Can You Answer These 4 USMLE Step 1 Practice Questions?

USMLE Step 1 Practice

The USMLE Step 1 Exam is the first board exam you take during medical school that is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis, the exam can be tricky, with a first-time pass rate of 93%. Start off on the right foot by taking your studying seriously and being consistent with taking USMLE Step 1 practice questions.

Here are four free sample questions for the BoardVitals USMLE Step 1 question bank.

How did you do? Whether you were right where you thought you’d be, or you faltered a little, you’re well on your way to acing your exam by simply trying your hand at these.

The USMLE Step 1 Exam is administered over the course of one day and consists of seven 60-minute sessions. Each session will have 40 or fewer questions. The following topics are found on this exam:

  • General Principles: 12-16%
  • Blood & Lymphoreticular/Immune Systems: 7-11%
  • Behavioral Health & Nervous Systems/Special Senses: 9-13%
  • Musculoskeletal, Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue: 6-10%
  • Cardiovascular System: 5-9%
  • Respiratory & Renal/Urinary Systems: 9-13%
  • Gastrointestinal System: 5-9%
  • Reproductive & Endocrine Systems: 9-13%
  • Multisystem Processes & Disorders: 6-10%
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health: 4-6%
  • Social Sciences: Communication and Interpersonal Skills: 6-9%

For a more detailed breakdown of what content areas to expect on the exam, please refer to the USMLE Step 1 Content Outline and Specifications.

BoardVitals provides a USMLE Step 1 Question Bank which has more than 3,250 USMLE Step 1 practice questions targeted to the exam. These questions are written in the same format found on the exam and are accompanied by detailed explanations and rationales explaining all correct and incorrect responses, thus serving as a “mini-lecture” for a comprehensive understanding of the topic. Each of the categories found on the exam is covered by the BoardVitals USMLE qbank and will provide you with hands-on experience for what to expect on the testing day. Sign up for a free trial today!

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