All the steps of the USMLE exam must be passed before a physician with an M.D. degree is eligible to apply for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States. U.S. osteopathic medical school graduates are permitted to take either the USMLE or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) exam for medical licensure. Students who have graduated from medical schools outside the US and Canada must pass all three steps of the USMLE to be licensed to practice in the US, regardless of the title of their degree.
Academicians at Global Advanced coaching division firmly believe that orientation of students towards clearing USMLE or FMGE Examination needs to begin right from first year of MBBS latest by 2nd year.
Majority of the Indian medical colleges are following conventional discipline based curriculum with least interdisciplinary integration. Medical educators are of the opinion that lack of integration in the traditional curriculum has resulted in poor learning outcomes and students perceive the basic science subjects as irrelevant during their clinical practice. Preclinical subjects and training form an important foundation for the patient examination and clinical reasoning skills. The major weakness of the traditional method of teaching is that the subjects are taught unconnected to other disciplines hence the students perceive them as clinically not relevant. The main aim of the students then becomes to get through the qualifying examination by rote learning which naturally fades much faster from their memories. So we at Global Advanced have introduced training program for licensing examinations for US (USMLE) and India (FMGE) to be taught from day 1 of MBBS.
The teaching of normal (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry) and then abnormal (pathology, microbiology, etc.) conditions helps students to develop logical reasoning, the skills of critical analysis and problem-solving, and the ability to make decisions.