Graduation Year


Embargo Period


Document Type

Research Paper

Degree Name

Medical Doctor (MD)


Medical Education

First Advisor

John McGeehan


Education, Medical


At Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment tool has set the foundation for student interactions in an academic environment. Medical students’ MBTI personality types have been used to form diverse and balanced active learning groups to facilitate a collaborative setting to learn. While the MBTI has helped CMSRU medical students gain awareness of their learning preference, there is still a gap in understanding how MBTI results can help students maximize their learning of medical information to best prepare them for the USMLE Step 1 exam. This study tested the hypothesis that there is a relationship between medical student MBTI personality type and USMLE Step 1 study resource preference, in terms of resource efficacy.

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