USMLE Preparatory Support
The assistant dean for Academic Success and the learning specialist provide preparatory support for the USMLE step exams. This comes in the form of large group informational meetings as well as individual consultations.
The assistant dean for Academic Success and the learning specialist make recommendations for study materials, provide information on how to access and use study resources, offer sample schedules, and give recommended time frames and data on previous UC College of Medicine classes.
Students may also receive suggestions for managing test anxiety, improving test-taking strategy and other behavioral strategies for promoting success.
Step 1 Prep Series
|Oct||Preparing for a Successful Step 1||Informational|
|Oct||How to Study Using Practice Questions||Instructional|
|Dec-April||Student Led Board Review Course||Instructional|
|March||How to Study for Step 1 During Dedicated Study Period||Moderated M3 student panel|
|April||Administration of the Comprehensive Basic Science Examination CBSE||Step 1 practice exam|
|April||How to Use the CBSE Results to Help Design Your Step 1 Study Plan||Informational|
USMLE Step 1 Student-Led Board Review Course
The assistant dean for Academic Success and the learning specialist co-direct the student led board review course for Step 1. This course uses a small group problem based format facilitated by M4 and MSTP students. Groups meet once a week for 2 hours. The course runs throughout the spring semester.
The course is excellent preparation for the UCCOM administered NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Exam, which serves as a practice for the Step 1 exam. This course is free of charge and all second year medical students are automatically enrolled. Participation is not mandatory, but attendance is encouraged.
This course is not graded and does not appear on the official transcript.
UCCOM USMLE Performance
|USMLE Step 1||UCCOM Mean||National Mean||UCCOM Percent Passing|
|USMLE Step 2 CK||UCCOM Mean||National Mean||UCCOM Percent Passing|