Student Academic Support Services (SASS) directs a required preclinical course to support successful preparation for the USMLE Step 1 examination through effective study, structure, and accountability. Students prepare a detailed calendar, take practice exams, use resources appropriately, and report their weekly progress to the faculty course director.
Students are expected to complete their preparation and sit for the Step 1 exam by the end of the course period. During the dedicated Step 1 course, students are encouraged to use resources that include question banks and study guides.
UT Southwestern provides access to many resources that are used in preparation including access through the Heath Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center to First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, UWorld USMLE Step 1 QBank, and BoardVitals USMLE Step 1 Board Review Questions and Practice Tests.