Pastest USMLE Step 1 - A Paradigm Shift in USMLE Test Prep

It’s here!

After 24 months of our free trial, we’re bringing our Final Year of Free to a close today – and with it, launching our brand new USMLE Step 1 offering – which is so much more than just a Qbank.

It’s been a crazy 2 years for our free trial, with thousands of students signed up, a whopping 10.5 million questions answered in our Qbank, and over 13,400 USMLE app users. Aspiring doctors in 190 countries use Pastest, as well as students in 95% of US Med Schools.

Development Manager Damon Hampson says:

“It’s been a real journey of education for us, as well as our subscribers. We knew that in order to stand up alongside the other great resources out there, we’d have to bring our A game, and offer something truly unique that med students couldn’t get anywhere else.

That’s exactly what we’ve done – and I believe that our new resource brings a real paradigm shift to the way in which Med Students will study for the boards.”

We’ve learnt a lot along the way about what makes a great question, how Med Students’ study habits evolve as they approach the exam, and what has been lacking from the Step 1 test prep resources currently out there.

Until now…

Introducing the all-new USMLE Step 1 offering from Pastest

Our new Step 1 subscription is a must-have resource providing innovative online learning tools designed to help you at every stage of your test preparation.


Unlike other providers, everything you see below is all available for one affordable price. There are no optional extras or add-on charges; we don’t believe in restricting access to content that can help you ace the exam - so what you see is what you get, starting from as little as $55.30.

The Pastest Qbank

At the heart of your subscription is our main Step 1 Qbank. We know that questions are the answer – and we’re committed to ensuring that ours are of the highest quality. We’ve worked with a rock star faculty of physicians and high-scoring Med Students to create a killer Qbank filled with high-yield content. First Aid references are included throughout the bank, Contextual Clues highlight key information within the vignettes, and bite-sized videos by Yale and Harvard physicians efficiently reinforce key topics and concepts.

Whether you’re commuting or have a spare 10 minutes before class, our cutting-edge USMLE Step 1 app helps you to fit your test prep around a busy schedule. It provides access to questions and tests from the question bank even when you're offline.

Self Assessments

We understand that you want to be as familiar as possible with your exam environment come test day. That’s why our new boards-style interface closely resembles the experience of a real USMLE Step 1 exam. Take a self-assessment to check your progress, or use “Test Mode” to try the look and feel of the real exam while you work through the Qbank.

Watch this video for an overview of the Pastest USMLE Step 1 subscription.


The Progressive System (BETA)

OK, so we’re really excited about this one.

Currently in BETA, the Progressive System is a totally unique and innovative approach to USMLE Step 1 Exam prep that you’re not going to find anywhere else. It will help you to identify gaps, build your foundational knowledge and develop the multi-step critical thinking competencies which are so vital for USMLE Step 1 exam performance. It’s designed to ensure that you not only understand basic science concepts, but that you’re able to apply this knowledge and decision making in a clinical context.

Questions are presented using a case-based approach that integrates multiple disciplines. Within each discipline you’re presented with a series of intentionally linked multiple choice questions, leading from basic concept/recall questions, through to applied knowledge, and finally advanced critical thinking skills – the standard of question that you’ll need to answer at USMLE Step 1 level.

Featuring 25 patient cases and 500 individual questions (and growing all the time) the Progressive System can be used as a primer in the earlier years of medical school, or alongside the main Step 1 Qbank to reinforce key concepts.

Watch the video below to find out exactly how it works.

Are you excited yet?

With our Step 1 resource you will get access to our acclaimed question bank, self-assessment exam and innovative Progressive System all for as little as $55.30. Subscriptions are available for 3, 6, 12 and 24 months.

But don’t even think about buying it yet! Try full free access to absolutely everything with our 48hr trial and see why our subscribers really do have ‘The Pastest Advantage’.

Just starting your USMLE Step 1 Journey? Find out everything you need to know about the USMLE Step 1 exam in our Ultimate Guide.

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