The Progressive System: FAQ
The Progressive System is not a Qbank.
The Progressive System presents a series of intentionally linked multiple choice vignettes based on the same patient case, increasing in degree of difficulty and spanning multiple disciplines, always with a high yield step 1 topic at its core.
Why was the Progressive System developed?
Qbanks are ideal for dedicated test prep and one of the best ways to boost your score is to get through as many questions as possible, but not everyone is ready to jump straight into Step 1 level questions!
Do Qbanks build your foundational knowledge in an interactive and longitudinal way?
Do Qbanks really develop the critical thinking and test taking skills you need to dissect a USMLE Step 1 vignette and extract the key information?
Do Qbanks provide you with critical insight into the many complex relationships and connections between different systems and disciplines?
The answer is almost certainly, no, but the Progressive System has been expressly designed to do all of these things, and more!
Why should you use the Progressive System?
Our users report an average score of 242 in the Step 1 exam and we believe the Progressive System plays a key role in this success.
If you make use of the Progressive System now, and align it with your classes, by the time you reach dedicated study, you’ll already be way ahead of the game!
Who writes the Progressive System cases?
Our team of USMLE writers and editors comprise both physicians with expertise in their specialist fields as well as high-scoring students from top US medical schools who know exactly what is needed to ace the USMLE Step 1 exam.