Step 1 Self-Assessment Week

February 22 - March 1, 2020

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Deadline extended:
Sign up by February 21st for FREE access Limited time only

The AMBOSS USMLE®  Step 1 Self-Assessment Week

You can do it! The AMBOSS USMLE® Step 1 Self-Assessment is your stepping stone toward the best score you can get on the actual exam.

With over 14,000 students already signed up, demand to participate in the Step 1 Self-Assessment Week is greater than ever. That’s why we’ve extended our deadline! You now have until February 21, 2020, 11:59 PM PST to sign up.

This is your chance to take a FREE (normally $39) practice Step 1 exam in the NBME®’s timed format. In addition, you’ll get a:

∙ 3-digit predicted score
∙ Detailed and personalized performance analysis
∙ National percentile ranking among students in your cohort

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Join me for AMBOSS USMLE® Step 1 Self-Assessment Week to get a FREE Step 1 self-assessment: 

Nearly 10,000 students from over 180 medical schools who took the self-assessment last year attest to its rigor and similarity to the actual USMLE® Step 1. See last year’s results.

I thought this Step 1 assessment was fantastic… I am amazed with AMBOSS and will continue to use it as my primary resource for Step 1. I absolutely adore the questions. I find them to be quite tough, but that is what we need. It helps to drive home and solidify the important concepts and how to differentiate the diagnosis.

W. Broth., Class 2021

Step 1 Self-Assessment 2019 Participant

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What is the AMBOSS USMLE® Step 1 Self-Assessment?

The AMBOSS USMLE® Step 1 Self-Assessment is a simulation of the USMLE® Step 1 exam consisting of 4 question blocks of 40 questions each and presented in the NBME®’s official timed format. Once you have completed all 4 blocks of the self-assessment, you can expect to receive a:

Score Report

A score report and 3-digit score that gives you an assessment of where you currently stand.


A detailed analysis of how well you did that includes personalized study recommendations.

National Percentile Ranking

Your national percentile ranking among students in your cohort.

I loved this self-assessment. It really made you think, and it helped me to understand some of the different ways in which the material may be presented. It also helped me identify some of the areas I need to work on. Super great.

A. Brady, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class 2021

Step 1 Self-Assessment 2019 Participant

AMBOSS USMLE® Step 1 Self-Assessment Week FAQ:

Do I have to create an AMBOSS account in order to take the self-assessment?

Yes, but signing up is completely free. Normally, you would get five days of free access to AMBOSS when you sign up, but for the AMBOSS USMLE® Step 1 Self-Assessment Week, you’ll get free access during the entire event, from February 22-March 1, 2020, and for a few days after so you can dig into your score report.

If you don’t already have an AMBOSS account, you can create one here.

What if I already have an AMBOSS account?

Even if you have an account, you still need to sign up to get free access throughout the entirety of the AMBOSS USMLE® Step 1 Self-Assessment Week. Only those who sign up beforehand (even if they are AMBOSS users) will be able to access it.

Did the AMBOSS USMLE® Self-Assessment Week take place last year?

From March 30-April 7, 2019, 9,580 students participated in the AMBOSS USMLE® Step 1 Self-Assessment Week. Participants had one goal in mind: to prepare and get a feel for the Step 1 exam.  By the end of the AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment Week, more than 1,000,000 questions were answered by students at 95.77% of US medical schools. You can check out last year’s results here.

How closely does the AMBOSS Step 1 Self-Assessment follow the NBME®’s format?

The self-assessment consists of 160 questions split into four question blocks. Participants have one hour to complete each block of 40 questions, each of which mimic the official NBME® timed format.

For how long will the self-assessment be available?

Just one week, from February 22-March 1, 2020.

When will I receive my score?

Results will be sent within a few days to all users who completed the self-assessment. You must complete all of its four blocks by March 1st to receive your predicted score.

Do I have to complete the entire Step 1 Self-Assessment in one sitting?

You can, but you don’t have to! You can split the self-assessment up into chunks and take each block at any point throughout the week. For example, you could take Block 1 on Monday, Block 2 on Tuesday, Block 3 on Wednesday, and Block 4 on Thursday. Just keep in mind that each block must be completed in the 60 minutes allotted to it.

Can I access my completed self-assessment even after the Step 1 Self-Assessment Week is over?

Yes, you’ll be able to access and review your completed self-assessment question blocks even after the event is over, though only in Guidance mode. Your performance analysis will also always appear in the Analysis section together with a list of your strengths and weaknesses as well as study recommendations.

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