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Step 3 Topics & FAQs
What topics are covered on the USMLE® Step 3 Exam?
The USMLE® Step 3 Content Outline consists of the following:
|General Principles of Foundational Science**||1–3|
|Immune System, Blood & Lymphoreticular System, and Multisystem Processes/Disorders||6–8|
|Nervous System & Special Senses||8–10|
|Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue||4–6|
|Renal/Urinary & Male Reproductive Systems||4–6|
|Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Puerperium||4–6|
|Pregnancy/Childbirth & Female Reproductive System & Breast||7–9|
|Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health & Interpretation of the Medical Literature||11–13|
|Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health/Interpretation of Medical Literature||3–5|
|Social Sciences: Communication Skills/Ethics/Patient Safety||7–9|
|Physician Tasks / Physician Competencies||Range, %|
|Medical Knowledge: Applying Foundational Science Concepts||11–12|
|Patient Care: Diagnosis||33–36|
|Patient Care: Management||32–35|
|Health Maintenance/Disease Prevention||6–11|
|Practice-based Learning & Improvement||11–13|
|Communication/Professionalism/Systems-based Practice & Patient Safety||7–9|
Percentages are subject to change at any time. See the USMLE website for the most up-to-date information.
How long is the USMLE Step 3 Exam?
Step 3 is a two-day examination. The first day will last approximately 7 hours and consist of 6 blocks of 38-39 questions each. The second day will be approximately 9 hours with 6 blocks of 30 items each.
How many questions are on the USMLE Step 3 Exam?
The Step 3 exam is made up of about 232 MCQs on the first say and 180 MCQs on day 2. Day 2 will also include 13 case simulations with an allowed time of 10-20 minutes each.
USMLE Step 3 Study Tip:
When preparing for the Step 3, allow yourself up to 90 seconds per question, to reflect the actual exam.