AMBOSS Qbank for Medical Exams 4+

Study for USMLE Step & Shelf


    • 4.8 • 3.8K Ratings
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The AMBOSS Qbank App for USMLE® Step, NBME® Shelf, NBOME® COMLEX-USA, ABIM, ABFM, ABP exams is the ultimate test preparation and study resource for medical students and residents. Dive into thousands of questions to enhance your knowledge and prepare for all of your exams.

The AMBOSS Qbank App will rigorously prepare you for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, Step 3, NBME Subject Board (Shelf) exams, and your clerkships, COMLEX Level 1, Level 2-CE, Level 3 and COMAT — Osteopathic principles and practice along with NEJM Knowledge+ questions for ABIM, ABFM, and ABP Board Review.

AMBOSS Qbank App works online and offline, so you can answer questions and reinforce your knowledge anytime, anywhere. It’s cross-linked with the AMBOSS Knowledge App so you can practice questions in the Qbank while simultaneously looking up relevant terms in the AMBOSS Knowledge Library.

AMBOSS Knowledge and AMBOSS Qbank Apps combine to give you one powerful exam-preparation resource.

With AMBOSS Qbank App, you can:

Stay on track: Use Study Mode to guide your learning process. The Key Info and Attending Tip are tools that will help you with challenging questions and nudge you in the right direction when needed.
Bridge any knowledge gaps: After a Qbank session, you’ll get a personal analysis and study recommendations that will show you the areas you need to focus on the most.

Perform under pressure: Test yourself with Exam-Mode and be prepared for USMLE and Shelf exam conditions.
Get more than questions: Dive into interactive image overlays and flowcharts to improve your learning, study smarter, and score higher.
Additionally, the cross-linked AMBOSS Knowledge App will give you easy access to the right information.

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What’s New

Version 1.8.0

Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

nshdbdkaicuvys ,

AMBOSS is great

I have used AMBOSS for my Step 1 studying, as well as for my shelf exams. The questions are really good, and the information database (in the ‘knowledge’ app) is even better. It’s really convenient to have more info pop-up when you tap on underlined words, and links to relevant articles within answer explanations. 10/10 would recommend.

Only change I would make is that the app doesn’t display the number of hammers (i.e. the level of difficulty) nor the percent of respondents who chose an answer choice the way it does on a browser.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for the kind review and useful feedback - we've passed it on to our developers for consideration. It is possible to create a Qbank session within the app using the Difficulty (hammer) filter to choose questions marked with a specific difficulty, but you can also view both mentioned features when using AMBOSS with a mobile web browser. We'd love to hear any more feedback that you may have at! - Ollie from the AMBOSS Team

amhammoud5 ,

Quality of experience issue

The question bank is great and I like the integration of it with the medical knowledge bank, but there are dozens of links in every answer when I'm reviewing my test and I cannot move between questions or scroll through the answer choices without hitting one accidentally. The links should be programmed to only be work when intentionally clicked, as opposed to when my finger glides over them. Amboss additionally crashes a lot, particularly when clicking these links. The links in general are not a problem and are often helpful, but this is a real quality of life issue for me as I'm using this app on my phone.
Additionally, the app verifies internet connection every time you open it whether it's on a downloaded problem set or not. It needs to verify connection and does not give up if there's a non-functional WiFi connection. This makes the app difficult to use when on a plane, for example, when you are in airplane mode but connected to limited WiFi.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you very much for this feedback. We’re really sorry about the inconvenience caused when using our mobile app. If you are using the latest iOS 13 app version, there is currently an issue affecting its performance when scrolling through questions. Our engineers are working on fixing this issue. In the meantime, increasing the font size of the app can help with the accidental tapping that redirects you to our Knowledge app. Alternatively, our new AMBOSS platform in BETA is specifically designed to perform on the mobile web browser as well. If you haven’t had the chance to check it out yet and would like to, feel free to send us a message at and we can guide you through the opt-in process. :)
Regarding the issue you mention with the verification of internet connection, it is possible to work on offline mode, by adjusting the internet settings of your mobile device. We can look into this closer and adjust your settings together. Looking forward to hearing back from you! - All the best, Elena from the AMBOSS team

JoeyCapwn ,

The Bugs!!

I’m a big fan of Amboss (already an Ambossador), but this QBank app still needs some SERIOUS work. All the big pieces are in place, but my goodness is it buggy. I just timed myself doing practice questions for exactly 5 minutes. I made it through 2 questions but unintentionally “clicked” on underlined terms 19 times, was redirected away from the question page 6 times, and had the app crash completely 12 times. I like Amboss, and I want to recommend it to my classmates, but you guys have got to get this app cleaned up.

Developer Response ,

Hey Joey, thanks a lot for taking the time to write to us. We are sorry that you are having issues with our Qbank app. Our engineering team is working on releasing a new update addressing all of the points you’ve mentioned! We hope to implement it as soon as we can, but we had some slight delays to ensure we were meeting Apple’s requirements. To minimize the accidental tapping on the Knowledge app links, you can increase the text size in the app. Once again, we apologize for these issues. Please be assured we are doing our best to fix it as soon as possible. If there is anything else you would like to add, please send a message to! (And thanks for being part of our Ambassador team!!) All the best, Jakub from the AMBOSS team.

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