USMLE Step 1


Passage of US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step1 is a graduation requirement.

USMLE Step 1Guidelines are as follows:

  • All students must complete examination by the end of March of your second year
    • Students who fail Step 1 must retake the exam within the 90-day test window
    • Second retake - Must be accomplished by one year after initial Examination
  • All students must pass the examination as a requirement for progression into the senior year.

Study Aids

The students use a variety of study aids to prepare themselves to take the USMLE Step 1 exam. Please read the study comments, available on the right, to read about some of the study aids medical students have found useful in the past.

USMLE Step 1 Most Useful Study Aids

First time failure of the examination will result in an automatic review of the failing student's academic performance, extenuating circumstances, and step 1 score by the appropriate Associate Dean or Assistant Dean with a resulting recommendation to the Student Evaluation Committee for action (e.g. removal of the student from junior year clerkships and/or required remediation in a board review course).

Remediation of the second failure - the student will be placed on a leave of absence. Repeat examination must be taken based on the guidelines above. Students will be allowed to audit appropriate first and second-year blocks and participate in board reviews (if scheduled) in accordance with standard policies.

Failure of the examination on three occasions will result in termination of enrollment.

Approved by General Faculty - March 15, 1995
Modified by Curriculum Committee - October 15, 1998
Modified by the Office of Medical Education - September 14, 2018


To schedule your exam, you will need to have the USMLE permit number prior to contacting Prometric.  The Omaha office will only schedule online.  Please keep in mind that you are not required to take the exam in Omaha.  Other locations may have times available that are more convenient.