Try Your Hand at 4 Sample USMLE Step 3 Practice Questions

You’re rounding the third and final corner of your USMLE exam experience, and now is no time to let your guard down. 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. We’ve pulled four highly rated questions from the BoardVitals USMLE Step 3 Practice Question Bank. Can you answer them correctly?

How did you do? Whether you aced the quiz or missed them all, you need to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward on this final component to the USMLE series. The USMLE Step 3 exam is given over two non-consecutive days. It is divided into six 60-minute blocks, each containing about 44 questions. The USMLE Step 3 questions are notoriously longer and more detailed than its two other counterparts, and thus requires a more efficient use of times by test-takers. Taking practice quizzes and timed practice questions will help you be more cognizant of your time constraint.

According to the USMLE® Step 3 Content Outline, the following is covered:

  • General Principles of Foundational Science 1–3%
  • Immune System, Blood & Lymphoreticular System, and Multisystem Processes/Disorders 6–8%
  • Behavioral Health 4–6%
  • Nervous System & Special Senses 8–10%
  • Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue 4–6%
  • Musculoskeletal System 5–7%
  • Cardiovascular System 9–11%
  • Respiratory System 8–10%
  • Gastrointestinal System 6–8%
  • Renal/Urinary & Male Reproductive Systems 4–6%
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth & Female Reproductive System & Breast 7–9%
  • Endocrine System 5–7%
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health & Interpretation of the Medical Literature 11–13%
  • Social Sciences: Communication Skills/Ethics/Patient Safety 7–9%

BoardVitals offers a USMLE Step 3 Question Bank with more than 1300 USMLE Step 3 practice questions targeted to the exam. Each question comes with detailed explanations and rationales to act as mini-lectures providing a more comprehensive understanding of the topics at hand. Want more free practice? Click here for a free trial.