USMLE Step 3 Tutoring

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

What Content Does USMLE Step 3 Cover?

Step 3 is typically taken during the first year of residency. The exam tests your ability to apply medical knowledge and understanding of biomedicial and clinical science that is essential to the unsupervised practice of medicine, with a focus on patient management in ambulatory settings

How is USMLE Step 3 Administered?

Step 3 is a two-day exam. Day 1 has approximately 7 hours in the test session, including 45 minutes of break time. There will be 232 multiple-choice items divided into 6 blocks of 38-39 items. You get one hour to complete each block. Day 1 focuses on Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP), and tests foundational sciences, biostatistics, interpretation of medical literature, as well as patient safety, communication and interpersonal skills, and medical ethics.

Day 2 has approximately 9 hours in the test session, including a minimum 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 2 focuses on Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM) and tests knowledge of patient diagnosis and disease management. Day 2 includes computer-based case simulations (CCS) that test your skills in patient diagnosis and disease management, with a focus on knowledge of patient history, physical examination, and use of diagnostic studies. There will be 13 case simulations, for each of which you will be given 10 or 20 minutes.

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. 

How is USMLE Step 3 Scored?

The minimum passing score for Step 3 is 196, and the national average is a 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 services.

Proactive Students

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. With your busy schedule, you might overlook the importance of this final test. Medlearnity can help you avoid this.

With Medlearnity, our private tutors provide personalized learning 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.

At-Risk Students

At-risk students can also gain significant advantages from a USMLE Step 3 tutoring company like Medlearnity. If you struggled on either or both Step 1 or Step 2 CK, you might be worried about your readiness for Step 3. Online tutoring services give you the resources and support system you need to study and gain confidence before the big exam.

Our tutors are experts who have been where you are now. They're prepared to address your concerns, create study plans and find personalized strategies that work for you.

Previous Failures

If you've previously failed Step 3, you're already feeling the pressure. With the USMLE's recent announcement that the attempt limit policy is changing from six to four attempts, you might be even more stressed. Medlearnity's private tutors are available to offer you personalized support and study strategies. We'll help identify your past mistakes and provide you with the tools to succeed on your next attempt.

Why You Should Choose MED LEARNITY For Step 3 Coaching

Personalized Learning

At Medlearnity, we equip you with the best learning plans and strategies to fit your needs. We're dedicated to pairing you with the tutor who will guide you throughout the Step 3 exam process, create tailor-made study guides and help you excel. Our personalized study schedules will optimize your learning.

Real Doctors

Our professional tutors are practicing physicians with medical expertise and real-world experience. Medlearnity tutors are from leading hospitals and medical schools throughout the U.S. They're also talented educators who will use their medical knowledge and test-taking skills to help you succeed in medical school and beyond.

Proven Results

The team at Medlearnity has helped over 500+ future physicians surpass their own goals on crucial exams. Our students frequently return for tutoring for their next exams when they see how much we help improve their scores and study skills. Read some of our Step 3 success stories.

What To Expect From Step 3 Test Prep

At Medlearnity, Students Come First. We understand preparing for a high-stakes exam or career prospect can be intimidating and deeply personal (to say the least). Therefore, we approach every student's situation with our utmost attention to detail to see how we can best assist you. Whether you are having challenges meeting your performance goals, or simply want to make sure you are on a path to success, our team is available to share our perspective. We know you will feel the 'Students First' mentality at Medlearnity from the quality of your sessions and expertise of our team.

What to Expect

  • A tutor who is an expert educator who has scored exceptionally well on the USMLE examinations (90+ percentile, ~250+)
  • We meet with you on an easy-to-access online platform that allows us to write on the screen like a whiteboard. All session recordings are emailed to you after the session in HD quality, so you can review them on 1.5x or 2x speed at your convenience. This helps to maximize your learning and retention for each tutoring session.
  • Constant communication and scheduling via email and phone in-between sessions. We will make sure your daily schedule is extremely efficient so that you can get the highest score possible on test day.
  • Test-taking advice and drills. During your sessions, you will do intense drills with your tutor to make sure you have no weaknesses on test day. You and your tutor will work through high-yield content, test-taking advice, and study strategies that are tailored to your particular situation.
  • Optimal study strategy. We utilize unique methods like spaced repetition and active recall to help you understand foundational material and memorize information. Study time is precious, and we want to make sure you are being optimal, and studying correctly and effectively.

How to Get Started with USMLE Step 3 Tutoring


Sign up for our one-hour free trial session. You'll receive an email or phone call from us shortly thereafter for some more information so we can understand your particular situation and assess your personal needs to pair you up with the tutor that's a perfect fit. This way, we're off to a very productive and personalized start, right from your very first session.


You'll receive an email introducing you to your new tutor, and instructions on how to join your first trial session and reserve your session time. During this first trial session, 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.

Book Your Free One-Hour Tutoring Session

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 services is truly unmatched, and we want you to experience it yourself without any obligation.

I used Medlearnity to prep for USMLE Step 3, and I can't say enough great things about them.

I used Medlearnity to prep for USMLE Step 3, and I can't say enough great things about them. The tutoring really helped me through the daunting task of preparing for the exam, and preparing for future standardized testing as well. I was assigned a tutor for the ACM -type questions and biostats, as well as a second tutor for CCS. I also received significant, and much needed coaching from Dr. Gohel, so I actually had a team of 3 doctors helping me prep. An amazing team, sure to get even the busiest scalpel back to razor sharpness!

Michael O.
USMLE Step 3 Student

I am forever grateful for their dedication in helping me pass.

Dr. Goel and his tutors are life savers. I could not have passed my step 3 without them!!! I improved from 190 to 220. The tutors are highly qualified and really good at figuring out your strength and weakness and finding ways to overcome your weakness during the tutoring sessions. More importantly, they are always willing to work around your schedule. The tutors taught me the best strategies to tackle each questions and use effective techniques to look at the minor details which I was ignoring earlier and could not catch with my untrained eyes. Hence, I was getting a lot of the questions wrong. I was tutored for 30 hours and with each session my coannfidence and test taking strategies vastly improved. Within a month, I made a lot of improvement. I am forever grateful for their dedication in helping me pass. Dr. Geol was always a phone call or text away advising me, helping me calm my nerves before the exam. I can't thank them enough. I highly recommend them. They also offer financial aid/loan through a third party incase the money is an issue for you.

M. M.
USMLE Step 3 Student

This is an outstanding organization dedicated and fully committed to your success.

This is an outstanding organization dedicated and fully committed to your success. I referred one of my students to them and was amazed at how well the tailored their instruction to his specific needs. I would recommend them without reservation.

Dr. William Forgey
Student Sponsor

Through his help I went from failing USMLE Step 1 to getting my number one residency in my chosen specialty.

Akshay is not only an expert in medical knowledge, but also a master educator who knows exactly how to tailor lesson plans to maximize retention, recall, and deep understanding of complex topics. Through his help I went from failing USMLE Step 1 to getting my number one residency in my chosen specialty. If I'd have found him sooner, I would have saved many hours and hundreds of dollars wasted on less worthy educational resources that I tried, including Kaplan and Doctors in Training. Now as a resident in clinical practice, the learning habits he taught me help me excel far beyond my peers. His methodology the epitome of "high-yield" learning. If you want the easiest, most efficient and most entertaining path to medical mastery, look no further!

D. L.
USMLE Step 1 Student

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