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Step 1 is big and important. The UMock Qbank is composed of integrated multi-step reasoning questions and in-depth explanations with the most current evidence-based clinical content for Step 1 exam preparation. Incorporate our proven study techniques into your Step 1 plan to achieve higher performance on the exam.
UMock is a leading, basic clinical resource for the Step 1 exam, providing in-depth, comprehensive mock-type questions and explanations.
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There are two separate mock assessments. Each timed mock assessment
includes 4 blocks, with each block containing 40 multiple-choice questions.
- Mock Assessment 1 consist of 160+ questions
- Mock Assessment 2 consist of 160+ questions
- Total Mock Assessment 1&2 consist of 320+ questions
Upon completion of each mock assessment you’ll receive a report of your overall performance to determine if you’re ready for the real exam.
UMock prepares you for real exam conditions to accomplish Step 1 and improve time management skills during each block.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Each USMLE exam is challenging, however, Step 1 is more comprehensive than any other medical school exam and and widely considered the most difficult, requiring medical students to think critically about information and apply important concepts in specific situations. Rather than simply recalling facts, it measures students’ ability to use what they know in clinical situations. A strong knowledge base is very important, but is not sufficient to earn a passing score. Students must thoroughly understand high yield concepts and use the information to effectively approach and solve challenging questions to demonstrate a competent practice of medicine.
The exam content areas covers individual organ systems and is subdivided according to normal and abnormal body system processes. This includes topics relevant to physician tasks, and the major discipline subject specifications include:
• Pathology 44-52%
• Physiology 25-35%
• Pharmacology 15-22%
• Biochemistry and Nutrition 14-24%
• Microbiology 10-15%
• Immunology 6-11%
• Gross Anatomy and Embryology 11-15%
• Histology and Cell Biology 8-13%
• Behavioral Sciences 8-13%
• Genetics 5-9%
The total number of questions on the United States Medical Licensing Exam will not exceed 280. The test is divided into 7 blocks, with each block containing no more than 40 questions.
The USMLE Step 1 is a multiple-choice test and includes several sub-types of "best answer" questions with an emphasis on principles which can be classified as:
• Positively worded questions: these ask for the most likely answer.
• Clinical case questions: long form question including patient's history, findings from physical examination, and possibly lab results.
• Two-step questions: require multiple levels of reasoning to formulate a most likely diagnosis and the appropriate treatment.
• Bait and Switch: questions containing context clues to what the questions is about, but then does not ultimately ask about the initial clues given. For example, you read a clinical case collecting evidence for a diagnosis, and at the end of the question you are given a diagnosis, however, the question asks about treatment options.
• Conjunction questions: require two correct answers to arrive at the best answer.
• Visual questions: require you to choose a concept that matches an image, such as histology slides, MRI, or CT scans.
Questions will contain information including but not limited to the patients condition along with physical exam finding, medical history, family history, and vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, etc.
The number of practice questions you should study depends on your ability to recall and thoroughly understand the concepts you learned in first- and second-year medical school. During your study period, a great way to approach test prep is by completing as many practice questions and practice quizzes as possible using the UMock question bank and Mock Assessments, as well as the flashcards and complete online course.
The exam is an 8-hour testing session that assesses your understanding and ability to apply important concepts from your medical education to basic sciences. The board exam is split into seven 60-minute blocks with a minimum. Test-takers are given a total of 45 minutes of break time which can be taken in between each block, but not during.
As of January 26, 2022, the Step 1 exams which transitioned the scoring format to pass/fail only. On the previous three-digit score scale, the passing standard is 196. The UMock Qbank and Mock Assessment practice questions will help you gauge your readiness for the examination with mock USMLE scores and assessments.
The examination is strictly timed with no break period during testing blocks. Test-takers have 60 minutes to complete each block with up to 40 questions per block. A good strategy is to spend roughly 90 seconds per question which will ensure you have enough time to finish each question.
The most successful medical students start preparing during their first year of medical school by reviewing high yield sample questions that present the patient's condition and physical examination findings. The UMock Qbank and practice exams contain thousands of patient questions similar to what is administered on test day, and can be accessed from a mobile device to allow students to study on-the-go.
Med students should formulate a plan that combines their medical school curriculum with a dedicated study period each day to review explanations for both correct and incorrect answers from the UMock Qbank, and regularly analyze our score reporting dashboards. At minimum, students should devote at least 30 minutes twice per day to doing practice questions for 3-6 months prior to test date. Additionally, using UMock flashcards as a joint program with the Qbank will help build recall of in-depth concepts through spaced repetition, and further reinforce your preparation for the actual step 1 exam.
Review 20 free Step 1 questions similar to what you'll see on the actual exam. Sample questions are real questions from the Qbank covering various competencies in patient care with a special emphasis on scientific principles.
"Detailed explanations and rationales from UMock step 1 question banks helped me better understand the complete outcome of my answers and achieve perfect performance. I highly recommend UMock for any medical students preparing for Step 1."