USMLE Step 1 Exam Review Course


 Step 1 - WOLFPACC Overview

Our comprehensive review covers all the basic medical sciences in an organ system based approach known as the "POWER 5".

The POWER 5 approach is designed to teach a major system and correlate it to the previous one presented. This approach takes the memorization out of medicine and shows you that all the organs are connected through physiology.  As each week passes here at the program, you will gain not only knowledge and how to apply it, but will truly enjoy the learning experience.  This method allows you to have total command of the material in every situation when presented. 

The live lecture is taught in a very interactive manner.  This means that students are inspired to openly ask questions.  This removes the repetitive nature of most programs and their passive learning style.  Students are also taught concepts, retention techniques, clinical thinking, and not rote memorization. We provide everything a student needs to succeed and pass the USMLE Step 1 with high scores.

Covered material includes, but not limited to: Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Neurology, Behavioral Science, Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology. 

Course Structure:

  • Lectures are M-F, from 8:00am – 4:00pm, followed by tutoring and drills with plenty of time left over for self study.  Building closes by 8:00pm. Saturday sessions are from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Classes have 10 min. breaks every hr. and a 1 hr. lunch

Included Services:  (services may vary depending on 4 week or 8 week session)

  • 8-week Guarantee 
  • NBME practice exams and weekly challenge exams
  • Live Lectures
  • Small Group Sessions
  • Lecture Materials
  • Q-bank included for 8 week sessions
  • One-on-One Tutoring Sessions
  • Step 1 test-taking skill sessions
  • Unlimited use of the computer lab (during center hours)

Pricing:  Side by Side Comparison

 

Examination Course Content

Step 1 includes test items in the following content areas:

  • Anatomy
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Interdisciplinary topics, such as, nutrition, genetics, and aging

Step 1 classifies test items along two dimensions, system and process, as shown below:

System:

40%-50% General principles and 50%-60% Individual organ systems

  • Hematopoietic/lymphoreticular
  • Nervous/special senses
  • Skin/connective tissue
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiovascular
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Renal/urinary
  • Reproductive
  • Endocrine

Test Length and Format

Step 1 has approximately 322 multiple-choice test items.  This is divided into seven sixty minute blocks and administered in one eight hour testing session.  For Step 1, during the defined time to complete the items in each block, you may answer the items in any order, review your responses, and change answeres.  After you exit the block or when time expires, you can no longer review test items or change answers.


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