"They definitely prepare you to do well on your USMLE Step 1 and 2, and they provide you the best clinical experience. They’re very supportive."
—Emily Kurokawa, MD
2014 MUA Graduate
Medical College of Georgia
Preparation for the USMLE Step 1 exam is an important part of the Medical University of the Americas Basic Sciences curriculum.
The USMLE Step 1 exam is widely considered one of the most difficult of all professional licensing evaluations, comprising about 350 multiple-choice questions in seven one-hour test blocks.
MUA provides extensive preparation in the fifth semester course “Foundations of Clinical Medicine.” At the beginning of this course, you are given a diagnostic pretest to help identify problem areas and individualize learning goals. At the end of the course, you are administered a full-length simulated comprehensive exam. This exam takes place in a state-of-the-art test center on the MUA campus that was specifically designed to simulate the conditions under which you will take the USMLE Step 1 Exam.
In short, MUA is committed to doing everything possible to help ensure your success on this all important exam—and the result is a first-time pass rate for MUA students that's easily the equal of U.S. medical schools.