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All About USMLE Step 3

Step 3 assesses whether you can apply medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine, with emphasis on patient management in ambulatory settings. It is the final examination in the USMLE sequence leading to a license to practice medicine without supervision. The examination material is prepared by examination committees broadly representing the medical profession. The committees comprise recognized experts in their fields, including both academic and non-academic practitioners, as well as members of state medical licensing boards. Step 3 content reflects a data-based model of generalist medical practice in the United States. The test items and cases reflect the clinical situations that a general, as-yet undifferentiated, physician might encounter within the context of a specific setting. Step 3 provides a final assessment of physicians assuming independent responsibility for delivering general medical care.


Step 3 is a two-day examination. The first day of testing includes 232 multiple-choice items divided into 6 blocks of 38-39 items; 60 minutes are allotted for completion of each block of test items. There are approximately 7 hours in the test session on the first day, including 45 minutes of break time and a 5-minute optional tutorial. Note that 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.
There are approximately 9 hours in the test session on the second day. This day of testing includes a 5-minute optional tutorial followed by 180 multiple-choice items, divided into 6 blocks of 30 items; 45 minutes are allotted for completion of each block of test items. The second day also includes a 7-minute CCS tutorial. This is followed by 13 case simulations, each of which is allotted a maximum of 10 or 20 minutes of real time. A minimum of 45 minutes is available for break time. There is an optional survey at the end of the second day, which can be completed if time allows.


Step 3 deals with Doctor Patient management and the test is conducted across USA


The  fees for Step 3 is $830


The minimum score for passing  for Step 3 is  196

Courses we offer

Final step for Residency in the USA

We have a customized courses framed by doctors to match the requirement of the students across the globe. We have Live online classes, Video on Demand, Live lectures in the USA, QBANK etc

Live Online

For those students who cannot travel to the USA to attend our Live classes but wants a live faculty teaching in front, Attend the monthly scheduled live online lectures from anywhere you have internet access. Here are a few reasons for you to consider the Live Online.

On Demand

The On Demand course option gives you more independent approach to prep that allows you the flexibility to study at your own pace. Prep efficiently on your schedule with mini-lectures and lecture notes—plus, fast online streaming and a 1.5x speed option. Your time is precious, and we’re here to help you use it wisely.

In Center

In addition to the Live classes in the USA you can get access to Kaplan center and add value to your preparation with direct access to kaplan medical advisors , student advisor, manager & Director.


Master the most challenging USMLE exam with practice questions that have all been reviewed and updated within the last 12 months prepared by a team of Doctors and experts

USMLE Step 3 Demo Videos

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