We recently unveiled a new 160-item self-assessment exam that you can take to gauge your readiness for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Here are some answers to questions you may have.
Q: How do I access the self-assessment?
A: To access the self-assessment, click on the hamburger menu -> Qmax Questions -> Self-Assessment.
Q: How long is the self-assessment test?
A: The self-assessment is made up of 4 blocks of 40 questions each, for a total of 160 questions.
Q: Can I take the self-assessment exam if I'm a trial user?
A: No, you need to be an active subscriber with access to Rx360 or Step 1 Qmax.
Q: Is there a self-assessment exam for Step 2 CK Qmax?
A: Not at the present time.
Q: Can I search for the questions on the self-assessment test and review them?
A: No, the self-assessment questions are in a sequestered bank, separate from the regular Qmax item repository, and can’t be searched.
Q: Do the self-assessment questions impact my Qmax 1 dashboard or Cumulative Analysis pages?
A: Self-assessment questions are in a sequestered bank and will not impact the stats on your Qmax 1 dashboard or Cumulative Analysis page. The self-assessment has its own stats page and can be accessed when all 4 blocks in the assessment are complete.
Q: Can I review a self-assessment question if I bookmark it?
A: Bookmarked self-assessment questions are treated the same as any other bookmarked question.
Q: Can I add my self-assessment score to the predicted score section on my Cumulative Analysis page?
A: No, since this product is still in beta. However, we expect this will be available soon.
Q: Can I retake the self-assessment?
A: Self-assessments can’t be retaken.
Q: I’ve seen these questions before when I was studying Step 1 Qmax questions.
A: Several of these questions were originally pulled from the Step 1 Qmax question bank, reviewed, and added to the new self-assessment bank.
Q: What happens if I already have a test with some of these questions on it?
A: Questions aren’t removed from existing tests. However, since the questions are no longer included in the Step 1 Qmax bank, they are no longer included in the stats on your Cumulative Analysis page.