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We asked thousands of students how AMBOSS helped improve their USMLE® and Shelf exam performance.

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USMLE Step 1

AMBOSS Users Scored 12 Points Higher 
on USMLE Step 1…

Students who did one or more Step 1 Qbank blocks in AMBOSS scored on average 241, which is 12 points higher than the national average of 229.

As the Step 1 exam moves to pass/fail from January 26, 2022, students will no longer receive a three-digit score. Read what AMBOSS physicians have to say about adapting to this change and get their advice on how to study for the new Step 1 exam.

…and 10.4 Points Higher 
on USMLE Step 2 CK

Based on a survey to 1,985 fourth year medical students from 159 US medical schools, students who used AMBOSS as a primary, standalone resource for Step 2 CK got higher scores than students who used other Qbanks.


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Surgery Shelf

Equated percent correct score

Neuro Shelf

Equated percent correct score

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Ongoing surveys sent to 6000+ medical students at 124 U.S. medical schools since 2018 make the foundation of our research into AMBOSS usage and scoring.

Verified USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK reports and self-reported Equated Percent Correct scores for the NBME Surgery and Clinical Neurology Subject Exams were correlated with individual AMBOSS platform statistics — namely number of exam-style multiple-choice questions completed and Learning Cards read. Study participants represented AMBOSS usage ranging from no activity to completion of more than 5,000 exam-style questions in the AMBOSS platform.

Although exams are important, we understand that scores only represent one point being used to consider residency and other career opportunities. AMBOSS helps students in many aspects of medical excellence, and we want to remind you that your score does not define who you are or the contributions you can give to patients, research and more in the future.

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