The United States Medical Licensing Examination, the USMLE, is a multi-part professional
exam sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical
Examiners. Medical doctors with an M.D. degree are required to pass this examination before being
permitted to practice medicine in the United States.
The exam assesses your ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to determine
fundamental patient-centered skills that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe
and effective patient care. Examination committees composed of medical educators and clinicians from across
the United States and its territories prepare the examination materials each year.
If you are planning to take the USMLE, you're confronted by a vast array of offers to help you prepare.
There are on-line courses, classroom courses and even courses where you work with residents one-on-one. Most
of these choices have two characteristics in common: they are expensive and they follow a pattern set by the
people who offer them.
If you choose one of these providers, you will be locked into an approach that's for someone's idea of what
everyone needs, instead of an approach tailored for your particular needs.
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In addition, your tutor, Dr. Josh Grossman, is a licensed physician, and is not trying to build a huge
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