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Step 1 Self-Assessment
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More opportunities to practice your test-taking skills are coming! Tell us which USMLE® Step or NBME® Shelf self-assessment you'd like to take next and we'll make sure you find out when it's available first.
Take a self-assessment
Warm up for exam day with a faithful replica of the actual NBME® exam.
Gauge your knowledge
Receive a performance result prediction and breakdown.
Adapt your study plan
Course-correct with study recommendations hand-selected to meet your needs.
Over 18,000 medical students from over 180 schools across the US participated in this year's Step 1 Self-Assessment Week.
“AMBOSS’ self- assessment was a great transition from passive step studying through classes to focused dedicated study period. This exam gives you a taste of test day and a baseline of where you are going into dedicated...It's really hard to find good questions with good answer explanations, but this self-assessment has them!”
Aaishwariya G., class of 2023
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
“…[W]hen it came to Step 1 prep, the self-assessment was the perfect first step in getting ready for dedicated studying; not only were questions well made and the test at the perfect time to give me a "baseline" of where I was at knowledge-wise, but also, the in-depth explanations (linked to the AMBOSS library) provided an unparalleled review depth and integration after receiving the score report.”
MD-PhD Graduate Trainee (GS-1)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
“AMBOSS was really a one-stop shop for my [Step 1] study...I took the Self-Assessment in Feb (that AMBOSS provides to everyone for free!), and had a good idea of where I stood preparation-wise months before the actual exam. It was so helpful to know what I needed to work more on that much in advance, so that I could really pinpoint where I wanted to spend my time and tailor my schedule.”
Sandy S., class of 2023
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine
Just like the real thing
Get a feel for the actual USMLE® Step 1 and 2 exams with self-assessments that mimic their difficulty and structure. Both feature 4 blocks of 40 questions each in a simulation of the NBME®’s interface and timed format.
At the end, you’ll receive your performance results, all in line with the NBME®’s scoring system. It’s your chance to test your knowledge and build up your exam stamina.
Step 1 Self-Assessment Week 2021
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Go beyond a self-assessment
Understand the why and how
Read up on the explanations behind each question you encountered in your completed blocks.
The next step in your prep
Break down your strengths and weaknesses with a self-assessment performance analysis.
Ready to conquer on exam day
Manage your remaining prep with detailed study recommendations based on your personal needs.
Interested in taking an AMBOSS self-assessment?Get notified
Unfortunately, it is not possible to take our self-assessments outside of Self-Assessment Week events. In order to maintain relevance and accuracy, our report calculations are based on the performance of those students who take a self-assessment in those specific timeframes. However, it is possible to replicate the exam experience by creating a series of Qbank sessions in Exam Mode.
Yes, you’ll be able to access and review your completed self-assessment question blocks and report for 1 month after the event is over, as long as you have access to AMBOSS. You can also review your strengths and weaknesses, as well as delve into your recommended Articles.
We'll make sure to send you an email as soon as the date for the self-assessment of your choice is set. In the meantime, if you don't already have an AMBOSS account, you can register for a 5-day free trial now and explore our Qbank and Library.
Just like the real Step exams, AMBOSS Self-Assessments place students on a scale relative to their peers who are taking the self-assessment at the same time. Our questions are tested and have been scrutinized by students in prior years, and we’re confident they're high-quality and representative of what you will see on exam day. The reports we release also make reference to the relative distribution of topics on the actual exams.
Feel free to check out our recent blog post on how our recent self-assessment score is calculated and interpreted:
Step 1 Self-Assessment: How to Interpret Your Score
At the moment, we don’t have any Self-Assessments running. However, if you'd like to be informed about the next ones, feel free to tell us which one you'd like to take by filling out this form. We'll make sure you’re one of the first to find out when it's available!
If you're interested in seeing information on our most recent Step 1 Self-Assessment, you’re welcome to check out our blog post here.