Change in the Step 3 Passing Score


The bar for passing the step 3 exam is going to be raised from  190 to 196  starting January 1st 2016.

No worries....   my students are shooting for gunner level anyway!


The number of items on the step 3 will also decrease beginning January 18th, 2016.

Day 1 Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP)  will have a total of 233 MCQ questions.  [Used to be 256]

Day 2 Advanced Clincial Medicine (ACM) will have a total of 180 MCQ questions.  [Used to be 198]

Note:  Day 2 also includes 13 computer-based case simulations (CCS) which has not changed.  Only the number of MCQ's has changed.

The Step 3 application fee is $830.  ---> Expensive so do it once and rock it!!!

Category: Step 3

Here is a link to the USMLE Free questions for step 3:

Updated Nov. 2015 



Please note the USMLE is meeting in December to consider raising the passing score for step 3!  No worries my students are here to rock the exams so the passing score isn't an issue!!!

Category: Step 3

New Proposed changes to Step 3 recently announced


    • The Step 3 exam will be divided into two day-long exams.
    • Each exam focuses on different areas as illustrated below.
    • The exam will consist of:
        • Multiple choice questions.
        • Computer simulations.
        • New testing formats may be introduced.
    • Both exams will be scored separately.
    • You must pass both exams.




Category: Step 3


Hot off the presses.  The new edition from Dr. Fischer Available January 3 2017!!  

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Category: Step 3

Kaplan's USMLE Step 3 QBank

Kaplan's Step 3 Qbank:

  • Over 900 exam-like questions including 400 NEW questions written by Dr. Conrad Fischer, Kaplan Medical's top instructor and one of the most experienced educators in medicine today.
  • New questions include page references to USMLE Master the Boards Step 3, Dr. Fischer's top-selling review book—cross reference questions with book topics for deeper understanding
  • NEW integrated mobile app: Turn downtime into a higher score—complete qbank questions on your iPhone®! Download from the iTunes store.

Kaplan's USMLE Online Step 3 Prep

Prepare for the Step 3 exam in a new way with Kaplan's OnlinePrep. This new web-based course includes access to our full Step 3 video library, featuring 60+ hours of video lectures delivered by our expert faculty.

Our easy to navigate video menu allows you to review lectures with ease, flag lectures for later review, take notes on video clips, make personalized playlists, and more!

OnlinePrep includes:

  • A diagnostic test
  • 5 discipline level assessment tests with 250 USMLE style questions total
  • Dr. Conrad Fischer's CCS Review

This course works best for students who require a flexible study schedule and do not prefer direct interaction with their peers or the Kaplan Medical advising team.

Category: Step 3

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USMLE Step 3 Classroom Anywhere

Get the most comprehensive and flexible review for USMLE Step 3. Benefit from over 90 hours of live instruction delivered by our best faculty in an interactive, online classroom setting—from anywhere you have Internet access.

Here is what Step 3 Classroom Anywhere™ course offers you:

  • Real-time access to instructors and physician teaching assistants—have your questions answered on the spot
  • Access to Step 3 online video library (60 hours of on-demand video lectures) for 3 months
  • Access to online resources upon enrollment (within 48 hours)
  • Three volumes of Kaplan's Step 3 Lecture Notes, a pre-study diagnostic exam and 5 specialty-based assessment tests
  • Kaplan's Step 3 Qbank with over 900 questions including 400 new questions by Step 3 guru Dr. Conrad Fischer, one of today's top medical educators
  • Free mobile Qbank app for the iPhone®—syncs with your Step 3 Qbank account allowing you to take and review questions on the go
  • Medical advising. Our team of trained medical advisors is available throughout your enrollment to help you create a personalized study plan, prepare a schedule for your Residency applications and assess your readiness for the USMLE Step 3 Exam. Our medical advisors are your personal coaches to help you train for USMLE and get into Residency.



Category: Step 3

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