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USMLE Step 1 Qbank

High-Yield Step 1 Questions

2100+ test format questions and thorough explanations written by expert physicians and students from leading US medical schools

NBME-Style Interface

Our Board simulated Test Mode gives you the feel of the real exam while the Tutor Mode features an elegant and user-friendly UI

First Aid References

Questions cross-referenced to the 2016, 2017 and 2018 versions of the popular textbook

Contextual Clues

Innovative feature highlights the key information in a question vignette, designed to hone your test taking skills

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Short and sharp videos from Yale and Harvard physicians are integrated into question explanations, reinforcing key concepts

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Self-Assessments

Our self-assessment exams resemble the experience and style of the real Step 1 exam, and help you to evaluate your progress towards becoming test ready.

The exams consist of 4 blocks of 40 multiple choice questions which are not taken from the main Qbank.

At Pastest we're committed to helping our users get the best score possible on test day; in fact, our customers report an average score of 238 - that's 9 points above the national mean!
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The Progressive System

Introducing the Progressive System, a totally unique and innovative approach to Step 1 exam prep that you won’t find anywhere else.

Currently in BETA, the Progressive System will help you to develop the multi-step critical-thinking skills needed to answer USMLE-style questions using a case-based approach that integrates multiple disciplines.

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.
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Whether you're traveling to medical school or have a spare 10 minutes before class, the highly-rated Pastest USMLE mobile app will help you fit your test prep around your busy schedule. Designed with your convenience in mind, the free app provides access to questions from the Qbank even when you're offline.
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Choose your USMLE Step 1 subscription

48-Hour Trial: Full Access
$0.00
3 Months
$79.00
$55.30
6 Months
$129.00
$90.30
12 Months
$149.00
$104.30
24 Months
$249.00
$174.30

What is USMLE Step 1?

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 three exams aimed at assessing a physician’s ability to provide safe and effective patient care.

USMLE Step 1 Exam Format

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. Step 1 exam specifications are published on the USMLE website.

How to study for USMLE Step 1

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 beta 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 USMLE app.

All of this is specifically designed to help you increase your USMLE Step 1 score 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.