USMLE® Step 1 Study Schedule

Customize your Step 1 study period with tailored study plans

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Pick your pace

Choose a tailored learning plan to maximize your
dedicated study period results

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  • Comprehensive plan for thorough readiness
  • 3–5 hours of study time per day
  • Balanced approach for manageable pace

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  • Intensive plan for efficient preparation
  • ~ 5 hours of study time per day
  • Ideal for focused, dedicated studying

Qbank training

  • Daily Qbank practice questions covering all USMLE topics
  • 4–5 hours of practice per day
  • Enhancing test-taking ability

Skip the guess work and study exactly what you need to know

Pre-configured study blocks

Organize your studying with pre-configured learning blocks that consolidate all relevant content into tailored schedules.

High-yield video lectures

Master essential concepts with daily videos. Dive in even deeper with corresponding downloadables and in-depth study materials.

First Aid® references

Enhance your learning approach with interconnected First Aid references, seamlessly synced with every study plan.

Clinical case questions

Test your knowledge with carefully chosen Qbank questions, presented in an exam-simulating environment.

Performance analysis

Continuously monitor your exam readiness with a learning platform that tracks your plan progress and monitors Qbank performance.

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Top educators lead you to excellence

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Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Internal Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

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Thad Wilson, PhD


University of Kentucky

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James Pickering, PhD


University of Leeds, UK

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Sean Elliot, MD


University of Arizona

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Helen Farrell, MD


Harvard Medical School

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Pravin Shukle, MD


Independent Medical Practice

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Richard Mitchell, MD


Harvard Medical School

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Kevin Ahern, PhD


Oregon State University

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Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


The USMLE Step 1 study schedule is a pre-configured, comprehensive study plan designed to guide medical students through the process of preparing for the USMLE Step 1 exam. It provides a structured timeline, detailing what topics to study each day, and guides you through your preparation with a unique combination of learning materials: videos, Qbank questions, and complementary text-based materials including First Aid references.

We offer two variants of the USMLE Step 1 study schedule: a 40-day long study schedule and a 60-day long study schedule. Both options provide comprehensive coverage of the exam’s material, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your learning pace and schedule.

The USMLE Step 1 study schedule covers all topics required for the exam. This includes, but is not limited to, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, and Behavioral Science. Each day of the study schedule is dedicated to a specific topic or a set of related topics.

The primary difference between the 40-day and 60-day USMLE Step 1 study schedules lies in the pace of study. Both schedules cover the same topics, but the 40-day schedule is more intense, covering topics at a faster pace. The 60-day schedule, on the other hand, offers a more relaxed pace, allowing for more in-depth review and additional study time per topic.

Our USMLE Step 1 study schedules are pre-configured and based on intensive research and feedback from successful test-takers. While they are designed to be followed as is, we understand that each student is unique. Therefore, you are free to adjust the schedules as per your study habits and convenience, although we recommend sticking to the given plan for optimal results.

The USMLE Step 1 study schedule improves exam preparation by providing a structured and organized approach to your study process. It eliminates the stress of figuring out what to study each day and ensures you cover all the necessary topics. By following the study schedule, you can focus on learning and understanding, knowing that you’re adequately preparing for the USMLE Step 1 exam.

While everyone has their unique learning style, the USMLE Step 1 study schedules are designed to cater to a wide range of learners. Whether you prefer an intense, fast-paced study regime or a more gradual approach, the combination of different study materials ensures a holistic learning experience that helps make the knowledge stick.

Starting with our USMLE Step 1 study schedule is easy. Choose between our 40-day or 60-day schedule based on your needs and time availability, and sign up for free! Once you have the schedule, simply follow the day-by-day plan, dedicating your study time as suggested to each topic.