Excel on Your Medical Exams

We asked over 2,000 students how AMBOSS helped improve their USMLE and Shelf exam performance.

Clerkship students around the country trust AMBOSS

Since launching in 2017, thousands of students have optimized their Shelf prep in their clinical year, relying on AMBOSS' integrated Qbank and Knowledge Library.


*Mean score of 258+-15 for AMBOSS users who have done 1000+ AMBOSS questions. Moreover, we saw a mean score of 245+-15 for a control group of test takers who have done zero AMBOSS questions and a mean score of 253 +-14 for AMBOSS users who have done 500+ AMBOSS questions. (Source: Verified USMLE score reports collected through a survey sent to 2000+ test-takers, which included both non-users and AMBOSS users)

** For administrations between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, the mean and SD for first-time test-takers was approximately 243+-17. Most scores fell between 190 and 270. (Source: USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) Score Report, 2018)

Students who studied with AMBOSS scored on average ten points higher than the national average.

With a median of 258 on the Step 2 CK exam, AMBOSS users who have done 50% or more of the AMBOSS Qbank are most likely to match into their preferred specialty, including those considered to be particularly competitive.