You can find answers to some of our frequently asked questions below.

Do I have to pay for access to Thieme | Area9 USMLE® Step 1?

Not yet!

We are committed to creating the most intuitive and effective exam preparation tool for medical students. In return for your feedback, we are offering free access to our adaptive USMLE® Step 1 product for a limited time.

What is adaptive learning?

Adaptive learning is a personalized educational method that uses artificial intelligence to actively identify and address the unique needs of each individual. Contrary to traditional, “one-size-fits-all” eLearning courses, adaptive learning experiences evolve with you for optimal results.

What are the benefits of adaptive learning with Thieme | Area9?

Thieme | Area9 products evolve continuously from the moment you sign in. By actively identifying and addressing your areas of greatest need, Thieme | Area9’s adaptive algorithm can increase studying efficiency and decrease the amount of time to proficiency.

Learn more about Thieme | Area9 adaptivity here.

Where does the Thieme | Area9 medical content come from?

All Thieme | Area9 content is written by subject matter experts who are practicing physicians, professors, or researchers. A team of medical students works with our editorial staff to review all content for clarity, medical accuracy, and a standardized structure.

We are continuously improving and expanding our content library, and all updates are included with your purchase free of charge.

How can I access Thieme | Area9 products?

Thieme | Area9 products are cloud-based and accessible from any Internet browser on desktop or mobile devices.

For our exam preparation products, we recommend using Google Chrome on a desktop to mimic the Test Day experience.