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USMLE® Step 1 Preparation

  • 3,600+ questions at or above exam-level difficulty
  • Based on real-life clinical scenarios
  • Paired with in-depth, visual answer explanations
  • Tested in an exam-like software interface
  • Organized to track your performance by subject and system
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Proven Step 1 Prep for Exam & Career Success

Why do over 90% of U.S. medical students begin their licensure journey with our Step 1 QBank? The answer’s simple: We give them the best chance for exam and career success. When you choose UWorld, you’ll receive the high-yield information necessary to truly think like a physician. That’s because all of our material is written by clinical experts to closely resemble the actual exam and help you attain concept mastery.

Now that Step 1 is a pass/fail exam, it’s crucial that you build a strong preclinical foundation for all three USMLE exams. Our resources will prepare you for Step 1, and give you the background knowledge and skills needed to excel on Steps 2 and 3.

Maximize Your Step 1 Question Bank Experience

Our Step 1 QBank was designed with you in mind. You get full control over
what you study and how you study it based on your specific needs.

Complete Comprehensive Practice Questions

Create custom tests and quizzes from our thousands of Step 1 practice questions to get comfortable with what you’ll experience on exam day. Our licensed authors continuously update the material to ensure alignment with the latest USMLE Step 1 content outline.

A detailed UWorld USMLE Step 1 question explanation component breakdown
Review Innovative Explanations

When you complete a question, you’ll receive access to a thorough rationale that explains the concept behind the problem and why answer options are right or wrong. To help you visualize complex topics, we include vivid illustrations, labeled diagrams, tables, and charts.

Incorporate Active Learning with Time-Saving Technology

As you read through our explanations, you can transfer both text and graphics into custom Step 1 flashcards (SmartCards) or a configurable digital notebook (My Notebook).

Monitor Your Progress with Advanced Performance Tracking

As you answer practice questions, you’ll gain access to topic-level performance data and peer-to-peer comparisons. These analytics make it easy to identify your strengths and weaknesses, realign your study efforts, and close knowledge gaps.

UWorld Step 1 Student Success Stories

UWorld is the ultimate study tool. The best answer explanations and diagrams I have ever read/seen. Every medical student should use this resource.”

Calvin L.
I love the charts, image quality and extremely detailed explanations. It contains very well summarized, high-yield information.”

Gabriela R.
UWorld is the best of the best. It’s very easy to understand, up- to-date and precise.”

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Beyond Our Step 1 QBank

When you choose UWorld, you’ll benefit from dedicated resources both within our Step 1 QBank and sold separately that fill in knowledge gaps and allow for further preparation. This includes Step 1 practice tests, premade flashcards, and a complete biostatistics review.

Step 1 Practice Exams - Realistic Testing Interface

UWorld Step 1 self-assessments closely replicate the real exam to help you prepare for test day. Each self-assessment consists of four 60-minute blocks containing 40 unique multiple-choice questions (not from our QBank). Once completed, you can review:

  • Detailed and visually engaging explanations for each question
  • Your relative ranking compared to other students who have taken the same assessment
  • An approximate 3-digit USMLE score based on historical UWorld data

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ReadyDecks & SmartCards

Build a solid Step 1 foundation by reviewing 2,000+ premade flashcards from our brand new ReadyDecks alongside our QBank. This material covers all of the high-yield facts and concepts you need to know for your exam.

Pair this foundational knowledge with custom SmartCards tailored to your learning needs. Simply highlight and transfer our award-winning text and graphics into your flashcards for an integrated study experience.

Our ReadyDecks and SmartCards both feature spaced-repetition technology to help you retain key information and elevate your performance.

Biostatistics Review

Biostatistics and epidemiology are crucial to reviewing research and the medical literature. These subjects are tested on the USMLE, as well as on in-service and board certification exams. Our review will help you:

  • Strengthen your fundamental knowledge and learn key concepts in an interactive format
  • Apply content in exam scenarios through basic and advanced vignettes
  • Learn step-by-step calculations
  • Integrate ideas from several questions to increase your understanding

Study from Anywhere

To provide you with greater flexibility, all of our Step 1 resources are accessible from the UWorld Medical app. Simply download the app and log into your account to get started. To ensure a seamless study experience, your progress is automatically saved and synced across devices.

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Step 1 Institutional Pricing

We partner with academic institutions to deliver quality content, classroom tools, and bulk pricing options. We’ll work with you to enhance your medical program and student learning outcomes.

USMLE Step 1 QBank Pricing

Questions about subscriptions/renewals? Click here.

