What is Step 3 test?

The USMLE Step 3 primarily focuses on patient management (45-55% of questions). Other topics include history and physical; lab and diagnostic studies; diagnosis; prognosis; and pathophysiology—each consisting of about 8-12% of the exam questions.

What is the Step 3 pass rate?

Step 3

Examinees from Non-US/Canadian Schools 2019 Number Tested 2020* Percent Passing
1st Takers 9,111 90%
Repeaters** 1,235 57%
Total 10,346 86%

Is Step 3 required for residency?

In most states, you need to pass Step 3 before the third year of your residency program, which can be a challenge as you balance residency program requirements, personal responsibilities, and adjusting to life in the United States.

How hard is the Step 3 exam?

The USMLE Step 3 exam is typically found to be easier than its first two counterparts, however, you won’t pass on just sheer knowledge alone, you’ll need to hone your timing, skills, and knowledge through practice questions.

How many hours is Step 3 exam?

Exam Format There are approximately 7 hours in the test session on the first day, including 45 minutes of break time and a 5-minute optional tutorial. Note that the amount of time available for breaks may be increased by finishing a block of test items or the optional tutorial before the allotted time expires.

When can you take Step 3?

As part of the USMLE requirements to take the Step 3, you can apply only after the date of graduation on your medical school diploma. For recent U.S. medical school graduates, it can take up to 12 weeks to verify degrees before approval for Step 3.

How many hours is Step 3?

How many times can you fail Step 3?

Number of attempts at Licensing Exam. If an applicant fails to pass the first attempt at USMLE Step III, the applicant may be reexamined no more than five additional times.

Do you have to take Step 3 back to back?

No. You can take the exam at any Prometric test center in the United States or its territories. You can schedule and take your two testing days on consecutive or non-consecutive days. However, Step 3 Day 1 must be taken first, followed by Step 3 Day 2.

How long does it take for Step 3 results to come back?

three to four weeks
How soon will my score be released? Scores are typically released within three to four weeks of completing your Day 2.