BoardVitals USMLE Step 1

BoardVitals USMLE Step 1
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This is a test question bank on the BoardVitals platform. It includes 3300 USMLE Step 1 board review practice questions specifically written to simulate the complexity and time of the real questions on the exam. Like the real exam, it lets you move backwards and forwards from question to question, and it allows you to correct old answers. The USMLE Step 1 question bank follows the exam content outline for the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) USMLE® Step 1 Exam. This exam is the first step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Topics covered include: 

  • Pharmacology
  • Biology of Tissue Response to Disease
  • Multisystem Processes
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Hematopoietic and Lymphoreticular Systems
  • Nervous System and Special Senses
  • Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Renal/Urinary System
  • Endocrine System
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Audio Clip Questions
  • Anatomy
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Puerperium
  • Physiology
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Female Reproductive System and Breast
  • Genetics
  • Immune System
  • Behavioral Health
  • General Principles of Foundational Science
  • Communication/Professionalism
  • Social Sciences

Questions are arranged in topical sections, and you may view questions by section or in a randomized way which combines all of the sections. Questions may be taken as a self-paced exam, or you may opt to view them in a timed session like the actual board exams. Question banks are regularly updated so that they are similar to the latest exams.

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