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Breakdown of Step 3

Discussion in 'USMLE Step 3' started by orthopod, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. orthopod

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    Now that you're registered. What's the test made up of, and what are they asking? The test is a LONG, 2-day exam.

    Day 1: Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP)
    233 multiple choice questions, 60 minutes per block. 7-hour test day, with a 45 minute break (and 5 minute tutorial).
    Some say the first day is easier, as there are more statistics and ethical questions, and fewer questions the necessitate First Aid recall.

    Day 2: Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM)
    6 blocks of 30 multiple choice questions (180 questions), 45 minutes per block, and 13 case simulations
    The multiple choice questions are said to be harder on this day, although most say they finish the second day with ample time to spare (the case simulations don't take all the allotted time).

    See the following posts for tips and tricks on how to do well on the exam.
     
  2. Jennifer brown

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    Hello Orthopod, thank you for all the good work you are doing here. Please, do you by any chance have any of the nbmes for step 3 like nbme 4 . Question and answers. Just like you do for step 2 CK nbmes. Thank you in advance. Have a great week ahead
     

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