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TI ABROAD / THE IMMACULATE has been a reformer, a ground breaker and a front runner in the field of USMLE coaching by introducing unique and baffling methods. Notwithstanding the fact that The USMLE is something to bite off more than you can chew, our trainers are aware of unconventional methods to help medical professionals to clear the three steps.
The introduction class orients the doctors on the nature and sequence of the steps and the protocol to be maintained at the test center. The trainers are very caring and cordial and embrace the students, by making their journey into the world of the USMLE, a very smooth and transient one. Students understand that they can masters of their games by feeling empowered. Being aficionados in the field of USMLE training, our trainers know which of the subject areas need more attention. Their brilliant tips and strategies have made the ride through the USMLE rollercoaster a smooth one!!!
Many doctors, surgeons and physicians who trained with us found the USMLE to be very easy to clear. We have a track record of sending 100 medical practitioners to The USA in a span of 2 years.
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Our -USMLE Test-prep program includes the exclusive course ware-(TO BE FILLED IN) along with mock & online tests.
We have flexible and convenient schedules that suit students' needs and requirements with tiny batch sizes that provide for individual attention to ensure that every student passes the USMLE by absorbing the key test concepts owing to our step-by-step guidance on effective test taking strategies.
The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) is a three-step examination 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®).
The USMLE assesses a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to execute basic patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that form the basis of safe and effective patient care. Each of the three Steps of the USMLE supports the others; no Step can stand alone in the assessment of preparedness for medical licensure.
In the United States and its territories, the individual medical licensing authorities ("state medical boards") of the various jurisdictions grant a license to practice medicine. Each medical licensing authority has its own rules and regulations and mandates passing an examination that certifies qualification for licensure. Results of the USMLE are reported to these authorities to help them in deciding whether to grant the initial license to practice medicine or not. The USMLE provides them with a common evaluation system for applicants for initial medical licensure.
The USMLE®, or the United States Medical Licensing Examination® program, is owned by two entities: the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).The FSMB is a non-profit organization that represents the 70 state medical and osteopathic boards of the United States and its territories. The NBME is a non-profit organization that serves the public through assessments of health professionals.
USMLE was created in response to the need for one streamlined path to medical licensure for allopathic physicians in the United States. Before USMLE, multiple examinations (the NBME Parts examination and the Federation Licensing Examination [FLEX]) offered paths to medical licensure. It was advisable to create one examination system accepted in every state, to ascertain that all licensed MDs had passed the same assessment standards – no matter in which school or which country they had trained. Today all state medical boards confine to one national examination – USMLE for allopathic physicians, COMLEX-USA for osteopathic physicians.
Qualified physicians, medical practitioners and doctors who wish to pursue their career in medicine in the USA must mandatorily clear this test. There is no age barrier and the university from which you graduate also does not matter. Anybody with the requisite qualification can attempt this test.
Step 1 asseses the ability of a person to execute science concepts. The level of comprehensibility of science concepts and the skill to put them to the practice of medicine, with a focus on the postulates and the general structure and functioning of health, the causes of disease and therapeutic methods
Step 2 assesses if a student or a graduate can effectively attend to and care for patients. These days, this step has two parts: clinical knowledge and clinical skills. In the second part you have to handle people who simulate original patients. You are faced with everyday health and other important issues in patient care.
Assesses if a doctor is able to care for a patient without being overseen. All questions are multiple-choice questions. It is a CBT with 7 blocks of 50 questions each, 1 hour for each. A lunch break for 45 minutes is allowed.
computer instructions are provided for 15 minutes. The entire test is for 8 hours.
Steps 1& 2 are cleared while pursuing studies in a med school. Step 3 is cleared during residency training between 3 to 5 years based on specialty.
Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS
Students and graduates of LCME- or AOA- accredited programs should apply for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS by reading the instructions on the NBME website. Students and graduates of medical schools outside the US and Canada should apply for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS by reading the instructions on the ECFMG website.
IMPORTANT: If you are dismissed or withdraw(n) from medical school, you are uneligible for USMLE, even if you are appealing the school’s decision to dismiss you or are otherwise contesting your status.
Graduates with an MD or DO degree from an LCME- or AOA- recognized medical school, and graduates of medical schools outside the US and Canada that are listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements, should apply for Step 3 by abiding by the instructions on the FSMB website.
