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The United States Medical Licensing Examination is also often referred as the USMLE Step 1 examination. This examination is held specially for the medical students of the United States.

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the examination is also often referred

The

Examination is also often referred as the

 

 

 

USMLE

Step

1

 

 

 

examination is held specially for the medical

   

 

students of the United States. The USMLE is

 

 

 

to determine whether a candidate studying

 

 

medicine or is a graduateisaccustomedwith

 

     

the primary knowledge of medical sciences

 

 

that

are essential for the practice of

 

 

 

medicines. It is also taken to verify that a

 

 

 

 

student will be able to carry on licensed

 

 

 

 

medicalpracticeintheUnitedStatesthrough

 

   

 

his medical knowledge.Themedicalstudents

 

 

of the United States and the students who

 

 

 

 

have studied medicine but not in the United

 

 

States and wants to have licensure to

 

 

 

practice medicine in the United States must

 

 

 

appear for this examination. 

 

United

 

States

 

Medical

 

examination.

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USLME – The 

Last Stone 

 

This

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study course

Study course  

 

This is one of the toughest examinations for

   

 

 

 

the medical students. Apart from their

 

 

curriculum examinations the candidates also

 

must

prepare

themselves

 

 

examination.

This

examination

 

 

important for all the medical students as

 

 

 

without

passing

this

 

 

students won't be able to practice medicine

 

 

 

in the United States. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for

 

this

very

 

the

 

is

 

 

 

 

examination

 

 

 

 

This examination is basically held to check

 

 

 

the perfectionofacandidateandhisdepthof

 

     

knowledge about the basics of sciences that

 

 

 

the medical students are taught during their

 

 

 

early years of medical education. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects that are taught during the years of

 

 

 

medical

education

is

 

 

examination,

for

example,

 

 

nutrition, physiology, dermatology, genetics,

 

 

immunology, biochemistry, cell biology etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

included

 

in

 

this

 

pathology,

 

The questions on ethics of medical practices

 

 

 

and Epidemiology are given extensively. The

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

number of questions given to the other subjects

number of questions given to the other

 

 

subjects is same. Each student getsexclusive

   

 

 

questions generated by the computer server. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

given to the students. It isathree-digitscore

 

 

 

       

system. The hospitals use the score of the

 

 

exam to decide whether the student is

 

 

 

qualified for the fellowship or not. The score

 

 

 

is taken on a maximum of 300. Earlier the

 

 

   

authorities used to provideatwo-digitscore.

 

 

 

Moreover, the two-digit score was unable to

 

 

provide the proper percentile ofacandidate.

 

 

 

This scorecard is very important for all the

 

   

medical students. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examination Procedure

Examination Procedure  

 

 

 

 

The USMLE examination is held in a single

 

 

day.

It

is

basically

 

 

 

examination held once in a year. This is one

 

 

of the toughest professional examinations. It

 

 

 

is composed of seven sections and each of

 

 

 

the seven sections has 40 questions. It is an

 

 

 

eight-hour long examination. The questions

 

 

are all multiple-choice types with four

 

 

answers. There are total280questions.Each

 

 

 

sectionhasbeenallottedalmostanhourtime

 

 

 

to complete. 

   

a

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

computer-based

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

How to prepare

How to prepare  

 

 

 

 

 

Time

technologicallyverycreative,sostudentscan

 

 

take and learn thechaptersforthemed

 

 

 

 

through the preparation courses available

 

 

online. It helps the students to learn their

 

 

 

 

syllabus better and more efficiently.

 

 

 

students must take the med prep very

 

 

 

seriously as their future depends on this

 

 

 

examination. 

 

has

 

changed

 

and

 

now

 

 

 

we

 

are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

medprep

  

 

 

 

 

 

prep

 

 

 

The candidate is given 45 minutes break

 

 

 

session during the entire eight-hour long

 

 

 

examination.

It

becomes

 

 

exhausting for the student who is appearing

 

 

 

for the examination. A tutorial of15minutes

 

 

   

is also conducted at the beginning of the

 

 

 

 

examination which that candidate can skip if

 

 

he wants to. This extra 15 minutes will be

 

 

 

 

later added to the break session of the

 

 

 

 

candidate. This session helps the students to

 

 

relax their nerves. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The

 

 

 

 

 

 

extremely

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

·

​Properknowledgeofthesubjectsisvery

 

   

important. 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·

​The syllabus of each subject should be

 

 

 

known properly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·

​The materials that are found online for

 

 

 

the​​​med prep​​​can be used. 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility

Eligibility  

·

​AregularStudyisrequiredfortheexam.

 

 

   

Since

it

is

multiple

 

 

 

examination so each topic needs proper

 

 

attention. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The USMLE step 1 examination isconducted

 

 

   

specially for students who are at the end of

 

 

 

their second year in graduation. Graduates

 

 

 

 

alsoapplyforthisexamination.Studentswho

 

 

 

 

have studied in the International Medical

 

 

 

 

schools outside the US also have to give this

 

 

 

examination to get a proper license. This

 

 

   

examination is basically for all the students

   

who want to become a licenseddoctorinthe

 

 

 

   

United States and Canada. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

choice

 

 

answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·

​A proper guidanceforthe​​medprepcan

 

 

 

help the students to overcome their

 

 

 

fears. So, the student should talkaboutit

 

 

 

to the doctors who have passed the

 

 

 

examination in the previous years. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

The

knowledge of the basic sciences and the

 

 

 

basics of all the subjects taught in the initial

 

 

 

 

days of the medical course. The USMLE

 

 

 

 

examination is one of the most difficult

 

 

 

 

course

 

requires

 

comprehensive

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score System

Score System  

 

 

A critical scoring system is observed in this

 

 

 

examination. Percentile basis scores are

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

examinations as it takes extensive studies

examinations as it takes extensive studies to

 

   

pass the examination. The students must be

 

 

 

very active and attentive throughout their

 

 

 

entire medical study course. The USMLE

 

 

 

preparation course​​isnotonlyforpassingthe

 

    

test but also help a candidate to prepare for

 

 

 

   

the future.