The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)is a three step examination for medical licensure in the U.S. The USMLE assesses a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease
|Step||Exam Content||Duration||Min Score to Pass|
|STEP 1||Basic Medical Science||8 hours / approx 310 questions||192|
|STEP 2 CK||Clinical Knowledge||9 hours / approx 350 questions||209|
|STEP 2 CS||Clinical Skills||1 Day / 12 patient encounters||Pass / Fail|
|STEP 3||Patient Management Skills||2 Days / approx 410 questions + 13 case simulations||196|
Step 1 One-day examination
Test is divided into seven 60- minute blocks and administered in one 8-hour testing session. The number of questions per block on a given examination form may vary, but will not exceed 40. The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed 280.
Step 2 CK One-day examination
Step 2 CS
This test uses standardized patients to test medical students and graduates on their ability to gather information from patients, perform physical examinations, and communicate their findings to patients and colleagues.
Step 3 Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP)
This test day focuses on assessment of knowledge of basic medical and scientific principles essential for effective health care. Content areas covered include application of foundational sciences; understanding of biostatistics and epidemiology/population health, and interpretation of the medical literature; and application of social sciences, including communication and interpersonal skills, medical ethics, systems-based practice, and patient safety.
Understanding the underlying mechanism of disease & initial diagnosis
8 Hour Exam
280 questions maximum
passing Score: 196
Pass Rate: 73%
Step 2 CK
Assessment and applications of patients initial diagnosis and treatment
9 Hour Exam
318 questions maximum
passing Score: 209
Pass Rate: 75%
Step 2 CS
Tests on the ability to gather information, perform physical examinations, and communicate findings
Spoken English Proficiency
Physical Exam and Patient
12 Patient Encounters
Only given in the US
Pass / Fail
Pass Rate: 85%
Understanding of clinical science considered essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine
2 Days Exam –
Multiple choice questions and
Clinical case simulations
passing Score: 196
Pass Rate: 84%
|Step1 Pathology Lecture by Dr Barone||20th February||Thursday|
|Obtaining US Clinical Experience||26th February||Wednesday|
|Interpreting Your USMLE Diagnostic Exam||5th March||Thursday|
|Fl Student Visa – Coming to the United States||10th m March||Thursday|
|Student Success: Scoring a 250+ on Step1 & Step2CK||18th March||Wednesday|
|Where to Start: ECFMG Application||24th March||Tuesday|
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