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What is USMLE®?


Before you can apply for a medical license, you must pass a three-step test called the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®). The USMLE® is designed for students of allopathic medicine, who are on the path to an MD. Students of osteopathic medicine can take either the USMLE® or a similar test called the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMEX).

USMLE Test structure

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®) is a three-step examination which is required for medical licensure in the United States.
  • Step 1 and 2 are required to start clinical training in the US
  • Step 3 is usually taken during specialty training (residency) but can be taken before starting residency in some states.
  • Only Step 2 consists of both a written (Step 2 Clinical Knowledge or CK) and practical part (Step 2 Clinical Skills or CS).
  • Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS can be taken in any order.
  • Step 1 and Step 2 CK are computer-based tests which can be taken anytime during the year at test centers which are located throughout the US and the world. They can be taken at the Prometric test center in Munich.
  • Step 2 CS can only be taken in five test centers all located within the US.

USMLE Scoring

With the exception of Step 2 CS (which is reported as Pass/Fail), USMLE® results are reported on a 3-digit scale. The current minimum passing scores are as follows: Step 1: 188 Step 2 CK: 203 Step 3: 190

USMLE Test Registration

The fastest way to register is online on http://www.usmle.org/apply/.

Our unique USMLE method

A comprehensive approach

We design a USMLE preparation program that matches your needs, strengths, and weaknesses. You will learn how to approach the USMLE exam confidently, and then apply these techniques to practice questions, inside and outside of class.

Flexibility

You can easily access our USMLE group classes along with a large range of schedules (on evenings, weekends, and holidays). Our USMLE private lessons are tailored to your time constraints, and we are available 24/7, 365 days a year. If you are not able to come to one of our centers, do not be concerned as we also provide our courses and expertise online.

High USMLE qualification

Our instructors & coaches are graduated from top universities. They have all scored in the 90th percentile or higher on USMLE test, and they are also recognized as experts in teaching. They will help you reach your highest USMLE score potential, and you will leave confident and prepared.

Results-Oriented

Our unique method will allow you to acknowledge how you can be able to succeed on the USMLE® exam. SIGHT Test Prep will help you learn to think like the test-maker, gaining insight into ways that the USMLE® will set traps and obscure concepts to show you a difficult exam.

USMLE e-learning – Available 24/7


We can provide you with the best USMLE® online courses and study materials. USMLE® Online is the most flexible option ever! You can learn and practice at your own rhythm with this full program displayed on video.

USMLE® Prep Online Step 1

  • +200 hours of video instruction from Kaplan Expert US Faculty
  • A personalized study planning
  • 7 updated volumes of Kaplan lecture notes
  • New series of mini lectures on the 30 most frequently tested subject areas
  • All Kaplan study materials included (books, Qbank: +900 practice questions, 2 practice exams…)
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USMLE® Prep Online Step 2 CK

  • +115 hours of video instruction from Kaplan Expert US Faculty
  • A personalized study planning
  • 5 updated volumes of Kaplan lecture notes
  • All Kaplan study materials included (books, Qbank: +2000 practice questions, 2 practice exams…)
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USMLE® Prep Online Step 2 CS

  • 15 hours of Live Online instruction with Kaplan Expert Step 2 CS instructors
  • Kaplan standardized patient cases
  • 30 updated volumes of Kaplan lecture notes
  • Strategies for passing the exam on interactive platform
  • Patient note execution: How to make a differential diagnosis in a quick and accurate manner
  • All Kaplan study materials included (books, Qbank: +2000 practice questions, 2 practice exams…)
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Step® Prep Online Step 3

  • +100 hours of video instruction from Kaplan Expert US Faculty
  • A personalized study planning
  • 2 updated volumes of Kaplan lecture notes
  • All Kaplan study materials included (books, Qbank: +900 practice questions, 2 practice exams…)
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