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Master Your Step 3 Exam with EMP’s Comprehensive Study Planner

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Are you preparing to tackle the USMLE Step 3 exam head-on? As you navigate the path toward medical licensure, mastering Step 3 is pivotal. This final frontier demands meticulous preparation and strategic planning. Here's where our Step 3 study planner steps in. Designed to streamline your study efforts and maximize...

USMLE Step 3 2024 Exam Dates and Costs

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USMLE Step 3 is the final exam in the series for obtaining a medical license. In this blog, we'll discuss the USMLE Step 3 2024 exam dates, costs, registration, and required materials.     USMLE Step 3 Format   Unlike the prior two Step exams, Step 3 is administered over...

The Ultimate Step 3 Case Simulations Study Guide

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A medical resident studying for his Step 3 exam in front of a laptop and textbook.

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If you’re reading this, you’re likely preparing for the 3rd and final step of the USMLE exam series, congratulations! You’ve done countless multiple-choice questions for USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and shelf exams and are ready to finish this final step. But wait, the USMLE decided to throw you a...

The Benefits of a High Step 3 or Level 3 Score

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Step 3 and Level 3 Score and Importance   USMLE Step 3 and COMLEX Level 3 are the final tests required to obtain a medical license to practice without supervision in the United States. Both tests are two days and comprised of multiple-choice and case-based questions. Studying for Step 3...

Get to Know USMLE Step 3: Format and Content

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A medical resident studying for the USMLE Step 3 in a library in front of a laptop.

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What is the Format of USMLE Step 3? How Many Questions Are There?   Unlike Step 1 and 2, the format of USMLE Step 3 is a bit different. It is split up into 2 separate test days. You can do both test days on back-to-back days, or on nonadjacent...

Best Ways to Use NBME Practice Exams to Prepare for the Real Thing

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A med school student taking an NBME practice exam in preparation for Step 1 in a library.

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The NBME, or National Board of Medical Examiners, writes practice exams for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. The NBME exams contain questions similar to those found on your step exams and are one of the best ways to practice your test-taking skills for Step 1, 2, or 3. But what is the best way to use the NBME practice exams?

Step 3 Percentiles and Placing in the Top

A doctor holding his MD certification after having passed USMLE Step 3.

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Grant yourself a moment to take a nice big congratulatory breath! You've thrived (some would say survived) through undergrad, the MCAT, medical school, Step 1 and 2, and the match. That's pretty stellar! What better way to celebrate than another 2-day, ~16-hour exam? In this blog post, we will discuss...

USMLE Step 3 Passing Score & What To Do If You Don’t Make It

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What is a Passing Score on USMLE Step 3?   Currently, the passing score for Step 3 is 198. Per the USMLE website, that typically translates to getting about 60% of questions correct on the exam. This can be a good marker to use when completing practice questions and helps...

Which USMLE Step Exam is the Hardest?

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A frustrated medical school student studying for the USMLE in front of a pile of textbooks.

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The USMLE Step exams are one of the most important and anxiety-inducing aspects of medical training. Step 1 is an exam that most medical students take in their second or third year of school, which tests basic science knowledge relevant to the practice of medicine. Students generally take Step 2...

ChatGPT Passes the USMLE

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ChatGPT, along with other AI programs, has recently gained a lot of attention for its potential to disrupt sectors by generating human-like responses to given prompts. Developed by OpenAI, ChatGPT is powered by a large language model called GPT3.5. Large language models are different from deep learning models by their...

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