USMLE Step 1

The United States Medical Licensing Examination ®(USMLE®) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®). Doctors working together. They are sitting on a meeting and looking at the documents. The focus is on the mature man wearing glasses. [url=http://www.istockphoto.com/search/lightbox/9786662][img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40117171/medicine.jpg[/img][/url]

USMLE Step 1

The Step 1 exam is a multiple-choice exam designed to test how well the examinee applies basic, integral science concepts to clinical scenarios Step 1 is a one-day examination. It is divided into seven 60-minute blocks and administered in one 8-hour testing

Minimum score to pass: 192
Number of questions: Max 280 multiple-choice questions on a computer
Duration: 8 hours
Additional Information: Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS can be taken in any order
Exam content: Anatomy, Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Medical Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology

 

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Step 1 Evolution

A 72-year-old woman is brought to her physician by her husband. He states that she is having trouble recognizing her grandchildren, and is having increasing difficulties in the planning and executing her daily activities.  Furthermore, she is having a more difficult time recalling the names of common objects.  Which of the following structures is most likely affected in this patient?

A. Amygdala B.  Caudate nucleus C.  Hypothalamus D.  Hippocampus E. Superior colliculus

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