USMLE Step 3 is the final hurdle in the USMLE exam series and is often the most underestimated by aspiring doctors. Don't let your guard down just yet.
USMLE Step 3 Overview
Here is some of the essential information you should know about the USMLE Step 3 exam.
What Content Does USMLE Step 3 Cover?
You will typically take Step 3 during your first year of residency. The exam tests your ability to apply medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science that is essential to the unsupervised practice of medicine, focusing on patient management in ambulatory settings.
How Is USMLE Step 3 Administered?
Step 3 is a two-day exam. Day One has approximately seven hours in the test session, including 45 minutes of break time. There will be 232 multiple-choice items divided into six blocks. You get one hour to complete each block. The first day focuses on foundations of independent practice, and tests foundational sciences, biostatistics, interpretation of medical literature, patient safety, communication and interpersonal skills and medical ethics.
Day Two has approximately nine hours in the test session, including a minimum of 45 minutes of break time. There will be 180 multiple-choice items, divided into six blocks of 30 items each. You get 45 minutes to complete each block. Day Two focuses on advanced clinical medicine and tests knowledge of patient diagnosis and disease management. Day Two includes computer-based case simulations that test your skills in patient diagnosis and disease management, specifically highlighting your knowledge of patient history, physical examination and the use of diagnostic studies. There will be 13 case simulations with an allotted time of 10 to 20 minutes each.
How Important Is Step 3 of the USMLE?
Step 3 is the final examination in the USMLE series that an aspiring doctor must pass to earn a license to practice medicine in the United States without supervision. Thus, a solid study schedule and a passing score are just as important for Step 3 as they are for the first two exams.
How Is USMLE Step 3 Scored?
The minimum passing score for Step 3 is 196, and the national average is 226, with a standard deviation of 15. Step 3 is the USMLE exam that is most often underestimated by aspiring doctors. Students who have excelled on Step 1 and Step 2 CK may have challenges with Step 3, given their busy residency schedule, the exam's unique simulation component, or a residency specialty that doesn't utilize the medicine concepts tested in Step 3. If you are pursuing a fellowship, a strong Step 3 performance can help your application stand out.
Who Uses Our USMLE Step 3 Tutoring Services?
Students in their first year of residency typically take Step 3 of the USMLE, which is the final examination they must pass to earn their license. However, there are different kinds of students who use or could benefit from Medlearnity's USMLE Step 3 tutoring.
If you're preparing to take Step 3 and are reading this page, you're already in great shape! Our USMLE Step 3 online tutoring services are excellent for proactive students who want to perform their best. No matter how you did on Step 1 and Step 2 CK, you can always improve your study skills. With your busy schedule, you might overlook this final test's importance. Medlearnity can help you avoid this.
With Medlearnity, our private tutors provide personalized study plans. We'll identify potential weak spots and make sure you have the resources to strengthen them. Our tutors are expert educators who excelled at the USMLE exams and are eager to help you do the same.
Why You Should Choose MED LEARNITY For Step 3 Coaching
Personalized Learning Tailored to Your Needs
To be successful, you need the best strategies & learning plans that fit your needs. Too many studying programs force you to change to fit the regimen. At Medlearnity, we give you the tools to study in a way that aligns with your learning and studying style instead of the other way around. You'll also experience Medlearnity's personalized study schedules & tutoring experience to optimize your learning for consistency & efficiency. Start a trial session today!
Tutors Who Are Real Doctors in the Industry
We mentioned how our tutors are real doctors with medical industry knowledge and experience, but they're more than that. Each of our professional tutors is a practicing physician with real-world experience and professional medical knowledge. Our tutors come from the best medical schools and hospitals in the U.S., making them valuable resources for your medical school exams. Each of our tutors has aced these tests before, so they know how to increase your test score.
Proven Results That Can Shape Your Future
At Medlearnity, our goal extends far beyond helping you study for your USMLE Step 3. We want you to succeed and achieve your career goals in medical school and the medical profession. Our testimonials speak for themselves, and we're proud to have helped over 500 students surpass their goals on their medical exams. Many of our students return for help on future exams because of our ability to help them consistently improve their study skills and exam scores.
Meet one of our Expert USMLE tutors
Dr. Surabhi Menon has scored above the 99th Percentile on the USMLE Exams. Work with her to learn how you can improve your own performance! Surabhi has helped students prepare Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 3 and the Family Medicine Board Exams.
What to Expect From Step 3 Test Prep
At Medlearnity, students come first. We understand preparing for the USMLE Step 3 can be intimidating, deeply personal, and include test anxiety. Therefore, we approach every student's situation with our utmost attention to detail to see how we can best assist you and prevent exam failure. Whether you are having challenges meeting your performance goals or want to ensure you are on a path to success, our team is available to share our tutoring success. We know you will experience the "students-first" mentality at Medlearnity from the quality of our study skills and our team's expertise. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect from Medlearnity's USMLE Step 3 test prep:
What to Expect
How to Get Started With USMLE Step 3 Tutoring
Sign up for our one-hour free trial session. Shortly thereafter, you'll receive a follow-up email or phone call so we can understand your particular situation and assess your needs to pair you up with the USMLE tutor who's a perfect fit. You'll be off to a productive and personalized start, right from your very first session.
You'll receive an email introducing you to your new USMLE Step 3 tutor, and instructions on how to join your first tutoring session and reserve your session time. During this initial meeting, your tutor will review content and discuss study strategy. You can email your tutor beforehand if there is any particular content you want to cover or if you have any questions you'd like to address.
After your trial session, we'll send you a feedback report with next steps, our recommendations and a recording of your session so you can review any material you went over with your tutor. If you decide you'd like to continue working with us to achieve your goals, we'll set you up with a tutoring package that works best for you.
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The trial session is completely free, so that you can experience the high-quality tutoring we provide. We know that the high caliber of our tutoring services is truly unmatched, and we want you to experience it yourself without any obligation.
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