Step 1

Step 2 (CS and CK)

Step 3 training available.

The Blended Learning Program has strategically partnered with USMLE tutors in the USA for online teaching and live on-site tutoring which is clinician led.

In partnership with Medical Training A-Z, we will be running 4-week blended learning courses. These courses will take place in Rainham, United Kingdom which is only a 25 minute train ride from the heart of Central London! As a part of this course, students will receive the following services:

  • Live Lecture streamed directly to the learning center in the UK
  • Access to pre-recorded lecture videos of the course content
  • One-on-one tutoring sessions
  • Small group tutoring and drill sessions
  • Live Streamed Morning Questions – learn how to break questions down in order to find the concept or clue
  • Access to Student Support Services for assistance with coaching, goals, and tips on overcoming test anxiety
  • One weekend course on clinical practices taught by practicing doctors with actual patients – see how diseases present and how to properly engage with patients
  • Additional in person lectures provided by experts in their field directly related to the course schedule including topics on pharmacology and cardiology
  • An in person presentation from an actual test question writer for the USMLE who will teach you how to think of the questions from their perspective


1What is the purpose of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), and how does it impact medical professionals' careers in the United States?

The USMLE is a standardised examination series that assesses physicians' ability to apply their knowledge and skills in a clinical setting. It is a critical step in obtaining medical licensure in the United States and is essential for pursuing a medical career there.

2 Can you explain the different steps of the USMLE and their respective focus areas?

The USMLE consists of three steps: Step 1 assesses basic science knowledge, Step 2 assesses clinical knowledge and skills (divided into Clinical Knowledge - CK and Clinical Skills - CS), and Step 3 evaluates a candidate's readiness for unsupervised medical practice.

3What types of questions are included in the USMLE Step 1 examination, and what is its significance for medical students and graduates?

USMLE Step 1 features multiple-choice questions that assess a candidate's understanding of basic science concepts. It is a crucial exam for medical students, as it plays a role in residency program admissions.

4 How do USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS differ, and what do they assess in terms of clinical knowledge and skills?

USMLE Step 2 CK evaluates clinical knowledge through multiple-choice questions, while Step 2 CS assesses clinical skills through standardised patient encounters, communication, and clinical examination.

5What role does USMLE Step 3 play in the medical licensing process, and when is it typically taken by medical professionals?

USMLE Step 3 is the final step in the licensing process and is taken after completing the first year of postgraduate medical training (residency). It assesses a candidate's ability to apply medical knowledge in clinical practice.

6Are specific preparation resources and courses available for candidates planning to take the USMLE exams?

Numerous resources, including review courses, practice exams, and study materials, are available to help candidates prepare effectively for the USMLE exams.

7How do the USMLE examination series contribute to maintaining high standards of medical practice and patient safety in the United States?

The USMLE ensures that medical professionals in the United States meet established competency standards, helping to uphold the quality of medical care and patient safety.

8Are there any eligibility requirements or prerequisites for individuals to register for the USMLE exams?

Eligibility requirements vary by state and medical licensing board. Still, candidates typically need to be enrolled in or have graduated from a medical school recognised by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

9 Can you provide insights into the importance of USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 in a medical professional's career progression, including residency placement and licensure?

Each step of the USMLE is critical for different stages of a medical professional's career, from medical school progression to residency placement and obtaining a medical license.

10 How does the USMLE examination series align with international medical standards and practices, and how does it impact medical professionals worldwide who wish to practice in the United States?

The USMLE follows rigorous international medical standards and is recognised globally. It is essential for foreign medical graduates seeking to practice medicine in the United States to ensure they meet the same standards as U.S. medical graduates.