About USMLE with moksh consultancy

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. It is designed to assess a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills essential for safe and effective patient care.

1. **Step 1**: Assesses understanding and ability to apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine, with a focus on principles of medical sciences.

2. **Step 2**: Split into two parts:
– **Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge)**: Assesses clinical knowledge and its application in patient management.
– **Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills)**: Assesses clinical skills, including communication skills, history-taking, physical examination, and written patient notes.

3. **Step 3**: Evaluates a physician's ability to apply medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine.

USMLE is essential for medical licensure in the U.S. and is typically taken by graduates of medical schools, including international medical graduates (IMGs). Scores on the USMLE are a significant factor in the residency match process, where graduates apply and compete for residency positions in various specialties across U.S. hospitals.