You will be happy to know that all top government medical universities in Russia also offer USMLE coaching which will allow all the medical students who are pursuing their medical education in Russia to practice medicine in the USA.
This examination is an in-depth assessment of medical graduates how well they can apply their skills, values, and attitudes in real-life practices during patient-centered scenarios. This examination will provide the license to all medical graduates as to how will they operate on the job, both on and off the table.
USMLE has been divided into 3 steps-
Step 1- This is a one-day test, which the majority of students prefer to take at the end of the second year of their MBBS course. This test majorly focuses on the knowledge of basic sciences, which includes anatomy, biochemistry, behavioral sciences, pathology, pharmacology, immunology, physiology, and microbiology. All questions are multiple choices.
Step 2- It is a two day test, generally taken by the medical students in the fourth year of their medical program. This exam is further divided into 2 stages known as- CK (Clinical Knowledge) and CS (Clinical Skills).
CK exam has multiple choice questions on clinical sciences such as surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology and internal medicine.
CS exam needs the medical students to examine and diagnose the patients. For Step 2 CS medical students need to travel to one of the five testing centers across the country.
Step 3- It is also a two-day test, which medical students usually prefer to take after the completion of the first-year residency.
Day 1 Test of Step 3 is called the Foundation of Independent Practice (FIP) which is an MCQ format test. Day 2 Test is called Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM) in which students have to attempt about 180 MCQs and 13 computer-based case simulations.
This step is the final exam, which concludes that whether a medical graduate is prepared to practice general medicine in an unsupervised setting or not.