Unlike other knowledge-based exams, the USMLE thoroughly assesses how well you can apply your skills, values, and attitudes to real life, patient-centered scenarios. Not only is it valuable practice for you as a future physician; it shows licensing authorities how you will operate on the job, both on and off the table. Now put on those mental scrubs and show them what you’re made of.USMLE- The United States Medical Licensing.USMLE is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners NBME. Need to take Step 1, 2CK and CS to obtain a certification to apply for a residency in the US.
WHO TAKES USMLE ?
The USMLE is designed for students of allopathic medicine, who are on the path to an MD. Students of osteopathic medicine can take either the USMLE or a similar test called the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMEX).
WHAT YOU GET ?
We will design a comprehensive review plan customized specifically for your academic and learning needs
We will help you achieve your personal best score on your upcoming board exam
You will work 1-on-1 with our most experienced coaches and tutors who will:
Motivate you to study properly as you develop the skills needed for your exam
Guide you through the high-yield material and teach you useful test-taking strategies
Critique your performance and adapt your study routine as needed
Support you and help relieve any stress you may feel from academic or exam-related anxieties
Keep you on point and in a position to perform well on your exam
We will provide you with step-by-step guidance along the way with:
A personalized Study Plan with assignments and tests created around YOUR schedule it all into one month or spread it out over the year, it’s up to you and your coach
Performance evaluations and critiques of your work as you go
Constant tune-ups of your Study Plan based on your performance
Pressure from your coach to keep you on top of your Study Plan so you are fully prepared for your exam
OVERVIEW OF THE TEST
Step 1 is a one-day test, usually taken at the end of the second year of med school. It emphasizes knowledge of basic sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, behavioral sciences, microbiology, immunology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. Topics such as nutrition, genetics and aging are also covered. All questions are multiple-choice.
Step 2 is a two-day test, usually taken in the fourth year of med school. It has two components. The first (called Clinical Knowledge, or CK), requires you to answer multiple–choice questions on clinical sciences like surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. The second (called Clinical Skills, or CS) requires you to examine and diagnose actors posing as patients. For the Step 2 CS, students must travel to one of five testing centers around the country.
Step 3 is a two-day test, usually taken after the first year of residency. This is the final assessment of whether or not you’re prepared to practice general medicine in an unsupervised setting. Like Step 2, Step 3 focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients. It includes both multiple choice questions and computer simulations of patient care.
The Step 2 CS has no numerical score. You earn a “pass” or a “fail” based on your ability to gather data, communicate with the patient and write an effective report.On all other parts of the test, the number of correct answers you earn is converted into two numerical scores, one on a three–digit scale and the other on a two–digit scale. These are simply two ways of reporting the same result to schools. You must earn a 75 on the two–digit scale to pass.While your medical school education will give you many of the skills and much of the knowledge necessary to pass the USMLE, you are still likely to log a substantial amount of time reviewing and preparing for each stage of the test.