USMLE Quizzes & Trivia

We all want to be confident that our doctors know what they’re talking about. One way that we make sure they know their stuff is the USMLE. The United States Medical Licensing Examination is one way that the government makes sure doctors are going to be taking good care of you.
They all have to take this test after graduation medical school, or else they can’t see patients! Do you think you have what it takes to be a doctor? Can you connect a bicuspid aortic valve to a painful, swollen knee? Do you know how to identify Salmonella typhi, how to read and understand lab results, and when to use Ivermectin? If you think you know as much as your doctor, take one of our quizzes to see how you stack up!
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Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 333   |  Last updated: Apr 7, 2020
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    A 57-y/o man is brought to the emergencydepartment because of blurry vision, difficulty standing, and mental confusion. On physical examination the patient appears malnourished, he had diffuse crackles bilaterally, and on standing his gait is wide-based and unsteady. The patient’s friend, who accompanies him, says the patient “hasn’t been himself lately,” and is having difficulty remembering to do everyday tasks. Which neuropathologic findings are most consistent with this patient’s symptoms?

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 2135   |  Last updated: Nov 11, 2016
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    One of three blood culture bottles drawn from a patient with unexplained fevers reveals gram-positive cocci growing in clusters. Which of the following tests would be most useful in determining whether this organism is a part of the normal skin flora?

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 657   |  Last updated: Apr 7, 2020
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    A 28-year-old male intravenous drug user presents with a febrile illness that has lasted 2 weeks. He also complains of chills, weakness, dyspnea, cough, arthralgia, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. On examination, a heart murmur is present, and small, tender nodules are found on the finger and toe pads, along with small hemorrhages on the palms and soles. Three sets of blood cultures are obtained from different veins. While awaiting laboratory confirmation, an empiric antibiotic regimen should primarily be directed at which of the following organisms?

For those of you who love all things biology and living organisms especially anatomy and how stuff works in the human body then this is the quiz for you. If you are prepared to test your knowledge try it out.

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 173   |  Last updated: Aug 4, 2017
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    A sample of human DNA is subjected to increasing temperature until the major fraction exhibits optical density changes due to disruption of its helix (melting or denaturation). A smaller fraction is atypical in that it requires a much higher temperature for melting. This smaller, atypical fraction of DNA must contain a higher content of

This is a block of 46 questions of MCQ type with images in some questions. Choose the best answer for each question and get explanation at the end of exam when you submit. Time permitted is 1...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 346   |  Last updated: Jan 15, 2013
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    A peripheral blood smear shows normocytic, normochromic red blood cells. The other cell types are morphologically normal but reduced in number as well. Bone marrow biopsy in this patient would most likely show which of the following patterns?

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USMLE Questions & Answers

Which of the following fascia encloses the thyroid and is responsible for its movement while swallowing?
The answer to this is C. Pre-tracheal Fascia. This is located in the neck area and this envelops the thyroid gland is enveloped in this fascia. It is one of the compartments responsible for protecting the trachea, larynx, pharynx, and esophagus. Whe
What would the most appropriate therapy be? A 20-year-old female presents with a two-day history of dysuria and increased urinary frequency. She states that she was recently married and was not...
Ampicillin-the correct answer is a. the patients presentation is consistent with a simple urinary tract infection; there is a short history of dysuria, increased urinary frequency and the appearance of white blood cells and gram-negative rods in the
What could account for this new seizure activity?A 17-year-old male was placed on carbamazepine therapy by his neurologist to control newly developed seizures of unknown etiology. The patient was...
1. induction of the cytochrome p-450 monooxygenase system-1. the answer is b. both carbamazepine and macrolide antibiotics are known inducers of the cytochrome p-450 system. thus it is likely that the original therapeutic levels of antiseizure medic
What did the lesion most likely involve? A patient experiences difficulty in walking downstairs and reports some double vision as well.
The correct answer to this question is C. Cranial nerve IV is used to look down and are in the medial position. The cranial nerve IV innervates the superior oblique muscle. If this cranial nerve is damaged on one side, double vision will occur, resul