USMLE Step 3 Experiences

USMLE Step 3 is a two day exam which consists of:

  1. Step 3 Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP) : This is a 7 hour test day which includes an optional 5 min tutorial, 45 mins of break time and 6 blocks of 1 hour each in the test day. 233 questions are tested in this day.
  2. Step 3 Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM): This is a 9 hour test day which includes a 5 minutes optional tutorial, 6 blocks of 45 minutes each and a total of 180 multiple choice questions. This day also includes 13 case simulations, each of 10-20 minutes. There is also a 45 mins break for the CCS component.

Subjects:

  • Immune System
  • Blood & Lymphoreticular System
  • Behavioral Health
  • Nervous System & Special Senses
  • Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Renal & Urinary System
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium
  • Female Reproductive System & Breast
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Multisystem Processes & Disorders
  • General Principles of Foundational Science
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health, & Interpretation of the Medical Literature
  • Social Sciences

Following are experiences of high scorers in USMLE Step 1 which are very helpful for everyone preparing this test:

December 12, 2017
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