USMLE Step 1

USMLE

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Step 1
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How We Help

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Timeline

Most students begin their Step 1 prep with us 3-6 months out from their exams, or at the beginning of M2.

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Frequency

The vast majority of our Step 1 students meet with their tutors 1-2 times a week for 2 hours per session.

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Resources

We generally recommend UWorld and First Aid, but we’ll ensure you use the resources that are best for YOU.

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Pricing

Starts at $249/hr with package discounts up to 10%. Relentless encouragement always included.

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Exam Facts

USMLE Step 1 covers content in the following areas: Anatomy, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and interdisciplinary topics, such as nutrition, genetics, and aging. Test items require students to interpret material contained in vignettes, graphs and tables, identify mechanisms of action, diagnose symptoms, ascertain causes, and generally apply knowledge of science to clinical problems.

Theoretically, the maximum score for Step 1 is 300, but as of 2014 the national average is 229, and a score of 192 must be obtained for passing. Although it is just one of many factors considered, it is well known to be the primary factor (or screen) in residency admissions.

The USMLE Step 1 is a one-day exam that is administered over an 8-hour testing session. It is divided into seven 60-minute blocks and as of May 9th, 2016, (as per the USMLE website), "the number of questions per block on a given examination form will vary, but will not exceed 40. The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed 280."

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Testimonial

“I was worried that Med School Tutors was providing a study partner only, but this is not the case. They provide you with a USMLE guru for all Steps. Their tutors can clear paths for you if you are completely lost and can feed your brain with test day material for hours on end. The minds behind Med School Tutors will create a study regimen tailored to your needs. The commercial test prep courses are often not the right amount and may waste a lot of your time. More importantly test prep courses provide little emphasis on what you need. Whether you have limited knowledge of your test material, or feel you have mastered all you can and want more, their guidance can make the process of achieving your goals much easier. The days of poor-output studying are in the past.”   

- MS4, SGU School of Medicine, scored above 250 on Step 1 and 2CK

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