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    Davao Medical School on Career Prospects on USMLE

    • 9/23/2021 2:14:34 PM
    • Manikanth
    • BMU

    Davao Medical School Foundation located in the city of Mindanao in the Philippines is one of the best choices for Medical aspirants. Davao Medical School Foundation is recognized by medical organizations. DMSF is recognized by USMLE. By clearing the USMLE exam(the United States Medical Licensing Examination) students get to study PG in the USA. The USMLE exam consists of three USMLE steps. It makes it convenient for the students to choose a high-paying career and to hold a green card in the USA.

    DMSF is accredited by ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) and FAIMER ( Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research). With the certification from these International medical organizations, students from DMSF will have an easy transition to work/ study PG in the USA.

    What is USMLE?
    USMLE stands for the United States Medical Licensing Examination. It is a three-step examination process conducted by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the USA (FSMB). USMLE is governed by the committee members from FSMB, NBME ( National Board of Examiners), and ECFMG ( Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates).

    USMLE is the license examination to practice medicine in USA, students have to qualify for USMLE to pursue their career in the medical field. The content of the exam is developed by the committee of medical professionals from various fields which includes scientists, clinicians, and medical educators.

    USMLE Exam Details

    The USMLE exam is composed of three steps, Step 1, Step 2 are subdivided into two parts Clinical Skills (CS) and Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 3. The overview of USMLE is briefed below:

    USMLE exam detailsUSMLE Step-1USMLE Step-2USMLE Step-3
    Clinical KnowledgeClinical Skills
    Mode of examComputer-basedComputer-basedTest in US centres( Atlanta, Chicago, Houston,Philadelphia and Los AngelesComputer-based
    Duration of the exam8 hours9 hours8 hoursFirst day-8 hours Second day- 9 hours
    Question Format280 MCQ’s, it is further divided into 7 parts, 40 MCQ’s in316 MCQ’s divided into 8 parts, Approximately studentsStudents will have to attend 12 patients and must recordDay 1-233 MCQ’s divided into 6 parts
    each part, Students will have 90 seconds to answer each questionwill get 91 seconds for each question to answertheir diagnosis details. 15 minutes will be allocated to attend each patient and 10 minutes to record their information.Day 2- 180 MCQ’s 6 parts, 13 cases to be simulated on computer-based, while 10-20 minutes allotted for each simulation.
    Purposes of the testTo understand the basic science, and its application to practice in the field of medicineTo have an understanding regarding the clinical science and its applicationTo test the students for their ability to attend patients, communicate with them to gather informationTo test student’s knowledge of biomedical and clinical science, their application towards the patient and handling them during emergencies.
    USMLE Exam Eligibility
    USMLE exam Step 1 and Step 2 Eligibility
    Students shall be eligible for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2, ensuring if they meet the following requirements:

    • For students from the US or Canada, the medical school from these places shall be accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education( LCME), which is the recognition from the US Department of Education.
    • Students enrolled for DO ( Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) must be accredited by the American Osteopathic Association ( AOA), it acts as accreditation for the osteopathic schools, colleges, and universities.
    • Students who graduated outside the US and Canada must have been listed among the World directory of Medical Schools ( WDOMS) that meets ECFMG criteria and requirements for eligibility.

    USMLE Step 3 Eligibility
    • Students must have completed MD ( or another equivalent degree) from LCME accreditation medical school, colleges and universities.
    • Students having a DO degree from AOA Accredited US medical school.
    • Students completing MD courses from other country's medical schools must have been listed in WDOMS and possess certification from ECFMG.
    • Time limit to complete USMLE
    The board has not set any limited time frame to complete USMLE, but many suggest completing within seven years. Thereby, 7 years can be considered as the standard time limit to complete USMLE. It implies for all the students wishing to pursue their career / higher education in the USA to complete USMLE within 7 years.

    Number of attempts for USMLE exam
    Within 1 year ( 12 months) students can give a maximum of 3 attempts on the USMLE exam. But for the 4th attempt the student must have to wait for 12 months post the 1st attempt and a minimum of 6 months after the third attempt, i.e. within the first 12 months of period, there can be three takes and try for the 4th and subsequent attempts, students must wait for 6 months from the time of the last attempt.

    The maximum number of attempts to qualify for the USMLE exam procedure depends on the state the students wish to practice. Further, it is stated that the maximum number of attempts to the USMLE step is 6.

    USMLE exam fee
    The USMLE exam fee varies for different accreditation, the details are listed below:

    Medical School CategoryUSMLE StepsUSMLE exam fee
    LCME Accredited/ AOA Accredited medical schools in USUSMLE Step 1$630
    USMLE Step 2 (Clinical knowledge)$630
    USMLE Step 2 (Clinical skills)$1290
    USMLE Step 3$875
    WDOMS listed medical schools meeting the criteria of ECFMG, located outside USA and CanadaUSMLE Step 1$940
    USMLE Step 2 (Clinical knowledge)$940
    USMLE Step 2 (Clinical skills)$1580
    USMLE Step 3$875

    Davao Medical School Foundation is one of the best choices for the students to pursue MBBS as well as to study PG in the USA. DMSF provides high-quality training for the students to clear the USMLE exam. The exam consists of three USMLE steps. For the students wishing to hold a green card in the USA, DMSF paves the way to achieve their goal. DMSF provides utmost details through its teaching by providing clinical training to its students for USMLE Coaching.

    To know more, please visit the university section in our website or call our Toll Free number: 1800-270-8009



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