Prepare to Ace Your USMLE Step 1


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A Continuous Enrollment Cycle allows students more flexibility for your USMLE Step 1 Prep.  With up to 17 possible opportunities for a start date per course cycle along with multiple attendance formats, there’s sure to be a convenient schedule option available – Whether attending Live In-Center or Live Online.

USMLE Step 1 Live In-Center Review Course


Attend lectures in the center with live instructors in a classroom setting.

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Participate in classes remotely with a live instructor via online conferencing.

USMLE 1 on 1 Tutoring


Prep Live Online with personalized tutoring on a schedule convenient for you.

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Students from 90+ US and International Medical Universities


  • 7 to 8-week Comprehensive Review

  • Small Class Sizes

  • Continuous Open Enrollment

  • Subject & System-Based Teaching Approach

  • MedSmarter PDF Notes

  • Study Lab Available for Self-Study

  • MedLOGS – Live Online Group Study (optional)

  • One-On-One Study Plan

  • Test-Taking Strategies

  • Clinical Case-Based Presentations

  • Time Management Skills

  • Exam Related Anxiety & Stress Management

  • Coffee & Tea Provided

USMLE Step 1 Course Cycle
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MedSmarter Step 1 Live Class

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Live In-Class Review

The Live Review Course is offered at our Study Center in Suwanee, GA.  Our facilities offer a structured environment with a collaborative approach to student success!

Type: Live Instructors
Attendance:  In Person
Enrollment: Continuous Cycle
 Mon – Fri / AM Classes
Timezone:  Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Duration: 7-8 Weeks
Cost: $3,299

USMLE Step 1
Live Online Review

Our live online USMLE Step 1 Course is structured, regularly scheduled, and taught by experienced instructors – delivered using virtual meetings software.

Type: Virtual with Live Instructors
Attendance:  Live Stream Video Conferencing
Enrollment: Continuous Cycle
 Mon – Fri / AM Classes
Timezone:  Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Duration: 7-8 Weeks
Cost: $2,799.00

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1:1 Private Tutoring
for USMLE Step 1

Get the individualized help you need to overcome weak areas that you identify. Speak with a tutor to review your study habits and specific weak areas. Once an assessment is done of your strengths and weaknesses, the tutor will suggest the number of hours required based on your individual circumstance.

Type: Live Instructors
Attendance:  Virtual
Enrollment: Scheduled
Mutually Convenient
Timezone:  Varies
Duration: As needed
Cost: $189 per hour

About the USMLE Step 1 Exam and a Few FAQs

The USMLE Step 1 is a one-day computerized exam that assesses student’s comprehension and application skills related to the basic sciences of practicing medicine.  It is commonly considered the most challenging exam by medical students and is more comprehensive than exams taken during medical school.

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.

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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!

Student Dr. Aury Fernandez – USMLE Step 1

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