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USMLE Step 1

    USMLE step 1 tests the understanding and application of important concepts in basic sciences to medicine practices. It also emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease, and modes of therapy. It is a computerized test of the basic medical sciences consisting of 350 multiple choice questions. For IMGs, Step 1 is required for ECFMG certificate as well as for registration for the USMLE Step 2 CS. Since most US graduates apply to Residency with their USMLE Step 1 scores only, it maybe the only objective tool available with which to compare IMGs with US graduates.


USMLE Step 1 subjects: Anatomy | Behavioral Science | Biochemistry | Histology | Microbiology | Pathology | Pharmacology | Physiology
USMLE Step 1 slides: EKGs | X-rays | Dermatology | Fundus | Histology Slides | Pathology Slides
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Other useful websites: Official USMLE website | ECFMG | Drexel USMLE step 1 review


USMLE Step 2 CK

USMLE step 2 ck tests the medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision. It also includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 CK has approximately 370 multiple-choice test items, divided into eight 60-minute blocks, administered in one nine-hour testing session.


USMLE Step 2 CK subjects: Behavioral Science | General Surgery | Internal Medicine | Neurology | Obstetrics & Gynecology | Orthopedics | Pediatrics | Psychiatry
USMLE Step 2 CK slides: EKGs | X-rays | Dermatology | Fundus | Histology Slides | Pathology Slides
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USMLE Step 2 CS

    USMLE step 2 CS has 11 or 12 patient cases. You will have 15 minutes for each patient encounter and 10 minutes to record the patient note. If you do not use the entire 15 minutes for the patient encounter, the remaining time is added to the time you have to record the patient note. The testing session is approximately eight hours.


USMLE Step 2 CS Slides: EKGs | X-rays | Dermatology | Fundus | Histology Slides | Pathology Slides
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USMLE Step 3

USMLE step 3 tests medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine. It also places emphasis on patient management in ambulatory settings. Step 3 provides a final assessment of physicians assuming independent responsibility for delivering general medical care. Step 3 has approximately 480 multiple-choice test items, divided into blocks of 35 to 50 items. You will have 45 to 60 minutes to complete each of these blocks.
USMLE Step 3 subjects: Behavioral Science | General Surgery | Internal Medicine | Neurology | Obstetrics & Gynecology | Orthopedics | Pediatrics | Psychiatry
USMLE Step 3 slides: EKGs | X-rays | Dermatology | Fundus | Histology Slides | Pathology Slides
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NRMP Match

The NRMP facilitates the matching of medical residents and residency hospitals. It uses the preferences expressed in the Rank Order Lists submitted by applicants and programs to place individuals into positions. The process starts with an attempt to place an applicant into the program indicated as most preferred on that applicant's list. If the applicant is not matched to this first choice program, an attempt is made to place the applicant into the second choice program, and so on, until the applicant obtains a tentative match, or all the applicant's choices is exhausted.


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NRMP / USMLE match resources: CV | CAF | Deans Letter | Medical Transcripts | Personal Statements | Recommendation Letter | Thank you letters | NRMP
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Fellowship opportunities

Fellowships are defined by the Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as training in subspecialty graduate medical education programs. There are varieties of fellowship programs available in different specialties.


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About USMLE

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) sponsors USMLE.
The Three Steps of the USMLE
Step 1 tests the important concepts of basic sciences basic to the practice of medicine. It also places special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease, and modes of therapy. Step 1 ensures mastery of the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine. It also tests the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning.
Step 2 CK tests the medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision. It also includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 CK ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills.
Step 2 CS tests your capacity to practice and provide good medical service in real-life situations. It also tests your communication skills.
Step 3 tests your medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine. Step 3 provides a final assessment of physicians assuming independent responsibility for delivering general medical care.

 

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