USMLE® Step 1 Prep
USMLE prep created and taught by board-certified medical professionals who know what it takes to reach your residency.
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Only Kaplan Medical has a team of expert basic science and clinical faculty, subject integration and specialty board exams. Our elite group of faculty will prep you for every USMLE Step.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the USMLE?
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a set of exams that assesses whether or not you’re ready to practice medicine.
How many Steps are in the USMLE?
The USMLE consists of 4 exams. Each Step is taken at a different point in your medical career and requires different levels of USMLE prep. Consider each USMLE Step its own individual exam that you’ll need to prepare for.
What is on the USMLE Step 1?
Step 1 consists of multiple-choice questions designed to measure basic science knowledge, including questions in anatomy, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and interdisciplinary topics, such as nutrition, genetics, and aging.
When should I take the USMLE Step 1?
Step 1 is administered by appointment on a year-round basis. Step 1 is typically taken by U.S. medical students at the end of their second year of medical school, or international medical graduates who are already licensed doctors in their home countries, but wish to practice medicine in the United States. As an international medical graduate, you must first register with the ECFMG at www.ecfmg.org. After registering, you’ll receive an ECFMG identification number. To actually book your exams, you'll need to book an eligibility period for your exam.
How many blocks are in the USMLE Step 1?
Step 1 is a one-day examination with seven 60-minute “blocks” administered in one 8-hour testing session; computer tutorial: 15 minutes; breaks: 45 minutes, self-scheduled
How many questions are on USMLE Step 1?
Step 1 consists of 280 multiple-choice questions, broken down into 7 one-hour blocks of 40 questions each.
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Step 1 Score - 253
The Kaplan Medical course had a significant impact on my scores, but more importantly it helped me develop a more profound and comprehensive understanding of the various fields in the basic sciences.
Step 1 Score - 250
Without the Kaplan Medical course, I wouldn't have scored that high. It helped me by creating a solid base of knowledge necessary for understanding and applying medical concepts during my preparation and most importantly, during the day I took Step 1.