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    USMLE Step 1 - Exam, Eligibility, Registration, Syllabus, Score


    USMLE Step 1 - Exam, Eligibility, Registration, Syllabus, Score

    USMLE Step 1

    What is USMLE?
    The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. It is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).
    The USMLE determines a doctor’s / Physician’s capability to implement knowledge, conception, principles as well to demonstrate significant patient-centered skills. It incorporates the safe and adequate patient care.

    Step 1 – Overview
    USMLE step 1 is the first part of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. All it covers the foundation of Basic Science. The purpose of the foundation is to assess how much students are able to apply the Basic Science to the practice of Medicine. USMLE step 1 ensures both the mastery of sciences and scientific principles.
    How to Apply USMLE step 1:

    USMLE step 1 registration requires meeting with one obligatory criterion. To register with USMLE, you first need to have ECFMG certification that renowned as Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduate. It is the first and main part of USMLE Step 1 application. You can train and work under USMLE curriculum with their certificate.

    USMLE step 1 2018 Eligibility Criteria
    The eligibility criteria of USMLE must meet some requirements such as
    · Applicants should be enrolled in or graduate of a medical school that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
    · Applicants should meet the eligibility certification of ECFMG certificate.
    · All the applicants must meet eligibility requirements at the time of application.

    USMLE step 1 Syllabus 2018

    USMLE step 1 syllabus covers 18 major areas such as Behavioural Science, Psychology, Aging, Biochemistry, Pathology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Immunology, Genetics, Nutrition, pharmacology. Check out the weight of USMLE step 1 syllabus 2017 listed below.

    System Range
    General Principles of Foundational Science 15%-20%
    1. The immune system2. The system of Blood &Lymph reticular3. The Behavioural Health4.The Nervous System and Special Senses5. The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue6. The Musculoskeletal System7. The Cardiovascular System8. The Respiratory System9.The Gastrointestinal System10.The Renal and Urinary system11. The Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium12.The Female Reproductive system and Breast13.The Male Reproductive System14. The Endocrine System 60%- 70%
    1. The Multisystem Processes and Disorders2. The Biostatistics and Epidemiology3. The Health Population4. Social Sciences 15%-20%
    Normal Processes 10%-15%
    Abnormal Processes 55%-60%
    Principles of Therapeutics 15%-20%
    Others 10%-15%

    How long is Step 1?

    USMLE step 1 based on 280 multiple choice test items which is including 7 sections of 46 questions; in total 322 questions. Applicants are allowed to take 45 mins USMLE step 1 break during the exam.

    USMLE step 1 score

    Applicants need to have a minimum score to get the test. The required score is 192 for passing the USMLE step 1 exam. Usually, the result is available 3 or 4 weeks after the test.

    USMLE step 1 books

    It is always good to remember USMLE is all about practical conception and its application; it is not like writing thesis only. Selecting the books is very important. Here we are providing some book list that can be beneficial for USMLE step 1 students or aspirants.

    First Aid for the USMLE Step 1

    *** ** and Vikas Bhushan

    Rapid Review Pathology

    Edward Goljan


    Linda S Costanzo

    USMLE Step 1 Secrets

    ****** A Brown

    First Aid Q&A for the USMLE Step 1, Third Edition

    James Feinstein and *** **

    Rapid Review Biochemistry

    Edward Goljan and John W. Pelley

    BRS Behavioural Science

    Barbara Fadem
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