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Fully Comprehensive Step 1 Prep

Attend live lectures with ongoing content review, to ensure you are completely prepared ahead of test day.

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What's included in your live course?

270+ Hours of Live Lectures

Attend 7 weeks of dynamic lectures taught by our master U.S. faculty, with flexible schedule options.

Latest & Comprehensive Content

Acclaimed lecturers provide up-to-date information about the most commonly tested and most difficult USMLE subject areas.

Med Advising

Access to group study, advising, and residency application planning throughout the duration of your enrollment.

Networking Opportunity

Take advantage of this great opportunity, as you will meet many U.S. Doctors as well as fellow USMLE test takers!

Lecture Notes

Our Step 1 Lecture Notes include all that you need to know for the Step 1 exam and follow along with the lectures, so you will be able to take additional notes throughout the course. You'll get 7 updated volumes in print and ebook format, packed with easy-to-understand color images and tables.

What's Included in Your Online Features?

4 months' Online Access

Get online access to unparalleled materials to study, practice and simulate.

Diagnostic Test

Evaluate your areas of strength and opportunity with 150 exam-like questions.


2,600 exam-like questions to warm up or practice post-test.

2 Simulated Exams

Test your skills and progress with full-length exams, complete with answers and full explanations.

On Demand Video Lectures

Access over 220 hours of video content with accompanying quiz questions.

QBank Access

Create customized quizzes, with 3,300+ realistic questions and complete explanations.

Enhance Your Live Prep!

Make the most of your live prep experience by selecting the Live + In Center option.

Weekly Advancement Workshops and Critical Thinking Sessions - Personal Medical Advising - Individual Study Plan - Study lab access with staff support

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If you require visa assistance to attend the course, please allow at least 2 months for the application process.

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Live + In Center

Prepare for the USMLE at a Kaplan Medical Center

Add access to a Kaplan Center to your live prep to benefit from additional staff support and planning sessions. It's not just about giving you the skills to pass the test, but providing a support system and guidance to help you with your career.

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Personal Medical Advising

Before your course, you’ll meet your medical advisor. Together, you’ll create a customized study schedule, plan your applications, and assess your readiness for the USMLE exams.

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Access to study in Kaplan center testing labs

Make use of our fast wifi, quiet study labs with chrome boxes, and full staff support. Build relationships with students in your cohort, form study groups, and stay on track with your prep.

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Weekly interactive sessions

Advancement Workshops are one-hour discussion-based sessions focused on managing study plans and the licensure process. Critical Thinking Sessions are two-hour small group-based interactive and engaging sessions with a focus on problem-solving and critical thinking.

Multiple Combinations available

Step 1 Prep – Live + In Center consists of 7 weeks of Live lectures and 4 months of In Center access by default. We do offer other combinations, such as additional months of lectures and/or In-Center access, or the In-Center option without live classes. To find out more please contact us at +44 (0)20 7930 3130 or


Visa Requirements

Visa Requirements

If you are coming from outside of the US, Kaplan can provide the relevant documentation needed to apply for US Study Visa upon payment.

Kaplan only issues one I-20 visa for each Step, so you will not be able to study the same Step with Kaplan on an I-20 again. If you need extended time to study in the US you must add In Center Prep onto your course.

To apply for a study visa, we will require the following documentation:

  • Proof of financial eligibility or signed letter of support

  • Proof of English proficiency

  • Proof of scholastic preparation (transcript or diploma from college or university)

  • Copy of valid passport


Require visa assistance? Please allow at least 2-3 months for the application process.

Have any questions about which course to attend, or whether you need visa assistance? Please contact us at +44 (0)20 7930 3130 or