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*Each self-assessment has a duration of two weeks from its date of activation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

UWorld Step 1 practice questions are written at or above the real exam’s difficulty level to help students pass Step 1 and build a strong scientific foundation for the future. Our thorough explanations describe the logic behind each question and why answer options are right or wrong.
Our question bank consists of nearly 4,000 USMLE Step 1 sample questions written by practicing physicians. We regularly update our QBank to ensure full coverage of the USMLE Step 1 syllabus.
UWorld Step 1 self-assessments consist of four 60-minute blocks containing 40 questions each. This is similar to the real USMLE, which consists of seven 60-minute blocks containing up to 40 questions each.
For now, based on initial feedback we’ve received, we are keeping the 3-digit score for self-assessments instead of converting it to a Pass/Fail scale. The 3-digit score lets students know how close they are to the Pass/Fail mark, both for Step 1 and Step 2. We will continue to monitor this and make adjustments as needed as we collect more data.
UWorld Step 1 self-assessments are scored using a proprietary algorithm that accounts for percentage correct, percentile rank, historical student scoring data, and similar factors.
Based on internal and independent data, there’s a notable correlation between completing UWorld Step 1 questions and improving your Step 1 score. While finishing our QBank once is enough to pass Step 1 for many students, we suggest reviewing it twice for the best results.
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Frequently Asked Questions

New Purchase: All new subscriptions go into effect from the time they are activated and not at the time of setup/purchase. A subscription can be activated immediately or any time thereafter. If your initial purchase consists of multiple courses (Qbank, Self-Assessment exam, CCS, etc.), each can be activated individually and independently via your account on our website. This process of activating a subscription after purchase allows you the flexibility to start a subscription when you are truly ready to use it.

We recommend that all subscriptions be activated within 180 days of setup/purchase. Once a subscription is activated, it cannot be paused or suspended for any reason and will run continuously for the duration of the course material.

Renewal: A renewal is an extension of time to continue access to a current activated subscription. Because a renewal is an extension to an already active subscription, it is effective from the existing expiration date, not from the day of purchase and cannot be deferred to start at a later date/time.

Note: All of our subscriptions are based on the Eastern Time Zone (GMT/UTC -5 hours or New York Time), which may be different than your local time zone.

Any of our product offerings can be purchased from our website with payment due in full at time of purchase via a credit or debit card with American Express, Discover MasterCard, or Visa logo.

You will need to register for an account in order to purchase any of our products. Once you have registered for an account or if you already have an account:

  • Log in to your UWorld account
  • Click on the Cart icon at the top of the page and then select your desired product to see a list of available packages and their prices
  • Select the package you wish to purchase
  • Verify your profile information, address, and educational status, then click the Update button
  • Enter your Billing address and credit/debit card information, then click Review Order
  • Verify that the correct product is in your cart and click Place Order
  • A purchase receipt will automatically be sent to your registered email address

If you complete your purchase but do not receive a receipt, please contact the Customer Care Team at [email protected]

You can subscribe to any of our online courses/services using a credit or debit card with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express logo. After a successful payment, your subscription will immediately
be available for activation via your account on our website or available complementary mobile applications.

You can also subscribe via personal check, money order, or demand drafts taken in U.S. dollars. These types of payments should be mailed to us and should include the name of the subscription and the duration,
along with the details asked for in the registration form. We will set up your account as soon as we receive
your payment and notify you via email of your access credentials. All direct-mail payments must be in U.S. dollars and made payable to:

UWorld, LLC
9111 Cypress Waters Blvd
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75019

We do not accept cash via mail, currencies other than U.S. dollars or payments via fax.

Individuals purchasing our CPA Review product may finance their purchase using Affirm during checkout process. Your eligibility depends on your credit score and other criteria, as per Affirm’s policies (outlined here). A soft credit check, a credit check that does not affect your credit score, will be performed by Affirm to determine your loan eligibility.
You will need a US based bank account to qualify.

All refunds are evaluated on a case-by-case basis for products purchased directly from UWorld. One case has no bearing on another. Refund amounts determined by UWorld are final.

In-App Purchases: We are unable to process any refunds for purchases made via mobile application (in-app). Please contact Apple for all refund/credit requests for Apple in-app purchases.

USMLE Step 2 CS, Step 3 CCS, Subject Reviews & Self-Assessment Exams: These subscriptions are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be converted into another subscription.

CPA Review: Students may request to cancel their CPA review product only within 10-days of activation of any of the materials. To qualify for a refund, no more than 10% of the course (lectures, Qbank, or a combination there-of) may have been used per exam section. All CPA Review refunds are subject to a cancellation fee of $75 (for single section purchases) or $250 (for package purchases), plus any applicable shipping charges. No return of merchandise is necessary.

