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shraddha 02-20-2010 08:42 AM

How do I start?
 
OK congrats 2 u n all for selecting such an intelligent exam.
Please tell me what is step 1 pattern and how can I apply for this exam.
Will I have to go to US or can I give it online?
How much money it will require?
Where can I get its books?
I am presently staying in Mumbai.
Is DNB recognized there in USA?
My mother is MD ob&gyn will she have some benefit?

StepTaker 02-20-2010 11:53 AM

USMLE Step 1 Pattern:
It's a computer based exam consisting of multiple choice questions testing your knowledge and understanding of the concepts of clinically-oriented basic medical sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Cell biology, Genetics, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Behavioral sciences, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Embryology, Histology, and Pharmacology)

How to apply:
You need to register with ECFMG before you can apply. Have a look at this thread
http://www.usmle-forums.com/general-...ion-steps.html

Where can I take the exam?
The USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK exams are administered by Prometric Testing Centers. As far as I know the only Prometric Center in India that administer USMLE exams is available in Hyderabad and here's the address and phone number
8908: HYDERABAD 8908, INDIA
PROMETRIC TESTING PVT LTD
ABOVE SBI,ROAD 12 BANJARA HILL,AVENUE 1,St 20
HYDERABAD, IND 500034
Phone 914023303903


How much money should I pay?
USMLE Step 1 costs $880 in India. For complete updated fees see this page
http://www.ecfmg.org/fees.html

Where can I get books?
I suggest that you carefully read our Best USMLE Step 1 Books Forum and also have a look at this thread
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...ooks-plan.html

I did not understand your last two questions!





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