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Medsmarter program sub step 1 a la Carte
MedSmarter Step 1 Live Class

Flexibility to Choose
USMLE Step 1 Topics
Where Focus is Needed Most

The a la Carte Live Review Classes are offered at our Study Center in Suwanee, GA.  Students have the option to attend live in the center or live-online via Zoom.  Being able to choose which subjects to attend, provides students with the ability to focus on specific subject areas of weakness.

Type: Live Instructors
Attendance:  In-Person or Live Online
Enrollment: Scheduled Cycles
 Mon – Fri / AM Classes
Timezone:  Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Duration: Dependant of Subject/Topic

How our a la Carte classes work:

  • Select Your Classes:

    Once you enroll in a class, you will receive a confirmation email with all details required to get ready for classes as well as Zoom login instructions if you are planning to attend Live Online.

  • Before attended classes:

    Be sure to double-check and reconfirm the schedule for the classes you are wanting to attend, remember a la carte classes are on a rotating calendar.

  • Join your class:

    So you’ve received your start date and completed the online student intake form.  Now, on the days of the classes, join your classmates at the center or via Zoom live online.


Have questions about how our live instructor-led online classes work?

Or,  would like to speak to someone about scheduling a class?

Some commonly asked questions.

The Step 1 exam contains multiple-choice questions that assess your medical skills in the following basic science knowledge areas:

  • Anatomy
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Interdisciplinary topics, such as nutrition, genetics, and aging

This is a one-day, 8-hour examination. There are seven blocks. Each block is 1-hour long.

The number of questions per block on a given examination form may vary but will not exceed 40.  The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed 280.

Typically, most US med school students take this exam at the end of their second year.

International medical school graduates take USMLE Step 1 after becoming licensed doctors in their own countries to work toward being licensed to practice medicine in the United States.  These physicians must take the following steps to take the exam:

  • Register online with ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
  • Receive an identification number from ECFMG
  • Book their exam online on a year-round basis

On February 12th, 2020, co-sponsors of the USMLE Program, the FSBM and NBME®, announced that the USMLE Step 1 exam will no longer be scored as a 3-digit numerical score. This change will be implemented no sooner than January 2022.

As of January 2021, the attempt limit for each USMLE Step component will reduce from six to four.

From March 2021, USMLE candidates will need to pass the Step 1 exam as an eligibility requirement in order to take the Step 2 CS exam.

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When I started the program I had been trying on my own and felt lost, I didn’t know where to start.  Dr. Untara grounds you in a way that you know how to study and how to see the information in a way that will be asked.  They help you learn how to tackle questions and will also instruct you on how to continue studying.  I’m an IMG and am eternally great full to the program best thing that has happened to me, to be honest ????  recommendation.  I absolutely love it and will continue using their one on one services.  If you are lost and having issues with how to start, this program is for you.  Stop wasting time and get on it!

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