All other Qbanks: Refunds are considered for subscriptions of more than 30 days. Refund amounts are based on the number of days elapsed since the subscription start date or the number of questions used, whichever amounts to a higher deductible.

Example scenarion: An individual purchases a 180-day Qbank subscription and generates a few test blocks equal to 20% of the questions in the Qbank. After 45 days, he/she requests a refund. Because the elapsed duration is greater than the percentage of questions used, the refund amount will be based on a subscription converted to the closest duration (60 days) by deducting the applicable 60-day subscription fee from the refund. In the same scenario, if the individual had used 85% of the questions, the refund would be 15% of the subscription fee paid.

Note 1: A processing fee of 10% (minimum of $10 and maximum of $25) will be applied to all refund amounts.

Note 2: All refunds, pro-rated or otherwise, must be requested within 360 days of original purchase. Refunds for purchases made more than 360 days ago will be issued as non-refundable, non-transferable store credit.

Note 3: Subscribers must notify UWorld of their intent to obtain a refund before activating their subscription (or) during the active duration. If the reset option is used or all of the questions are used, no refund will be allowed (see “I want to reset/delete my Qbank test history (or) start all over again, is this possible?” below for further details). No refunds will be offered for expired subscriptions.

Note 4: For combination package purchases, individual subscription fees will be applied when calculating the refund. If any self-assessment Exam(s) is utilized from a package, the entire purchase is rendered non-refundable.

Note 5: Although access to Qbanks via certain mobile devices is provided as an additional feature, it is not intended to be a replacement for computer access, and no refunds or cancellations will be honored due to user inability to install and/or use the provided software on any mobile device (regardless of whether the device meets the minimum system requirements).

Please use the following steps to purchase a renewal for your subscription:

  • Log in to your account on our website
  • Click on the User Icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Click on the Renew button corresponding to your subscription
  • Select the Renewal duration you wish to purchase
  • Verify your profile information, address, and educational status, then click the Update button
  • Enter your Billing address and credit/debit card information, then click Review Order
  • Verify that the correct package is in your cart and click Place Order

Upon a successful transaction, you will be sent a confirmation email receipt.

A renewal is an extension of time to continue accessing an active subscription, and it will not start the subscription over, provide a reset, or grant access to additional questions
that were not previously accessible. Because a renewal is an extension to an already active subscription, it is effective from the existing expiration date, not from the date of purchase, and
cannot be deferred in any way to start at a later date/time.

Please note that to qualify for renewal pricing, you will need to renew the course before it expires. Renewals are not offered to expired subscriptions. If you fail to secure
a renewal before the expiration date, you will need to purchase a new subscription at the regular price directly from our website to regain access to the material.

Note: All times and dates displayed for subscription expiration correspond with the Eastern Time Zone (GMT/UTC -5 hours or New York Time), which may be different than your
local time zone.

Note: If your initial purchase was a combination package, you will need to renew each active subscription individually. You do not need to renew a course that has not been

You may request to upgrade or downgrade your subscription purchase as long as it has not been activated. If you purchase a combination package, all included subscriptions must be unused. Please be advised that current subscription pricing will apply.

If your subscription has been activated, unfortunately, we cannot upgrade it retroactively. If seeking to downgrade, please refer to our refund policy for available options.

We do not offer custom duration(s) or combination packages other than those outlined on the website. Please refer to our purchase page for currently available subscriptions (including discounted combination packages for some products).

Self-Assessment exam subscriptions are for 14 days each. Subscribers whose active subscription(s) have not expired can purchase renewals from 7 days or more at any time before
their active subscription expires. Please refer to the respective course description page for renewal options.

We offer a demo on each of our product pages that contains a sample of the product interface and a few sample questions. We do not offer guest/trial accounts to test our software and view materials.

It is possible to purchase a subscription as a gift for someone else. However, the intended recipient will need to register
an account on our website (or have an account registered for them, with their profile information entered accurately). If the user is present at the time of purchase, the purchase can be made from their
account on our website using any credit or debit card with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover logo.

If the user is not present, or you wish for the gift to be a surprise, please contact Support directly using the contact form to arrange payment for the gift subscription. You will need to provide the user’s
registered email address so the account can be located.

Renewal Instructions

  •   Please purchase a renewal using the "Renew" option from the My Account page
  •   To qualify for renewal pricing, course must be renewed before it expires
  •   All renewals are effective from the current expiration date and cannot be deferred
  •   Test information cannot be reset (deleted) with renewal unless eligibility criteria is met (see Help page)