Mark W. Braun, M.D.
The material on this page I downloaded from
USMLE website and all of it is free and perfectly legal.
Concerning the test simulator, you may have to reset
your screen resolution so it looks just like what you will see on the
Here are important files regarding the USMLE step 1.
PDF of general information and 130 sample
- This is a 50 page file, be sure there's enough paper.
- Previous years' questions:
2006 | 2007 |
2008 | 2009
| 2010 | 2011
- Click here to download
- Choose the 'save as' option and put the
file in the folder on your computer where you can find and open it..
- Double click the downloaded simulator file
and follow the instructions.
- Here's a link to an online service. It
costs a little, but they provide quite a bit of feedback on your trial
- Ever wondered what it takes to write
those diabolical NBME-style questions? Check out this tutorial:
I’m not sure, but I
believe you can only take the simulated, computer exam once, so you may need to
’uninstall’ the program and the reinstall it to reset the internal
There are many online sources of sample
questions and emulator applications you can install. If you find
something really interesting, innovative or helpful, I'd appreciate
learning about it.
I hope this helps. MB