The USMLE is a three step exam for medical licensure in the United States. It is computer based and administered by Prometric®. USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 can be taken in testing centers around the world. Step 3 tests are given only in the United States and it's territories. Sponsored by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), medical school graduates must pass all three before applying for a medical license in the U.S.
The USMLE Step 1 Exam is usually taken after the second year of med school. Subjects covered will include anatomy, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, aging, genetics, immunology, molecular and cell biology and nutrition.
The USMLE Step 1 Qbank from Kaplan gives you all the information you need for a thorough review of the Step 1 exam. The package includes more than 3,000 questions including 2,200 Step 1 questions, plus a diagnostic exam and two full size simulated Step 1 exams. Buy it for a month or for a full twelve months, depending on your needs.
Step 2 USMLE consists of two sections, the CK (Clinical Knowledge) and the CS (Clinical Skills). The Step 2 CK exam concentrates on clinical knowledge and is formatted as a multiple choice test. The Step 2 CS test, which takes eight hours, examines an individual's ability to examine, then diagnose a patient based on a physical examination and patient evaluation.
The Step 3 Exam takes approximately 16 hours spread over two days. The first day will include 336 multiple choice questions in seven sections, each lasting 45 minutes. The second day is split into two sessions, one consisting of 144 multiple choice question in three hours and the second being nine computer patient simulations of 25 minutes each.
The Step 3 QBank includes over 900 exam-like questions and a new mobile app downloadable for your iPhone® to allow you to put that downtime to good use.
Kaplan also offers courses, practice materials, strategies and test information for the COMLEX. The COMLEX QBank includes 1,400 Level 1 COMLEX questions, 1,000 QBank questions and a complete Level 1 simulated exam. Need more practice? Try the QBank Plus which gives you the Step 1 QBank as well as 3,000 Step 1 questions, 2,200 Qbank questions, a diagnostic test and 2 complete Step 1 simulated exams.
The COMLEX Level 1 High Yield Course, an online program designed especially for U.S. students. Purchase it now and you can have access until your exam date. Included also in the High Yield course is access to the COMLEX OMM Review Course (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine), which includes over 7 hours of review taught by Todd Bezilla, DO.
Our top choice to help you pass the USMLE Step 1 is the Kaplan's Step 1 High Yield Course . More than 3,500 exam-style questions, including Step 1 QBank, two full length simulated Step 1 exams, a diagnostic exam and question sets after each lecture.
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