About the Exam

The United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. (FSMB), and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).

The USMLE is a serious challenge, but with proper planning and preparation, you can succeed. Here, you can find the requirements to sit for the exam, learn more about the exam structure, and discover the content areas tested.

USMLE Events

Our experts know what it takes to achieve USMLE success—and match to a residency in your desired specialty and location. Here you can register for Becker’s free events, where you can sample our best-in-class curriculum and faculty, plus get exam insight and content review to help you score high.

Residency Information

As you approach your final year of medical school, you must make important decisions about residency—your specialized training following graduation. Here you can learn more about securing residency in the U.S., including requirements, processes and helpful tips and resources.