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Study Skills, MCAT, USMLE, & NCLEX

A guide to KUMC resources for improving study skills, studying for the MCAT, USMLE step exams, and NCLEX


"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."
- Hans Selye

Did you know...?

A 2010 University of Queensland study found that 80% of university students are mentally stressed.

According to the American Psychological Association, one in five Americans reported feeling "extreme" stress in 2012.

A British study shows that the more people check their smart phones, the more stressed they become.

The American Psychological Association has estimated that 75 percent of healthcare costs are associated with stress-related chronic illness.

The NY Times wrote an article discussing the increased stress "doctors in training" now face because of new ACGME guidelines and regulations.

Interesting Stress-Related Content

Kirmayer Rec Center

Release some stress at KUMC's own rec center!


"I was a little excited but mostly blorft. Blorft is an adjective I just made up that means Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum. I have been blorft every day for the past seven years."

-Tina Fey, Bossypants

"Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it"

- Lily Tomlin