Study for the USMLE Step 1 with Our Summer Crash Course

Anna Piazza - Jun 07, 2019


Our High-Yield Summer Crash Course has already ended, but you can still keep up with Step 1 with our M1-M2 Summer Study Plan. Get a head start by mastering 50 high-yield USMLE® Step 1 topics on your own time!


The first year of medical school can be quite the experience for medical students—there’s plenty to learn, both inside and outside of the classroom. Most finish up M1 with buzzing brains full of new information stored up along the way.

But it’s finally summer, even if it can feel like both a relief and a reason for pause. The summer between M1 and M2 is widely considered to be the last summer ever for medical students, and there’s pressure to spend it the “right” way: either lean into the fleeting freedom or give in to the guilt and continue hitting the books.

But there is a way to balance the pleasure and (just slight) pain. Keep up with your studies and enjoy your summer at the same time with AMBOSS’ FREE High-Yield Summer Crash Course. It’s a four-week course in which you’ll receive daily, concentrated doses of high-yield information, all led by one of AMBOSS’ own physicians. You’ll keep your M1 momentum going while getting ahead of M2 (and the USMLE Step 1 exam).


A few details on how it’s structured:

The course kicks off on June 10th and ends on July 5th. From Monday through Thursday, you’ll receive an email with one high-yield, basic science topic to study as well as a handful of multiple-choice questions from the Qbank. On Friday, you’ll receive a complete 20-question session that tests you on everything you studied throughout the week. By the end of the course, you’ll have mastered 16 high-yield Step 1 topics.

And, if you miss a week due to vacation plans, that’s OK—you can just pick up where you left off. It can be easily adapted to your own schedule.

The course is completely free to take, but in order to participate, students must sign up before it starts. The sign-up deadline is  11:59 PM PST on Sunday, June 9, 2019—and don't forget to create your AMBOSS account before it begins!

What better way to beat the summer haze than by jogging your brain and then having the time to actually lay outside, too? Don't miss out on the free course!