Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.1 When should I start preparing for USMLE?

    Students generally take the USMLE Step 1 after finishing their 2nd year of basic science stage and gain success by studying for a couple of months as the concepts are still fresh in their minds. Further, they start preparing for USMLE Step 2 during their clinical courses and give the exam following the clinical years.

  • Q.2 What if I couldn’t score well and want to give the exam again?
  • Q.3 What are the different ways for preparation for USMLE?
  • Q.4 How is Moksh USMLE package distinct from Kaplan or Becker?
  • Q5. Why should one select MOKSH?
  • Q6. Why should one prefer MOKSH rather than arranging one’s own learning material?
  • Q7. What is meant by ECFMG Certification?
  • Q8. Why is it necessary to be certified by ECFMG?
  • Q9. What are the different applications of IWA?
  • Q10. What is meant by the application for ECFMG Certification?
  • Q11. What is the procedure for payment of the application?
  • Q12. What do you mean by EMSWP?
  • Q13. What is the procedure for a school to participate in EMSWP?
  • Q14. Will my medical college be able to know my scores in USMLE Steps?
  • Q15. What is the procedure to get back the results of USMLE exams that withheld by one’s medical school?
  • Q16. For how long ECFMG allows you to submit your exam application?
  • Q17. What is the deadline for application for extension of USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK Eligibility period?
  • Q18. How much time does it take to process the exam application?
  • Q19. Is it possible that one can register for more than one exam concurrently?
  • Q20. Am I supposed to provide my information again if I’ve applied to ECFMG for examination earlier?
  • Q21. How can I gain access to the information regarding the application?
  • Q22. When do the scores of USMLE Step 1 usually arrive?
  • Q23. How would someone come to know if their USMLE scores have been released?
  • Q24. What is the procedure to check the USMLE Step 1 score reports?
  • Q25. What does the USMLE report card contains?
  • Q26. What if I do not receive my Step 1 results even after 3-4 weeks?
  • Q27. What should I do if my score card is withheld by ECFMG pending due to some further verification?
  • Q28. What is the procedure to ask for the rechecking of USMLE Score reports?
  • Q29. How much does it cost to take the USMLE exams?
  • Q30. Can medical students from the United States take the USMLE exam?
  • Q31. How many times can I take USMLE exam?
  • Q32. What is a good score in USMLE Step 1?
  • Q33. What is the passing score for USMLE Step 1?
  • Q34. How long does it take to prepare for USMLE Step 1?
  • Q35. How long does it take to get USMLE Step 2 CK scores?
  • Q36. When should I take USMLE Step 2 CK?
  • Q37. How much does USMLE Step 2 cost?
  • Q38. How can I increase my Step 2 CK eligibility period?
  • Q39. How many times can you take USMLE Step 2 CS?
  • Q40. How long does it take to get the USMLE Step 2 scores back?
  • Q41. Where can I take USMLE Step 2 CS?
  • Q42. How do I apply to Step 2 CS ECFMG?
  • Q43. Can I give USMLE after MBBS?
  • Q44. Can you take USMLE Step 3 before residency?
  • Q45. Do Canadian medical schools graduates require ECFMG?
  • Q46. Do I need to be ECFMG certified to apply for residency?
  • Q47. Do medical students get paid during residency?
  • Q48. Do nursing students get paid for clinicals?
  • Q49. Do US medical students take USMLE?
  • Q50. Do you get paid during clinical rotations?
  • Q51. Do you get paid during residency anaesthesiology?
  • Q52. How can I apply for US residency or fellowship program?
  • Q53. Do you get paid for nursing externships?
  • Q54. How can I register ECFMG?
  • Q55. How do I apply for USMLE Step 1?
  • Q56. How do I prepare for USMLE Step 1?
  • Q57. How do I become ECFMG certified?
  • Q58. How do you prepare for clinical rotation?
  • Q59. How long are clinical rotations for medical students?
  • Q60. How long does it take for ECFMG certification?
  • Q61. How long does it take for Step 2 CS results?
  • Q62. How long does it take to pass USMLE?
  • Q63. How long does it take to prepare for USMLE Step 1?
  • Q64. How long is medical residency?
  • Q65. How long is USMLE Step 2?
  • Q66. How many days a week are nursing clinicals?
  • Q67. How many times can you give USMLE?
  • Q68. How many times can you take Step 3?
  • Q69. How much do clinical rotations cost?
  • Q70. How much does it cost to reschedule USMLE Step 1?
