The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a 3-step exam administered to physicians so that they may begin practicing medicine in the U.S. The exam is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME®).
Step 1 is an 8-hour computerized exam that includes 322 questions, focusing on:
Step 2 is a 9-hour exam featuring 8 sections of 44 multiple-choice questions, focusing on:
Step 3 is 16 hours and is given over two days, with approximately 480 multiple-choice questions focusing on medical knowledge and clinical science.
The steps are offered throughout the year, and test takers must schedule them with their nearest testing centers. Scores are scaled between 140 and 260.
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