USMLE Step 1

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The registration in USMLE live course in Iraqi Specialist Center starting from November 18, 2018 - November 27, 2018.


Step 1 assesses whether you understand and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine, with special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease, and modes of therapy. Step 1 ensures mastery of not only the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine in the present, but also the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning. Step 1 is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes basic science material along two dimensions: system and process.

Step 1 is a one-day examination. It is divided into seven 60-minute blocks and administered in one 8-hour testing session The number of questions per block on a given examination form will vary, but will not exceed 40. The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed 280. [USMLE website]

Content Outline

Sections focusing on individual organ systems are subdivided according to normal and abnormal processes,
including principles of therapy. Each Step 1 examination covers content related to the following traditionally
defined disciplines:

1. Anatomy, 2. Behavioral sciences, 3. Biochemistry, 4. Biostatistics and epidemiology, 5. Microbiology, 6. Pathology, 7. Pharmacology, 8. Physiology

The Step 1 examination also covers content related to the following interdisciplinary areas:
Molecular and cell biology

Example Item

A 32-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus has had progressive renal failure over the past 2 years. She has not yet
started dialysis. Examination shows no abnormalities. Her hemoglobin concentration is 9 g/dL, hematocrit is 28%, and
mean corpuscular volume is 94 μm3. A blood smear shows normochromic, normocytic cells. Which of the following is the
most likely cause?
(A) Acute blood loss
(B) Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
(C) Erythrocyte enzyme deficiency
(D) Erythropoietin deficiency
(E) Immunohemolysis
(F) Microangiopathic hemolysis
(G) Polycythemia vera
(H) Sickle cell disease
(I) Sideroblastic anemia
(J) β-Thalassemia trait
(Answer: D)
NOTE: Some item types that appear on the Step 1 examination are NOT depicted in the sample items provided in this
booklet, eg, items with multimedia features, such as audio.


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Our intensive course includes the following benefits:

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USMLE Computer-based Testing (CBT) Single Practice Session

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