Exam: United State Medical Licensingination (Step 1)
Free USMLE Step1 Exam Questions in VCE Format
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USMLE United States Medical Licensing Examination
USMLE stands for United States Medical Licensing Examination. This is a series of medical exams coming in a few stages that all new doctors need to pass (starting from their time in med school) to be able to practice medicine.
Step 1 of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) is the first part of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. It is open to medical school student and graduates to assess their ability to apply important concepts fundamental to the practice of medicine. While American medical students usually take USMLE Step 1 at the end of the second year of medical school, all graduates of foreign medical schools must take this exam is they intend to practice medicine in the United States.
USMLE Step 1 is a one-day (8 hours) examination. It includes 322 multiple-choice questions divided into 7 blocks of 46 items (60 minutes are given for completion of each block).
USMLE Step 2 is open to all medical students and graduates who have successfully passed the USMLE Step 1. The Step 2 exam assesses the candidates' medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for patient treatment and care, health promotion and disease prevention.
USMLE Step 2 is a one-day (8 hours) exam. Similar to the Step 1, the test items are divided into blocks, and test item formats vary within each block, with the total number of exam questions equaling to 355.
USMLE Step 3 is open to candidates who already hold their USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 certificates. Step 3 is a two-day exam that assesses whether candidates are able apply medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential to unsupervised medical practice. This is the final USMLE exam which leads to the license to practice medicine without supervision - the ultimate goal of medical students and professionals willing to practice medicine in the United States. Step 3 represents the final assessment of physicians assuming independent responsibility for delivering general medical care.