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About Our Step 3 Courses

USMLE Step 3 preparation curriculum is based on a framework of exam-style content in a case-based format. To accommodate a variety of study needs and available study time, we offer our high-yield review led by our Kaplan’s expert faculty either live or on video.

Most states require passing scores on Step1, Step2CK and Step 2CS before taking Step3. Sixteen state borads allow IMGs to take USMLE Step3 before beginning their residency program.

Step 3 Course Elements

ALL of these Step 3 Courses include the following:

  • 2 Volumes of Lecture Notes
  • Qbook with Practice questions and test-taking strategy guide (850 questions)
  • Step 3 Review and comprehensive NEW CCS Review and Strategy (200 questions)
  • 5 subject-based assessment tests with explanations (250 questions)

What's new to Step 3?

  • Three volumes of Lecture Notes (instead of two):
    • Internal Medicine and Neurology
    • Gynecology/Obstetrics, Surgery, and Psychiatry/Ethics
    • Pediatrics
  • High-yield color image section for Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and X-rays
  • Foundations for Step 3 with additional review notes for each specialty
  • Over 3,660 dynamic slides developed to compliment content presented by our expert faculty
  • Over 500 questions updated, rewritten, and improved
  • Over 58 hours of new video lecture
  • All video re-filmed in high definition and stored on media servers rather than DVDs
  • Thirty cluster questions and twenty multimedia questions added

USMLE Step 3 Courses options


Step 3 Live prep plus In Center prep (combination)
Standard Tuition Price:$3,009
Course Length:3 months
Course Features: Live Lectures + In Center Prep ( in center video-based training) + Qbank
Step 3 Live prep plus On Demand prep (combination)
Standard Tuition Price:$1,838
Course Length:3 months
Course Features: Live Lectures + On Demand Prep ( online video-based training) + Qbank
Step 3 Live Online prep plus In Center prep (combination)
Standard Tuition Price:$2,869
Course Length:3 months
Course Features: Live Online Lectures + In Center Prep ( in center video-based training) + Qbank
Step 3 Live Online prep plus On Demand prep (combination)
Standard Tuition Price:$1,299
Course Length:3 months
Course Features: Live Online Lectures + On Demand Prep ( online video-based training) + Qbank

Live Lectures

12-day program of more than 96 hours of high-yield interactive live lectures presented by our expert faculty.

These lectures offer a dynamic, interactive learning envi­ronment with our expert faculty members giving you the most relevant content and insight into the Step 3 exam. including CCS strategic review. In addition to over 96 hours of high-yield lectures, you’ll benefit from interaction with faculty and peers Live lecture courses are currently offered in seven cities across the united States.

Step 3 Live Lectures

12 days

Center Courses

If you are unable to travel to one of our live lecture sites, we offer center-based courses at over 150 Centers in North America. You’ll receive access to over 58 hours of video lectures allowing you the flexibility to review the material at your own pace and the ability to focus on areas in which you may need more review. CCS strategy review is included as well as Diagnostic test of 150 questions with performance analysis and Study Plan.
A complete set of lecture notes and Qbook with 850 practice questions with explanations.

Step 3 Center Prep Courses

3 months

Step 3 LivePrep
Standard Tuition Price:$1,499
Course Length:12 days/96 hours lectures
Course Features:Live Lectures

Step 3 In Center Prep
Standard Tuition Price:$2,799
Course Length:3 months
Course Features:In Center Prep ( center video-based training )
Step 3 On Demand Prep
Standard Tuition Price:$799
Course Length:3 months
Course Features:On Demand Prep ( online video-based training )

We recommend: Combine Live prep with In Center /or On Demand prep!

Get the most value and the best price when enroll in
combination of Step 3 Live and In Center/or On Demand options. You will get 3 months access to a Kaplan Center inclusive of Live lectures and Qbank Plus or online access to recorded video lectures in case of On Demand prep option.