Our two self assessment exams closely resemble the experience and style of a real NBME exam, and help you to evaluate your progress towards becoming test ready
Featuring 46 patient cases and over 1000 individual questions, the Progressive System can be used alongside the main Step 1 Qbank to reinforce key concepts or as a primer in the earlier years of medical school
Questions cross-referenced to the 2020, 2021 and 2022 versions of the popular textbook
Innovative feature designed to hone your test taking skills
Delivered by Yale and Harvard physicians, these short and sharp videos are integrated into some explanations, reinforcing key concepts
The Pastest Progressive System offers a powerful new approach to USMLE Step 1 test prep - & it changes the game!
Now you can start to build your foundational knowledge & the critical thinking skills essential to ace the Step 1 exam & do it right alongside your classes in med school.
The Progressive System challenges you to answer a series of related multiple-choice questions on the same patient case, that start with basic concepts & advance through to complex multi-order Step 1 questions. Each case is based on a high yield Step 1 topic & crosses multiple disciplines to reflect the integrated nature of medicine.
The USMLE Step 1 is very well covered in Pastest, the progressive system is world class medical learning, starting from an understanding of the basic science processes and progressing to actual USMLE level questions. I have noticed a big improvement in my medical knowledge since I subscribed to Pastest and I use it almost everyday. It is also the best priced USMLE Q bank, more affordable than Amboss, USMLE Rx and UWorld, even a year with Pastest is cheaper than a month of Amboss. The best advice I can give is get Pastest for 1 year of dedicated and in the last 3 months get UWorld and you will be ready to score 260+.
After taking my USMLE Step 1 and receiving my score, I realized that my success was attributed to the Pastest Qbank. Pastest provided case based questions that simulated actual test day questions and the wide range of questions prepared me for the topics on the USMLE Step 1. I would highly recommend the Pastest Qbank for medical students completing their school courses and studying for USMLE Step 1
100% recommend. It's a very easy to understand concept. Gold, every student should try it.
Extremely useful Qbank that helps you get used to the question format and the clinical vignettes. The progressive system helps you fill some gaps in your knowledge depending on the topic of your choice. The pricing is reasonable and the staff are very eager to help and to clarify your questions.
Easy to use and logic-provoking questions! Attractive, intuitive interface - a good array of questions - I would say one of the more challenging question banks for the go-getters. Highly recommend!
First off, I regret that I didn't take advantage of this awesome Qbank when I had the opportunity to use it entirely free for a whole year ;) My journey with Pastest in studying for the Step 1 exam had been great. The interface per se is excellent. With respect to its contents, it covers the most frequently tested materials on the exam except that I noticed biochem and genetics weren't well covered in the version I used. Overall, it is a great resource and it is the only Qbank I actually used for my Step 1 prep. Everybody has his/her choice, but I'd strongly recommend it.
The PROGRESSIVE System is AWESOME! I exactly got what I wanted with that! In depth knowledge of all the dimensions of a case and all the possible questions in one platform!
Preparing using the online materials really helped me get a score of 260.
...such a good resource for learning material for USMLE Step 1. Would recommend to anyone! Also I have submitted feedback a couple of times on questions, and the response was really fast!
Great answer explanations, great mobile format. I haven't tried other USMLE practice programs like UWorld yet, but I used Pastest for my cardiac disease unit and it was perfect.
It's a really good resource for Step 1 USMLE. The way questions are asked and the explanation for all the answers (even the wrong ones) make your learning so much better than Uworld.
The Progressive questions for cases were a great way to learn concepts that are high yield.
Honestly, it helped me a lot! Besides the well-organized and well-written Qbank, they have also developed a “progressive” system that is GOLD, when you are trying to adjust easily to the mindset of pathology. I used it between physio and path, and it has helped me a lot!
I have really enjoyed using the program, and am excited about the Progressive capabilities of the platform. The usability is great, and the questions are realistic and challenging, making this a super applicable resource for Step 1 study! Thank you!
I like the question bank and the Progressive way of learning is excellent. I haven't taken Step 1 yet...but it definitely feels like I am learning important information in an effective way.
Their Progressive System was an EXCELLENT resource for mastering content. I truly loved how it started with more simpler, basic questions and progressed to more integrative content that really tested if you mastered the material or not. Sometimes you can passively learn and not truly understand and this system ensured that you had a deeper understanding of the topic. I would absolutely recommend Pastest as a study resource!
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step exam for medical licensure in the United States. USMLE Step 1 is the first of the three exam stages aimed at assessing a physician’s ability to provide safe and effective patient care.
Step 1 is a one-day examination divided into seven 60-minute blocks over the course of eight hours. The number of USMLE Step 1 questions in each block varies but does not exceed 40. All of the Step 1 questions have a vignette and a Single Best Answer (SBA). This means you must select the one best answer out of at least five potentials which may also be plausible. You can read more about the exam format and strategies for success in our Ultimate Guide to the USMLE Step 1 Exam.
Practicing sample USMLE Step 1 questions is a great way to prep for the Step 1 exam. The Pastest USMLE Step 1 Qbank provides you with thousands of high-yield Step 1 questions and our test mode includes a realistic boards-style interface.
The Pastest USMLE Step 1 subscription also includes content and functions to enhance your Step 1 preparation. In our main Qbank bite-sized videos explain difficult concepts, dynamic explanations give you detailed feedback on both correct and incorrect answers and Contextual Clues highlight key concepts in patient vignettes.
The innovative and unique Progressive System uses a case-based, multi-discipline approach to allow you to build foundational knowledge and develop the critical thinking competencies vital for Step 1 exam performance. Finally, our self-assessment tests will help you to evaluate your progress toward becoming test ready.
In addition, our USMLE Step 1 question bank is available offline via our cutting edge Pastest app.
All of this is specifically designed to help you excel in your USMLE Step 1 exam and gain the Pastest Advantage!
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE™) is a joint program of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB®) and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME®). None of the trademark holders are affiliated with Pastest.
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