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USMLE Step 1 Exam

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step exam for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
USMLE measures a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts and principles. USMLE helps the medical students in demonstrating the fundamental patient-centered skills, which are important in health and diseases. It constitutes the basis of safe and effective patient care.

USMLE Step 1 Overview

The USMLE Step 1 is the first in the series of the USMLE. The Step 1 directly assesses the basic science knowledge of medical students or graduates and its applications in clinical situations.

The content areas tested for Step 1 are Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharamacology, Behavioural Sciences and a few interdisciplinary topics such as nutrition, molecular & cell biology are also tested.

USMLE Step 1 Eligibilty

The minimum elgibility requirement to sit for the step 1 exam is completion of basic sciences (i.e. must have passed 1st and 2nd yr of medical school).

The candidate's medical school must be listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMOS) and recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

USMLE Step 1 Exam Format & Scoring

The Step 1 exam contains approximately 280 multiple choice questions (MCQs). The exam is divided into 7 blocks of 60 minutes each and administered over a time span of 8 hours. Single best answers are the only format of questions that appear on the USMLE Step 1 exam.

The USMLE scores are only reported on the three-digit scale. The minimum passing score on the Step 1 is 192.

The exams are conducted by appointments all year round at Prometric Testing Centers in the US and outside US.

USMLE Step 1 Exam Fees:
The Step 1 exam fee is $880 if it is taken in the US and $1030 if it is taken in India. Any changes in the exam fee will be updated on

Course Options:
Becker has partnered with Edupristine in India to offer the most up-to-date curriculum and materials that will aid you in your preparation for the USMLE

Live Review Classes

Becker's live classrooms is ideal for students who are looking for a structured study plan which includes interaction with faculty and peers.

Step 1 Live Review

The course includes:

  • 275 hours of live lectures in a 7week intensive course
  • 30 hours of Integrated Cases review by Dr Lionel Raymon
  • 9 months access to interactive online study
  • 9 months access to Becker's Question Bank
  • 7 volumes of Hardcover textbooks & interactive e-books
  • One Step 1 assessment exam
  • Personal Becker Medical Advisor to help you design your study plan and prepares you for residency success

Locations: Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Miami FL, Abudhabi UAE, Damman Saudi Arabia

Live Online Courses / Live Virtual Classrooms in India

Becker's Live Virtual Classroom gives you the structure of a live online classroom with the flexibility to study from anywhere in the world. The Live virtual classrooms in India are specifically designed for students from India.

Step 1

The Course includes:

  • 275 hours of live lectures in a 10 week course
  • 30 hours of Integrated Cases review by Dr Lionel Raymon
  • 9 months access to interactive online study
  • 9 months access to Becker's Question Bank
  • 7 volumes of Hardcover textbooks & interactive e-books
  • One NBME assessment exam
  • Personal Becker Medical Advisor to help you design your study plan and prepares you for residency success

India Locations: Edupristine offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad

Self Study / Online Course – Becker's Guide MD

The Guide MD online course is a flexible tool that helps you to prepare for the exam at your own pace.

Step 1

The Course includes:

  • 220 hours of audio and video content
  • 6 or 9 month access to interactive online study
  • 6 or 9 month access toBecker's Question Bank
  • 7 volumes of hardcover textbooks & interactive e-books
  • Personal medical advisor to help you design your study plan and guides you with the ECFMG application process.

Additional Study Resources

Integrated Cass with Dr Lionel Raymon
  • 6 day live online integrated case review
  • Ideal for students who need an intensive refresher course before taking the USMLE Step 1 exam.
QMD – Advanced USMLE Question Bank
  • over 2100 questions
  • High degree of difficulty that si predictive of exam performance
  • detailed assessment of all questions
  • Customized test plans
  • 24/7 access from anywhere, anytime with any device

Our Faculty

about usDr. Lionel Raymon –Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Integrated Cases
Dr. Raymon, PharmD, PhD, is uniquely versed in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Pathology and possesses a strong understanding of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathophysiology, allowing him to synthesize basic science concepts for the USMLE Step 1 exam like no one else.

about usDr Steven R. Daugherty- Behavioral Science
Dr. Daugherty is the author/co-author of over 70 published papers and numerous book chapters and is Becker's Director of Faculty and Curriculum. For the past 26 years he has worked preparing students to pass the USMLE exams.

about usDr. Mary J. Ruebush - Immunology / Microbiology
Dr. Ruebush, PhD, is one of the nation's most experienced and acclaimed instructors in Microbiology and Immunology for USMLE Step 1 review. She has written over 22 medical publications and 16 abstracts and is Becker's Director of Faculty Recruitment and Training.

about usDr. Philip Tisdall - Pathology
Dr. Philip Tisdall, MD, award-winning teacher and published author, trained at the Mayo Clinic and is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology. He helps students understand how to correlate the basic sciences and apply them to the essential thought processes of clinical medicine.

about usDr. Jack Wilson - Anatomy
Dr. Wilson, PhD, has spent over 15 years preparing students for the USMLE. He is well known for his ability to organize the full range of Anatomy topics and has a clear sense of how the content is presented on the USMLE Step 1.

about usDr. Kartik "Carlo" Rangaraj - Physiology
Dr. Rangaraj, MD, has spent the past 10 years teaching students what they need to know for the USMLE. He is especially adept at explaining the physiological mechanisms that produce observed pathological conditions.

USMLE Step 1 training details

USMLE training details
Offerings Becker's QMD Becker Integrated Cases Becker's GuideMD Classroom in USA LVC in India
Course Fees Rs.13000 Rs.35400 Rs.92000 Rs. Rs.185000
Becker's Step 1 QMD (2000 Questions)
6 months of Becker's GuideMD
200 hours of multimedia instructions videos
Becker's Full set of textbooks in hardcopy format
Connecting students through social media
Extension of Course
Frequently updated content
Flipbook Technology
30 hours of Integrated classes by Dr Lionel Raymon
10 hrs. Personalized Doubt clarification, Study Plan, Residency Plan and Exams Application support
245 hours Live Virtual class in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mangalore & Ahemdabad
275 hours Classroom Trainings in Dallas, Chicago, New York & Saudi Arabia
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Add a NBME Rs.3500 per exam
Add Uworld Rs.13,500 for 3 months Access or
Rs.15,000 for 3 months plus an assessment


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