The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®) is the official examination to obtain a medical license in the United States. The USMLE® includes four examinations divided in three steps (Step 1, Step 2 CK & CS, and Step 3). The USMLE® is coordinated by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) in the United States.
More than a simple examination, the USMLE® assesses a student’s readiness to becoming a doctor. In each patient-centered question, the USMLE® measures how well a student is able to integrate and apply scientific knowledge, concepts and skills to a clinical scenario. The goal of the USMLE® is to ensure every future physician in the US can apply knowledge, concepts and principles of medicine to real life scenarios in a safe and effective manner.