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USMLE Step 1 Prep Course2021-05-24T01:00:16+00:00

HIGH-YIELD USMLE PREP – COURSES

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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.

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

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LIVE IN-CENTER

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

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

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Flexibility and freedom to attend the topics that you need to work on the most.

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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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