Study for NBME®
Subject Exams

NBME® subject exams evaluate your medical knowledge based on clinical case questions. Lecturio’s study schedules help you prepare efficiently and effectively to solidify your foundational science knowledge and ace your NBME® subject exams.

NBME® subject exams are used by medical schools to evaluate a student’s knowledge of different topics with the help of clinical case questions.

  • The Basic Science and Clinical Science Exams focus on applying medical knowledge of a specific subject with clinical scenario questions
  • Each Basic Science Subject Exam consists of up to 
    150 single-best answer multiple choice questions to be answered within 34 hours
  • Each Clinical Science Subject Exam comprises up to
    110 single-best answer multiple choice questions to be answered within 23 hours

Study Schedules for all Basic Science topics

Fully-planned daily schedules, including comprehensive video lectures with 3D models and downloadable slides, retention quizzes, 
and an advanced NBME-style Qbank

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Anatomy & Embryology

12-Day Study Schedule

  • 43h of video lectures
  • 128 Qbank questions
  • 1500 quiz questions
Behavior

Behavioral Science

9-Day Study Schedule

  • 31h of video lectures
  • 80 Qbank questions
  • 850 quiz questions
biochemistry

Biochemistry

9-Day Study Schedule

  • 39h of video lectures
  • 130 Qbank questions
  • 1400 quiz questions
Histology

Histology

9-Day Study Schedule

  • 30h of video lectures
  • 30 Qbank questions
  • 1100 quiz questions
microbiology

Microbiology

9-Day Study Schedule

  • 31h of video lectures
  • 200 Qbank questions
  • 1100 quiz questions
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Neuroscience

9-Day Study Schedule

  • 30h of video lectures
  • 90 Qbank questions
  • 1200 quiz questions
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Pathology

35-Day Study Schedule

  • 103h of video lectures
  • 680 Qbank questions
  • 4000 quiz questions
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Pharmacology

14-Day Study Schedule

  • 36h of video lectures
  • 290 Qbank questions
  • 1200 quiz questions
physiology

Physiology

11-Day Study Schedule

  • 27h of video lectures
  • 215 Qbank questions
  • 900 quiz questions

Step-by-step guide to preparing for Subject Exams with Lecturio

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Step 1: Choose a Study Plan

Depending on the subject, study schedules are 935 days long. 

Study plans consist of:

  • Subject-based video lectures
  • Preconfigured 3D-anatomy models
  • Recall questions
  • Clinical case questions with remediation explanations
  • Progress and performance data
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Step 2: Learn with video lectures

The video lectures are held by award-winning educators and include numerous features, such as interactive 3D models, downloadable slides, and searchable transcripts.

Each video comes with quiz questions to test your understanding, which are then added to a smart Spaced Repetition algorithm.
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Step 3: Apply your knowledge with an advanced Qbank

Lecturio’s Question Bank is based on the latest NBME standards and can be filtered by subject or system. The exam-simulating interface helps you become familiar with actual test situations.

Tutor mode supports you with detailed explanations, linked video lectures, and First Aid® references. Test mode helps you to evaluate your readiness for the subject exams.

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Step 4: Review your strengths and weaknesses with detailed statistics

Get a detailed overview of your subject- or system-based clinical case question performance. Review past assessments or single questions.

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Step 5: Retain information with quiz questions

Smart Spaced Repetition Quizzes after each lecture help you to improve your ability to recall key information.

An adaptive algorithm tells you exactly when and what you need to repeat for maximum retention. Questions are given back to you at increasing intervals based on your accuracy and confidence in your answers.

All subject exam topics covered by Lecturio