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USMLE Prep

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


Time frame:Title:Type:
OctPreparing for a Successful Step 1Informational
OctHow to Study Using Practice QuestionsInstructional
Dec-AprilStudent Led Board Review CourseInstructional
MarchHow to Study for Step 1 During Dedicated Study PeriodModerated M3 student panel
AprilAdministration of the Comprehensive Basic Science Examination CBSEStep 1 practice exam
AprilHow to Use the CBSE Results to Help Design Your Step 1 Study PlanInformational

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 MeanNational MeanUCCOM Percent Passing
201423222994
201523622998
201623822898
201724123099
2018241230100
201924023199
2020242234100
USMLE Step 2 CKUCCOM MeanNational MeanUCCOM Percent Passing
201424124098
201524624299
201624524298

2017

24824397
201825023499
2019253245100
2020253245100

Contact Us

Medical Student Academic Success

Medical Sciences Building E450
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Mail Location: 0552
Phone: 513-558-2143
Email: laura.malosh@uc.edu