What is the USMLE® Step 1 ® – All About the USMLE Step 1 Exam Guide
What is the USMLE Step 1?
What is on the USMLE Step 1?
The USMLE Step 1 is a multiple-choice exam that assesses your knowledge of the basic sciences, principles, and underlying human health and disease mechanisms. The USMLE program provides a Content Description outlining the distribution of disciplines and organ systems covered on the USMLE Step 1.
Tested disciplines include:
- Anatomy and Embryology
- Biochemistry and Nutrition
- Histology and Cell Biology
- Behavioral Sciences
How long is the USMLE Step 1?
- One-day examination divided into seven 60-minute blocks
- Administered in one 8-hour testing session
- Maximum of 40 questions per block
- Maximum of 280 questions on the overall examination
When should I take the USMLE Step 1?
When should I start studying for the USMLE Step 1?
How do I study for the USMLE Step 1?
Start by familiarizing yourself with the 2021 USMLE Bulletin of Information, which contains essential information such as eligibility requirements, test scheduling, exam procedure, and score reporting. To study for the USMLE Step 1, most medical students use a QBank alongside a comprehensive review book.
We recommend our USMLE Step 1 QBank, the number one QBank for medical students. Our active learning methodology will help you master the information you need to know to pass Step 1. It will also help you gain a solid foundation of knowledge for future clinical success.
How is the USMLE Step 1 scored?
What is the USMLE Step 1 passing score?
The USMLE program provides a recommended minimum passing score, which usually translates to test takers answering approximately 60% of the questions correctly. The current USMLE minimum passing score for Step 1 is 194. The USMLE program has announced that score reporting for Step 1 may change to pass/fail as early as January 2022.
How soon will I get my USMLE Step 1 results?
How many times can I take the USMLE Step 1?
UWorld USMLE Step 1 QBank
Discover the #1 Trusted Resource
for Step 1 Prep
Get in Touch
We understand you may have questions.
Know we’re always here to help.