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How detailed is step 1?


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15+ Year Member
Apr 10, 2004
    How do you know how much detail to study for step 1? Also, how can I get a breakdown of how many questions are asked per subject?

    For example, I never really learned anatomy and embryo that well. I am going over it in the kaplan books - is this enough detail or should I supplement it with other books? How do you know when you have supplemented enough? Sorry for the basic questions, I guess I just don't have a good "sense" for what this exam is really like...thanks!


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    5+ Year Member
    Mar 3, 2006
    Somewhere in the Colon (Any rotation)
    1. Medical Student
      Try one of the NBME practice tests - the depth and breadth of content is quite similar to Step I.

      Yes there are 6 of them at 45 USD 200 q's each same people who write the real questions and you get a score to reflect how you will do on the USMLE
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