Testing Regulations and Rules of Conduct
Testing sessions for the USMLE Steps are overseen by test center staff, in person and through audio and visual recording. Staff must report any violations of USMLE or test center rules. You must follow instructions from test center staff throughout the examinations; failure to do so may result in being noted as irregular behavior and permanent annotation of your transcript. Test center staff are not permitted to answer queries pertaining to registration, examination content or format, testing software, scoring, or retesting.
Important! If these Rules of Conduct are violated, the examinee may be asked to exit the test center before completion of the examination. Moreover, proof of violation of any test administration rule, including these Rules of Conduct, will result in actions being taken under the USMLE policies and procedures on irregular behavior. If you are found to have conducted yourself in a manner deemed irrational, your score report and transcripts will include this finding, and you may be prohibited from taking the USMLE in the future and your score may be canceled.
When you apply to take the USMLE, you are agreeing to the following:
Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 3
You should be at the test center almost 30 minutes before your scheduled testing appointment. If you arrive after your appointment time, you may not be permitted.
If you come after 30 minutes of your scheduled testing appointment, you will not be permitted and must pay a fee to reschedule your test. Your rescheduled test date(s) must fall within your eligibility period.
Step 2 CS
You should arrive at the test center at the appointed time given on the confirmation notice you will have printed after booking your appointment. An -site orientation is conducted program to show how to use the equipment available in the examination room and to give a briefing of examination rules and procedures. If you enter during the on-site orientation, you may be permitted to test after signing a Late Admission Form. If you arrive after the on-site orientation, you will not be permitted to test and must pay a fee to reschedule your test.
When you arrive at the test center, you must show your scheduling permit and the required identification as given in your scheduling permit. Acceptable forms of unexpired identification include:
Your name, as it appears on your scheduling permit, must match the name on your form(s) of identification exactly. Please check your scheduling permit for details and limited exceptions. If the name given in your scheduling permit is incorrect, contact your registration entity at once. Your identification must include both your signature and a recent photograph.
If you do not bring your scheduling permit on paper or electronically (e.g., via smartphone) and acceptable identification, you will not be permitted to take up the test and will be required to pay a rescheduling fee to take up the test on a different date. Your rescheduled test date(s) must fall within your eligibility period.
For Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 ONLY
During check-in, You are scanned by the test center staff with a handheld metal detector and asked to empty and turn your pockets inside out before entering the testing room to confirm that you have no debarred items. This process is repeated this each time you return to the testing room after a break. Moreover, your photo ID and fingerprint may be scanned electronically and you may be required to sign the test center log.
Prior to your entering the test room, test center staff will provide you with laminated writing surfaces and markers to use for making notes and/or calculations during the testing session. They can be used only at your assigned testing station, and only after you have entered your Candidate Identification Number (CIN) to start your test session. If you have filled the laminated writing surfaces and need additional space for making notes, raise your hand to ask test center staff for a replacement. You must return laminated writing surfaces to test center staff at the end of the testing session. You are not permitted to write on anything other than the laminated writing surface (e.g., your hand, other body part, tissue, etc.). Failure to abide may result in a finding of irrational behavior.
You will be instructed to write your name and CIN, as shown on your scheduling permit, on one of the laminated writing surfaces provided.,
Test center staff will take you to your assigned testing station and provide brief instructions on use of the computer equipment. You must enter your CIN to start the examination. A brief tutorial is run before each examination. It is essential for you to run the sound check for the audio headphones in the tutorial so that, if a problem is identified, it can be resolved prior to you starting the examination.
For Step 2 CS ONLY
During check-in, along with your photo ID being scanned electronically, you will be asked to store your personal belongings (e.g., pens, study materials, cell phones, etc.) in small bins, which are not accessible for the rest of the examination day. Any personal belongings that you may need during breaks or during the examination, including your lab coat and stethoscope, can be kept at your seat in the orientation room.
Kindly note that every area of the testing center is under video surveillance at all times; examinees are ushered around by proctors at all times, with the exception of restroom breaks.
There are no facilities within the center for family and friends to wait while you test; It is better to meet them somewhere else after the examination ends.
Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3
Your test session is scheduled for a stipulated amount of time and the computer keeps track of the time allocated for each block and for breaks. At the beginning of the testing session, you have a total of 45 minutes of break time for sanctioned breaks and for computer transitions between blocks. Sanctioned breaks include the time you spend between test blocks, whether you remain at your seat or you leave the testing room. If you finish the tutorial or other testing blocks early, the remaining time will be added to your total break time.
