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The USMLE and Canadian Exams cover by Dr. Ali Alali, part of KuMSA and KMS's 1st Careers Day

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    • USMLE & Canadian Exam
      Dr. Ali Alali
    • Overview
      USMLE vs. Canadian Exam ?
      When to apply ?
      Where to study from ?
    • USMLE
      USMLE step 1
      USMLE step 2
      • Clinical knowledge (CK)
      • Clinical Skills (CS)
      USMLE step 3
    • USMLE Step 1
      Basic science
      Computer-based , one day exam
      Every week at Amideast
      7 blocks, one hour each
      One hour break
      46 questions in each block
    • USMLE step 2 CK
      Clinical Knowledge
      Computer-based, one day exam
      Every week at Amideast
      8 blocks, one hour each
      One hour break
      46 questions in each block
    • USMLE step 2 CS
      Clinical Skills
      Standardized Patients
      History, physical exam, counseling= 15 mins
      Notes, differential, investigations=10 mins
      8 hour exam, 12 stations
      Only done in the USA
      Centers: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, LA, Philadelphia
    • At the test center
      Be early
      Bring your passport
      Candidate Identification Number (CIN)
      Food and water !
    • Canadian Exam
      Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE)
      NO need to do MCCQE
      • Medical Council of Canada Qualification Exam
      Similar to USMLE step 2 CK
    • MCCEE
      Clinical Knowledge
      Computer-based, 4 hour exam
      NO breaks
      175 questions
      MCQ
      Done every other month at Amideast
    • When to apply?
      USMLE Step 1
      USMLE step 2 and MCCEE
    • Study Material
    • USMLE step 1
      First Aid for the USMLE step 1
      Med Essentials for step 1
      USMLE World (website)
      Kaplan practice questions (website)
    • MCCEE & Step 2 CK
      First Aid for the USMLE step 2 CK
      USMLE Step 2 Secrets
      USMLE World (website)
      Canada q bank (website)
    • USMLE Step 2 CS
      First Aid for the USMLE step 2 CS
      Practice, practice, practice !
    • Other Sources
      Toronto Notes
      Step-up series
      Board Review series
      Road Map Series
      • NBME test
      • Rapid Review Series
      • Kaplan Courses
    • Useful Links
      usmle.org
      Ecfmg.org
      mcc.ca
    • Advice
      Try to get BOTH exams
      Score DOES matter
      Start preparing as soon as possible
      Acing the exams is easier than you think!