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  • 1. USMLE & Canadian Exam
    Dr. Ali Alali
  • 2. Overview
    USMLE vs. Canadian Exam ?
    When to apply ?
    Where to study from ?
  • 3. USMLE
    USMLE step 1
    USMLE step 2
    • Clinical knowledge (CK)
    • 4. Clinical Skills (CS)
    USMLE step 3
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7.
  • 8. 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
  • 9. At the test center
    Be early
    Bring your passport
    Candidate Identification Number (CIN)
    Food and water !
  • 10. 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
  • 11. MCCEE
    Clinical Knowledge
    Computer-based, 4 hour exam
    NO breaks
    175 questions
    MCQ
    Done every other month at Amideast
  • 12. When to apply?
    USMLE Step 1
    USMLE step 2 and MCCEE
  • 13. Study Material
  • 14. USMLE step 1
    First Aid for the USMLE step 1
    Med Essentials for step 1
    USMLE World (website)
    Kaplan practice questions (website)
  • 15. MCCEE & Step 2 CK
    First Aid for the USMLE step 2 CK
    USMLE Step 2 Secrets
    USMLE World (website)
    Canada q bank (website)
  • 16. USMLE Step 2 CS
    First Aid for the USMLE step 2 CS
    Practice, practice, practice !
  • 17. Other Sources
    Toronto Notes
    Step-up series
    Board Review series
    Road Map Series
    • NBME test
    • 18. Rapid Review Series
    • 19. Kaplan Courses
  • Useful Links
    usmle.org
    Ecfmg.org
    mcc.ca
  • 20. Advice
    Try to get BOTH exams
    Score DOES matter
    Start preparing as soon as possible
    Acing the exams is easier than you think!