  • Q.81 Is USMLE Step 3 required?
  • Q71. How much does the USMLE cost?
  • Q72. How much does residency cost?
  • Q73. How much does USMLE Step 1 cost?
  • Q74. How much does USMLE Step 3 cost?
  • Q75. Is dermatology hard to get into?
  • Q76. Is dermatology in high demand?
  • Q77. Is ECFMG certification equal to MD?
  • Q78. Is ECFMG certification valid in Canada?
  • Q79. Is IELTS required for USMLE?
  • Q80. Is Step 3 required for residency?
  • Q.82 What are audition rotations? (OR what are away rotations?
  • Q.83 What do med students do during rotations?
  • Q.84 What are the subjects in USMLE Step 1?
  • Q.85 What does FCVS mean?
  • Q.86 What is a good score in USMLE Step 1?
  • Q.87 What is a research elective?
  • Q.88 What is an externship program?
  • Q.89 What is clerkship for USMLE?
  • Q.90 What is clerkship in pharmacy?
  • Q.91 What is a clinical setting?
  • Q.92 What is ECFMG clinical skills assessment?
  • Q.93 What is the eligibility period in USMLE?
  • Q.94 What is MCAT exam required for?
  • Q.95 What is observership in medicine?
  • Q.96 What is required for ECFMG certification?
  • Q.97 What is Step 2 out of?
  • Q.98 What is Step 3 exam? 
  • Q.99 What is clinical rotation in nursing?
  • Q.100 What is the average Step 1 score?
  • Q.101 What is the difference between OJT and internship?
  • Q.102 What is ECFMG exam?
  • Q.103 What is the highest USMLE Step 1 score?
  • Q.104 What is the passing score for USMLE?
  • Q.105 What is the passing score for USMLE Step 2 CK?
  • Q.106 What is US clinical experience?
  • Q.107 What is US observership?
  • Q.108 What percentage of questions do you need to pass Step 3?
  • Q.109 What step 1 score do I need for dermatology?
  • Q.110 What’s the difference between externship and internship?
  • Q.111 When did USMLE Step 3 start?
  • Q.112 Who can apply for USMLE?
  • Q.113 Is it necessary to pass all the USMLE Steps within 7 years to get ECFMG certification?
  • Q.114 Can I take the USMLE during my MBBS years?
  • Q.115 What books are required to prepare for USMLE?
  • Q.116 How can I prepare for USMLE from 1st year of MBBS despite being an average student?
  • Q.117 Where can I find the best institutes providing online classes for USMLE preparation?
  • Q.118 As an IMG, how do I obtain a proper visa for doing clinical electives in USA?
  • Q.119 Does a US-born citizen who has done MBBS in India need to write the USMLE or is there any separate exam he/she needs to take?
  • Q.120 Are research and publications necessary for an IMG applying for residency program in USA?
  • Q.121 Is USMLE Step 1 easier or Step 2 CK?
  • Q.122 What is the best way to prepare for USMLE in India?
  • Q.123 When should I start preparing for USMLE Step 1?
  • Q.124 What is the total cost for taking all the steps of USMLE?
  • Q125. Can an IMG with a green card who has scored 194 on USMLE Step 1 have a chance of getting a match?
  • Q126. What should I know while making a choice out of NEET PG, USMLE, PLAB or MCAT in terms of future career options?
  • Q127. What are the licensing exams to practice as a doctor in UK & Germany just like there is USMLE for the USA?
  • Q128. How many times a year can we take USMLE and in which month?
  • Q129. Which are the best residency programs for an IMG?
  • Q130. Can I get into surgery residency in the USA through USMLE if I’m an Indian IMG student?
  • Q131. How should I go about my USMLE Step 1 preparations while preparing from First Aid and other resources?
  • Q132. Can an Indian student take USMLE in Russia? If yes, where can I take the USMLE Step 1 in Russia?
  • Q133. Where do I find a list of IMG-friendly Residency Programs?
  • Q134. Do we need to prepare really hard for USMLE?
  • Q135. Do the medical studies at my medical school/university enough for passing the USMLE?
  • Q136. What should I do a day before taking the USMLE Step 1?
  • Q137. Is there age limit for USMLE?
  • Q138. Does Step 2 score matters?
  • Q139. Which are the hardest medical specialties to get in US?
  • Q140. What happens if I don’t match in a specialty during residency match?
  • Q141. Can I retake the USMLE Step 1 if I’ve already passed it?
  • Q142. Which is harder – USMLE Step 1 or MCAT?