Once you start a testing block, no sanctioned breaks are provided during the block. During the blocks, the block and daytime clocks run even if you leave the testing room (e.g., for a personal emergency). If you exit during the block, the test center will file a report of the incident. Moreover, the unauthorized break screen, described in the examination tutorial, will appear on the monitor after a certain period of inactivity. After the unauthorized break screen appears, you will need to enter your CIN to continue with the examination. Each time you leave the testing room, you have to sign out and sign in when you return. You must present your identification each time you sign in.
If you take a very long break and surpass the fixed or saved up break time, the difference in time will be deducted from your total testing time. Please look at the time summary feature (explained in the tutorial on test day) to keep a track of the time.
Step 2 CS
Your Step 2 CS administration will include 12 patient meetings. The examination session lasts for about eight hours. Examinees get a minimum sanctioned break of 45 minutes which includes a 30 minute lunch break. During lunch, a light meal is served. The test center cannot entertain special meal requests. However, own food which doesn’t warrant refrigeration can be brought by the examinees. The number and length of breaks, other than the lunch break, will vary based on the testing center. Smoking is not permitted in all centers.
Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3
The test session ends when you complete all blocks or the total test time gets over. You will be a given a notice at the time of checkout that you have attended the test. If your test is scheduled for multiple days, be sure to bring a copy of your permit with you each day or you may not be allowed to test.
After you start an examination, you cannot cancel or reschedule that examination. If you face a computer issue during the test, bring it to the notice of the test center staff at once. The testing software is programmed to restart the test at the point that it was interrupted.
In the unlikely event that a technical problem occurs that does not allow you to finish your examination, please send a written description of the incident to Test Administration Services at the NBME. Test Administration Services must get your notice within 10 days of your testing date or it may not be feasible to investigate your issues. Your correspondence must include your name, your USMLE ID number, the examination name (Step 1, 2 CK, 2 CS, or 3), date of administration, and a detailed description of the problem encountered. Please wait for at least 15 business days for your report to be investigated and scrutinized. You will receive a written notification of the investigation results.
If you start the examination but do not finish it for reasons other than a technical problem or expiration of time, you should immediately write to the Test Administration Services explaining, at length, the reasons you decided not to finish the examination. The attempt may be regarded or recorded as an "incomplete" on your USMLE transcript.
Step 2 CS
Once you enter the guarded areas of the test center, which include the orientation area, you may not exit the area until you have finished with the test. All examinees taking the Step 2 CS examination have to type the patient note portion of the exam. You can handwrite your patient note if you were approved to receive an accommodation for a disability or in the event that technical difficulties make the patient note-typing program inaccessible.
You may not discuss the cases with anyone, including other examinees, at any time (before, during or after your examination) and all examinees must communicate only in English.
NOTE: The USMLE program may restrict an examinee from finishing the exam and/or may lay down conditions on retesting if the examinee looks like a health or safety threat to the standardized patients or test center staff. Such circumstances include, but are not limited to, an examinee committing negligent or dangerous acts during the physical examination, showing signs of sickness (e.g., continuous coughing or sneezing) during the examination, or exhibiting visibly open skin lesions or profusely active bleeding.
If you are unwell on the day of your examination, it is better to reschedule your examination.
NOTE: The USMLE makes every effort to ensure that your registration information is correctly processed and that the Step examinations are correctly prepared monitored and scored. In the rare event that an error occurs in the preparation, processing, administration, or scoring of your USMLE examination or in the reporting of your USMLE scores, USMLE will take necessary steps to rectify the error, if feasible or allow you to either retest at no additional fee or to get a refund of the examination fee. These are the explicit solutions available to examinees for errors in the registration process; in preparing, processing, or monitoring exams; or in calculating or reporting scores.
You may not take the same Step or Step Component above three times within 1 year Your fourth and successive attempts must be taken after 12 months of your first attempt at that examination and after six months of your latest attempt.
If you clear a Step or Step Component, you are not permitted to reattempt, except to confine yourself to the time limit of a medical licensing authority or another authority accredited by the USMLE program. If you have not yet cleared Step 3 and need to reattempt a formerly cleared Step 1 or Step 2 examination in order to meet a time limit fixed by a US medical licensing authority or another authority accredited by the USMLE program, you should know that if you fail a retake, you will be uneligible to take Step 3. Moreover, to meet the examination requirements for Step 3 eligibility, you must have secured a passing performance on the latest administration of the examinations aimed at meeting those requirements.
If you have already been granted a license by a US medical licensing authority based on former licensure examinations, such as the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) or the NBME certifying examinations, you are not eligible to take the USMLE.
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