Why Should I Subscribe?

Preparing for the USMLE Step 3 is time consuming and often frustrating. It can be more difficult for candidates without US clinical experience. Even if you are in a specific residency, you might not actually know the correct management of other specialty cases. For example, an orthopedic resident may not have a good understanding of how to manage a case of preeclampsia, viral croup in children, or a diabetic ketoacidosis. However, ECFMG/USMLE expects you to be knowledgeable about all such cases.

Choosing the right material for USMLE preparation is the key to achieving high scores. There are a number of options out there in the market to prepare for the Step 3 exam. From our experience, we have found the pros and cons in each. The UWorld Step 3 Qbank, while retaining the best features, answers all of the shortcomings and also has some new helpful features for the exam. Read along for a detailed overview.

  • Most widely used Qbank: Used by over 90% of all medical students
  • Questions are concept-based learning resources, not facts or assessments of knowledge
  • One-stop comprehensive resource
  • Questions and explanations are written by only the top medical experts with clinical experience

Focused Exam Content with Detailed, Up-to-date Explanations

We teach you the concepts, which are important to not just pass the Step 3 but to attain a competitive residency placement. Our explanations are based on evidence-based medicine and widely accepted procedures/treatment. With every explanation, we have a specific "educational objective" outlining the main concept from that particular question, making the entire concept very easy to remember.

All of our materials are created by practicing physicians, who specialize in various fields. Each question of our Qbank requires a unique and systematic two- to three-step thinking process. These distinct, sophisticated, and multi-faceted practice test questions are not offered by other educational sites. Unlike other competing services, our high-yield content will help subscribers master the content of the USMLE™, achieve exceptionally high test scores, and obtain competitive residency placement.

Truly Interactive CCS

UWorld is excited to offer its clients the first simulated version of the official USMLE Step 3 Primum CCS. Having taken the USMLE Step 3 exam ourselves, our goal with the UWorld CCS software is to create a series of simulated case scenarios that will aid your preparation for the official USMLE Step 3 Primum CCS. Our interactive CCS matches the official USMLE Step 3 Primum CCS software design to the tiniest detail possible. We hope that you will enjoy this software and that it will improve your level of preparation and confidence.

The free text entry in CCS used to be of great concern to candidates. UWorld has compiled, in one course, all the important management/clinical questions and cases that can be tested in this exam.

Entering commands on the exam is extremely important. Because of this, our software simulates the commands and tests in the CCS software used by ECFMG. We have compiled the single best resource for preparing for MCQS and CCS cases. All the other available books are family practice oriented rather than CCS oriented. When taking the MCQS, all that is required is to RECOGNIZE the right answer among several wrong options. However, the USMLE Step 3 CCS is totally different. You need to recall all the right options and use commands compatible with the CCS software.

Key to Success

Practice is the key! Study using the most complete source DESIGNED to help you prepare for the Step 3 exam.

While we have worked to create a software package that accurately reflects the official USMLE Step 3 Primum CCS, it is important to understand that we have no affiliation with the official USMLE Step 3 exam. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the UWorld case scenarios and software will respond to the actions of test takers in an identical manner to the official USMLE Step 3 Primum CCS exam.

Learn More in Less Time

In many of the existing Qbank sources for USMLE, an average student answers around 70%-80% of questions. After spending a good amount of time and money, you end up learning only 20%-30% of new content. In contrast, with UWorld, you will learn approximately 40%-50% as it is difficult for the average student to achieve a high score in the first few attempts.

How Well are You Competing with Your Peers?

The explanation to every question also includes the percentage of people (registered users like you) who answered that particular question correctly. Knowing how others are performing on a particular question helps you evaluate your performance and where you need to improve. Suppose you answer a question wrong and more than 70% of other test takers answered that question correctly. That means you should know that question and never miss that concept in the exam, which may compromise your score. On the other hand, if you answer a question correctly, when fewer than 30% answered correctly, you will have a higher chance to earn a high score on the USMLE. To apply this logic, you need to consistently answer tougher questions correctly, not just once or twice.

Feel at Home on the Big Day

Familiarizing yourself with the real exam software interface is very important. The look and feel of the UWorld Qbank is similar to the real USMLE exam. Enough practice with this Qbank will make you feel at home when you are taking the real exam, so that you spend your valuable time thinking about the question instead of familiarizing yourself with the software.

Competitive Prices/Flexible Durations/Convenient Test Packages

  • Affordable, low monthly subscription rates
  • Unlimited number of extensions/renewals of an active subscription
  • Each test package duration is created to suit your preference
  • Fast, friendly, and reliable customer service available to meet your every need

Additional Subscriber Benefits

  • Learn from the pros as you gain insight, pearls, tips, memory aids and high-yield information on how to excel in all USMLE exams
  • Develop unlimited knowledge and strategy in USMLE test taking
  • Our state-of-the-art designed questions will allow you to learn more in less time
  • Gain confidence as you apply these learned skills in the hospital setting
  • High pass rate of first-time USMLE examinees after using UWorld for test preparation
  • External references to medical journal abstracts
  • Improve your time management skills by monitoring time spent per question
  • Compare progress on a test-by-test basis via detailed chart
  • Ability to generate identical test blocks, ideal for instructor-led study groups
  • Compare performance scores with other UWorld users, see which subjects need improvement, and view your cumulative performance outline
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