about USMLEWorld

System Requirements


Desktop & Laptop Computers

To utilize our services and all of its unique features fully, your computer must

  • have English as the default display and input language,
  • have Microsoft Windows XP or higher (Vista, 7, 8 etc. excluding Windows RT) or Macintosh OS X 10.6.x or higher (10.7.x, 10.8.x or 10.9.x) with administrator privileges,
  • use Pentium III 800MHz or faster (Pentium IV 1.5 GHz or higher preferred) processor for Windows and G4 700 MHz or faster (1.2 GHz or higher preferred) processor for Macintosh,
  • have a minimum of 512 MB of RAM (1 GB or higher preferred),
  • latest Java Runtime Environment for Windows (available here) and version 1.6 or higher for Macintosh installed or have necessary administrative rights to install it,
  • have stable and reliable Internet service via 56k dial-up or faster (high-speed connection preferred),
  • use Internet Explorer v7.0 or higher or Firefox v12.0 or higher for Windows and Safari v4.0 or higher for Macintosh (browser must have Javascript and cookies enabled),
  • have Adobe® Flash® Player, 11.0 or higher installed (available at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/)
  • have Apple® QuickTime®, 7.0 or higher installed (available at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/)
  • have a screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher pixels.

Please be advised that these are the bare minimum requirements for our software to properly function. The presence of a personal security software, such as AVG, Norton, ZoneAlarm, McAfee, Little Snitch etc. or network firewall (setup by school, work, hospital, library, or public Wi-Fi administrator), proxy server (setup by school, work, hospital, library, public, or Wi-Fi administrator), VPN, cookie and cache management products may adversely affect your experience.

We do not support any other browsers like Netscape, AOL, Opera, etc. or virtualization applications or any other operating system environments like Unix, Linux, etc. Trying to log-in from unsupported browsers, non supported computers, accessing the contents of courses by disabling scripting Internet options is a violation of the terms and conditions.

Mobile Devices (Android or iOS based) - Qbanks Only

Access to Qbanks via mobile devices is provided as an additional feature, but it is not intended to be a replacement for computer access. To utilize our Qbank software via a supported mobile device (Android phone/tablet, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch), your device must have

  • Android Devices (Phones/Tablets) or Amazon Kindle Fire
    • Android version 2.3.3 or higher
    • at least 5 MB (maximum) of free storage space to install the app
    • a stable and reliable internet connection while in use (Wi-Fi is highly recommended)
    • Account to download this free app from respective app market place (Google Play, Amazon Appstore)
  • iOS Devices (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch)
    • iOS version 4.3 or higher
    • at least 20 MB (maximum) of free storage space to install the app
    • a stable and reliable internet connection while in use (Wi-Fi is highly recommended)
    • For iOS versions < 6.0: Location Services turned On for the app (under Settings section on the home screen)
    • For iOS versions 6.0 or later: Access to Photos turned On for the app (Under Settings -> Privacy -> Photos section on the home screen)
    • Appstore account to download this free app

    Note: Our app needs access to "Photos" as all screen captures go to Photos section automatically. We respect the privacy of our users and DO NOT access your private pictures or related data at any time. Under no circumstances are any pictures transmitted or sent to our servers. We monitor "Photos" section exclusively for screen captures related to our content only.

Other devices like HP TouchPad (designed for Web OS), Blackberry Playbook (Playbook OS) etc. which can run custom Android ROMs are not supported. Please be advised that these are the bare minimum requirements for the app to function properly. The presence of a network firewall (set up by school, work, hospital, library, or public Wi-Fi administrator) and/or access via a proxy server, unreliable internet access point may adversely affect your experience with the app.