Massachusetts Medical Society: The U.S. Medical Licensing Exam

The U.S. Medical Licensing Exam

The U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. The USMLE assesses a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles while demonstrating fundamental patient-centered skills that constitute the basis of safe and effective medical care. Step 1 and Step 2 are only applicable to medical students. Step 3 is for residents.

The most comprehensive and "official" information on the USMLE is found at

The following two websites may also help:
The AMA offers a variety of resources and articles regarding preparing for USMLE exams
Andreas Carl, M.D. offers a USMLE discussion forum, his own USMLE prep books, and recommendations for other helpful books and resources.

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