Master your USMLE® Step 1

with Lecturio

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Take advantage of videos integrated in a Question Bank

Learn with high-yield video lectures & apply your knowledge with NBME®-style questions

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Combining the most effective learning resources is key

Short and concise video lectures help you to learn all medical concepts for the USMLE® Step 1.

Test and enhance your medical knowledge with our advanced NBME®-style Qbank.

Learn how to approach NBME®-style clinical case questions

with Lecturio’s USMLE® Step 1 Question Walkthrough tutorial course

Doc Ossareh (MD) will guide you through 30 challenging USMLE® Step 1 questions 

Practice makes perfect – Master USMLE®-style questions


Take & review
your Qbank test

Read in-depth explanations and view high-quality illustrations for correct and incorrect answers.

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Check the First Aid® references & take notes

Use the specific First Aid® page references of each question to review high-yield facts.

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Learn with integrated video lectures

Effectively review the questions’ concepts with integrated video lectures held by USMLE® experts.

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Start testing your knowledge right now by answering 10 free Qbank questions
to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

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A 4-year-old boy presents to the clinic with complaints of flu-like symptoms and chest pain for a 3-day duration. The mother states that he felt warm to the touch and developed chest and muscle pain within the past week, but she was hesitant to administer any medications. She confirms that all pediatric vaccinations were given at the appropriate times. The vital signs include temperature 38.8°C (102.0°F), heart rate 90/min, blood pressure 102/64 mm Hg, respiratory rate 26/min. The biopsy of the heart is shown in the image. In which subclass is the offending virus most likely found?

  • Herpesvirus
  • Parvovirus
  • Enterovirus
  • Togavirus
  • Flavivirus
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Prepare efficiently with all-in-one Study Schedules

Lecturio’s 40-Day
USMLE® Step 1 Schedule

This fully-planned study schedule takes you through blocks of Qbank questions, which all have integrated, conceptually-related video lectures and in-depth answer explanations to reinforce your knowledge. Two practice exams are also included to test your readiness. This works best for you if:

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Lecturio’s 99-Day
USMLE® Step 1 Schedule

This fully-planned study schedule combines high-yield and concise video lectures as a base for teaching you relevant concepts found on the USMLE® Step 1 exam. Integrated retention quizzes and clinical case questions help you to retain and apply your knowledge. It works best for you if:

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Get inspired by students who have used Lecturio for their USMLE® Step 1 prep

Survey data from 500,000+ users showed that preparing with Lecturio’s videos, Question Bank, and study guides improved their preparation for clinical training.

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We analyzed data from 21,603 users to learn how Lecturio videos can improve
your mastery of medical concepts.

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37% more correct answers

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Comparing the percentage of correct answers on the first Qbank attempt of users who watched ≤ 12 hours of Lecturio videos
prior to answering Qbank questions with those who didn’t

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"Absolutely a must-have adjunct to your medical education. Structured, focused, and geared to help you succeed."


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“Great course. Love the clinical approach, the “medical student friendly” attitude, the extensiveness and completeness of the content. Feels like half of the work is done even before opening the book and slides.”


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"I learn the majority of my med school material from Lecturio! No need for big heavy books anymore."


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“Short, succinct and straight to the point. The high yield stuff. The need to know. Saved me countless hours of mind numbing reading, most of which I’d probably forget anyway! Love it.”


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"Thanks to Lecturio, my Step 1 to Step 2 score increased by 30 points, far higher than the average USMLE score."


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“Such a good learning experience, I dont know how I can get Dr. Brian Alversons contacts to personally thank him…because this has made me understand stuff within a 5 min video that lecturers in my university fail to teach me in a 2hr lecture.”


Frequently asked questions about the USMLE® Step 1

The USMLE Step 1 is the first in a series of standardized exams required to earn medical licensure in the United States. Step 1 assesses your understanding of  important concepts of basic medical sciences. This computer-based test focuses on the principles and mechanisms of health, disease, and modes of therapy.

To be eligible to take USMLE Step 1, you must be a current MD student or graduate of a LCME-accredited medical school in the US or Canada, OR a current DO student or graduate of an AOA-accredited medical school in the US, OR a medical student or graduate of a medical school outside the US listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools who meets the ECFMG’s eligibility criteria.

Step 1 is administered year-round, but you must register in advance. Many students take Step 1 at the end of their second year of medical school (around April). It is administered at Prometric testing centers around the world. For international medical graduates, we recommend doing the test at the end of your pre-clinical education.

Step 1 is a computer-based multiple choice exam with up to 280 questions total. This exam is administered in seven 60-minute testing blocks with a maximum of 40 questions per block, with a total of 45 minutes of break time (reserved for authorized breaks and computer transitions between blocks). Questions are posed in multiple choice format, based on patient-centered vignettes, with a single best answer. Multiple answer options may be partially correct, but there is only one best answer. If you are unsure about an answer, it is better to make an educated guess as unanswered questions are automatically counted as incorrect answers.

Step 1 is designed to measure your knowledge of basic science. This includes General Principles, Blood & Lymphoreticular/Immune System, Behavioral Health & Nervous Systems/Special Senses, Musculoskeletal, Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory & Renal/Urinary Systems, Gastrointestinal System, Reproductive & Endocrine Systems, Multisystem Processes & Disorders, Biostatistics & Epidemiology / Population Health, and Communication and Interpersonal Skills.    
The exam is also organized by physician task and competency, such as medical knowledge, patient care (diagnosis), patient care (management), communication/professionalism, and practice-based learning and improvement. Further information on the content of the USMLE Step 1 exam can be found here.

The current minimum passing score for USMLE Step 1 is 194. Step 1 scoring will change to Pass/Fail as early as January 2022. (Last updated March 2021)