What is USMLE

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States, which allows the successful candidate to do their specialization in the United States of America.

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Understanding the underlying mechanism of disease & initial diagnosis

Step 1

Basic Sciences

Anatomy

Behavioral Sciences

Biochemistry

Microbiology

Immunology

Pathology

Pharmacology

Physiology

8 Hour Exam
7 Blocks
280 question maximum

192

Assessment and application of patients initial diagnosis and treatment

Step 2 CK

Clinical Knowledge

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Internal medicine

Pediatrics

Surgery

OBGYN

Psychiatry

9 Hour Exam
8 Blocks
318 question maximum

209

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Test on the ability to gather information, perform physical examinations, & communicate.

Step 2 CS

Clinical Skills

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Communication and interpersonal skills spoken English Proficiency Physical Exam and Patient Note

12 Patient Encounters

Only given in the US

Pass/Fail

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Understanding of clinical science considered essential for the unsupervised practise of medicine

Step 3

Patient Care

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Internal Medicine

Pediatrics

Surgery

OBGYN

Psychiatry

2 Day Exam – Multiple choice questions and clinical class simulations

192

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This way to US Medical Licensure

FIRST

Master the USMLE Steps

Step 1 – Basic Medical Sciences 4-10 Month prep

Step 2 CK – Clinical knowledge 4-7 Months prep

Step 2 CS – Clinical Skills 1-2 Months

THEN

Get ECFMG Certified

Register through ECFMG

Verify Medical Degree

Confirm you passed step 1, 2CK, 2CS

Receive ECFMG Certification

Next

Apply for Residency

Get letters of recommendation

Write personal statement

Decide specialty and which program to apply

Submit application through ERAS (Electronic Residency application system)

AFTER

Take Step 3

The Patient Management portion of the USMLE can be taken in Residency or before to increase competitiveness (3-4 Months prep)

FINALLY

Enter the Match

The NRMP or National Residency Matching Program happens once per year in march.

Work with a kaplan Advisor to plan out your Match timeline and ensure your are on track for applications and interviews.

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