s effective.
What Makes DIT Different from Other USMLE Step 1 Review Courses?
Dr. Jenkins, in the video, goes through the USMLE Step 1 First Aid Kit book. He goes through explaining the concepts and what the student doctors need to focus on. DIT also includes weekly emails containing quizzes based on what was taught. I’m not familiar with that so I can’t comment about the quizzes.
No doubt that USMLE Step 1 First Aid Kit is the first choice for a guide to studying for the USMLE Step 1, but only with other supplement sources. I recommend you sign up with DIT if you want an easier way to go through First Aid; you should go over the book several times before jumping in to QBank questions. I’m in contact with a 4th year student from SJSM aka Dr.Bill; he is also the author of the blog Southern Doc, and he giving me advise on what to do and what to avoid. Dr.Bill told me First Aid should always be by your side while studying for the Step 1.
I know the book looks thick and sometimes you just want to avoid reading it, but you’re going to be a doctor so get over it. You always have to keep on learning because medicine changes everyday as it improves. Use DIT course to go through USMLE First Aid.