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The USMLE® Step 1

The USMLE Step 1 is a one-day computer examination taken by international medical graduates (IMGs) who want to practice medicine in the United States. The Step 1 will not exceed 280 multiple-choice questions and is administered in one 8-hour testing session.

The USMLE Step 1 tests basic science principles, focusing on anatomy, behavioral science, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. Interdisciplinary areas that are tested include genetics, immunology, and nutrition.

The exam is administered by appointment on a year-round basis.

Register for the USMLE Step 1

The USMLE® Step 2 CK

The USMLE Step 2 CK is a multiple-choice examination designed to test whether the IMG's have the medical knowledge and understanding of clinical science considered fundamental for the provision of patient care under supervision. The Step 2 CK includes roughly 318 questions and is administered in one 9-hour testing session. The test is broken down into eight 1-hour blocks of about 40 questions.

The exam is administered by appointment on a year-round basis.

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The USMLE® Step 2 CS

The USMLE Step 2 CS tests your ability to interview patients, conduct physical exams, complete medical charts, and explain your findings. The communication skills component of the test are evaluated in the following areas:

  • Fostering the relationship
  • Gathering information
  • Information provision
  • Making decisions
  • Supporting emotions
  • Enabling patient behaviors

The exam is an eight-hour pass/fail that includes 12 individual patient encounters.

Register for the USMLE Step 2 CS

The USMLE® Step 3

The USMLE Step 3 is a 2-day computerized exam with roughly 500 multiple-choice questions, as well as computer-based case simulations (CCS). The CCS portion of the exam will test your ability to evaluate history and physical exam information, order diagnostic tests, select initial therapies, and manage the patient.

The test is administered by appointment on a year-round basis.

Register for the USMLE Step 3