USMLE Step 1

USMLE Step 1

Description:  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.

Details: Step 1 is a one-day examination. The testing day includes 322 multiple-choice items divided into 7 blocks of 46 items; 60 minutes are allotted for completion of each block of test items. On the test day, examinees have a minimum of 45 minutes of break time and a 15- minute optional tutorial. The amount of time available for breaks may be increased by finishing a block of test items or the optional tutorial before the allotted time expires.

Objectives: This course will prepare you for your Step 1 exam under the assumption that you have already covered most of the materials in your first few years of undergraduate medicine.  Major concepts in each of the major subject areas will be reviewed, and test-taking strategies will be reinforced.

Prerequisites: At least two years of medical school covering the basic sciences.

Curriculum: The course will cover the following areas:

  • Exam preparation & test-taking strategies
  • Behavioral science
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Endocrine system
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Neurology
  • Reproductive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Focused strategy sessions (individualized strategy sessions to boost each students respective weak areas)
  • Periodic practice/mock exam sessions

Schedule: This course runs 6 weeks, 4 classes per week (usually 3 weekdays and one day on the weekend for 3 hours).  Classes run between 4 hours with breaks included.  For more detailed information about our next set of classes, please contact us at 905-232-2022 or

Instructors: Your instructors will vary between subjects. All of whom, are M.D.’s who have qualified the Licensing Exams being taught.

*Bonus: Individuals who sign up for our classes get discounts on our other available courses automatically!  For more detailed information about our next set of classes, please contact us at 905-232-2022 or

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