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Step 1 Self-Assessment Week

Registration for the free AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment, 2023, is closed. Click below to get updates about upcoming self-assessments.
The Step 1 Self-Assessment offers you a pass/fail result, study recommendations, and a bonus three-digit score.

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Take the Step 1 Self-Assessment

Warm up for exam day with a faithful replica of the actual NBME® exam.

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Gauge your knowledge

Get a pass/fail result and performance breakdown—plus a bonus three-digit score.

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Adapt your study plan

Course-correct with study recommendations hand-selected to meet your needs.

Just like the real thing

Get a feel for the actual USMLE® Step 1 with a self-assessment that mimics its difficulty and structure. You’ll go through 4 blocks of 40 questions each in a simulation of the NBME®’s interface and timed format.

In addition to building your exam-day stamina, you’ll get a 3-digit score report that includes your passing probability and a list of personalized high-yield topics where you should focus.

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Get ready for dedicated

Medical students across the nation attest to its rigor and exam-day accuracy

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“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

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“…[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.”

Samuel C.,
MD-PhD Graduate Trainee (GS-1)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine

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“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

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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 Step 1 strengths and weaknesses with a detailed self-assessment performance analysis.

Ready to conquer on exam day

Manage your remaining prep with detailed study recommendations based on your personal needs.

What to expect during Step 1 Self-Assessment Week


Reserve your spot and get your classmates to join the big event!


Once it begins, you've got 10 full days to complete all 4 blocks.


Complete the self-assessment and use your free access to explore AMBOSS.


Receive your pass/fail result, study recommendations, and 3-digit score.

Frequently Asked Questions

AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment Week Access

What is the AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment?
Where can I start the self-assessment?
When does the AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment Week start and end? In which time zone?
Do I need an AMBOSS account to access the self-assessment?

Taking the AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment

Where can I register and start the AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment?
Can I take the self-assessment earlier or later on?
Is the relative distribution of topics the same as in the actual Step 1 exam?
How long do I have to complete the self-assessment?
Do I have to complete the entire self-assessment/all four blocks in one sitting?
Will I be able to review my answers right away?
Can I access my completed self-assessment even after AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment Week is over?
Can I take the self-assessment on a mobile device?
Will I see the same questions as the current Step 1 material on the platform?
Are the upcoming self-assessment questions the same as those from previous events?
Will there be future self-assessments?
When will I get my score report?
How will the self-assessment reflect the new USMLE® Step 1 pass/fail format?
Do you have any testimonials on previous self-assessments?

Score Report and Analysis

Will I receive a detailed explanation of what my score means along with my report?
How predictive is my self-assessment score relative to my actual Step 1 exam score?
Will my score report include a 3-digit score?
How long will my question blocks be available for review after the self-assessment?