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The Continuous Enrollment Cycle offers students increased flexibility for their USMLE Step 3 preparation. With up to 17 possible start dates per course cycle and various attendance formats, there are convenient scheduling options available, whether you choose to attend Live In-Center or Live Online.

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  • 7 to 8-week Comprehensive Review

  • Small Class Sizes

  • Continuous Open Enrollment

  • Subject & System-Based Teaching Approach

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  • MedLOGS – Live Online Group Study (optional)

  • One-On-One Study Plan

  • Weekly Quizzing

  • Test-Taking Strategies

  • Time Management Skills

  • Exam Related Anxiety & Stress Management

  • Clinical Case-Based Presentations

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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 / PM Classes
Timezone:  Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Duration: 7-8 Weeks
Cost: $3,299

USMLE Step 3
Live Online Review

Our live online USMLE Step 3 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 / PM Classes
Timezone:  Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Duration: 7-8 Weeks
Cost: $2,799

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for USMLE Step 3

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: Virtual
Enrollment: Scheduled
When: Mutually Convenient Timezone
Timezone: Varies
Duration: As needed
Cost: $189 per hour

About the USMLE Step 3 Exam and a Few FAQs

Step 3, the final USMLE hurdle, assesses your readiness for independent practice. Two days of MCQs and case simulations test your clinical judgment in outpatient settings. Master patient management, prioritize effectively, and conquer this final step to your US medical license.

If you graduated from a medical school outside of the U.S. and Canada, your school must be listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements. Regardless of the type of medical degree you hold, all applicants for the USMLE Step 3 must apply through the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website.
To be eligible for Step 3, you must have passed Step 1 and Step 2 CK of the Boards during medical school. The USMLE program recommends taking Step 3 after completing (or nearly completing) at least one year of postgraduate training in a U.S.-accredited graduate medical education program that meets state board licensing requirements.

The busiest times for testing are May through July and November through December. Because scheduling is first-come, first-served, try to schedule your test dates early in your eligibility period. This way, you’ll have flexibility if you need to reschedule. You can take the exam at any Prometric® test center in the United States or its territories.

The USMLE Step 3 is a 2-day computerized exam with approximately 500 multiple-choice questions, along with computer-based case simulations (CCS) that evaluate your ability to assess history and physical exam information, order diagnostic tests, select initial therapies, and manage patients.

The exam primarily focuses on patient management (45-55% of questions). Other topics include history and physical exam; lab and diagnostic studies; diagnosis; prognosis; and pathophysiology—each comprising about 8-12% of the exam questions. Additionally, each question falls into one of three clinical encounter frames: initial workup; continued care; and emergency care.

Day 1 consists of the Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP) section, which lasts approximately seven hours, including 45 minutes of break time and a five-minute optional tutorial. There are 233 multiple-choice items divided into six blocks, with 60 minutes allotted for each block.

Day 2 features the Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM) section, lasting about nine hours. It includes 180 multiple-choice items divided into six blocks, with 45 minutes allotted for each block. There is also a seven-minute CCS tutorial followed by 13 case simulations, each allotted a maximum of 10 or 20 minutes of real time.

To prepare, review helpful books and complete as many question banks as possible. Consider taking a practice test early to gauge your readiness and become accustomed to the exam’s pacing.

For the CCS portion, focus on getting familiar with the software and being efficient and thorough with your virtual patients. While finding study time as a resident can be challenging, persist in your efforts to discover what works best for you in preparing for USMLE success.

If an examinee fails the USMLE Step 3, they are subject to certain limitations. They may not take the same USMLE Step 3 examination more than six times, including incomplete attempts. It’s important to note that all attempts, regardless of when they were taken, are counted toward this limit. Therefore, failing the exam multiple times can impact an individual’s ability to continue pursuing their medical licensing goals.
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