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Posted: June 21, 2012
Beginning July 1, 2012, there will be changes in the retention period for biometric information obtained as part of the standard test day procedures for computer-based Step examinations at many Prometric test centers. The changes will allow such information to be stored across USMLE Step exams.
The Biometric Enabled Check-in Program is designed to improve the security and integrity of the testing process. For more detailed information about the Biometric Enabled Check-in Program, including the Privacy Notice for USMLE Candidates, see Biometric Enabled Check-in Frequently Asked Questions.
Posted: April 07, 2015
The 2016 schedule provides examinees, and others who rely on Step 2 CS results, with guidelines regarding when a result will be reported for a given exam date. Click here to view the schedule.
Posted: April 06, 2015
An expanded version of the USMLE Content Outline, which provides a common organization of content across all USMLE examinations, is now available.
The expanded version provides additional detail about subcategories of the 18 sections of the content outline. It is important to note that the USMLE Content Outline is not intended as a curriculum development or study guide. It provides a flexible organization of content for test construction that can readily accommodate new topics, emerging content domains, and shifts in emphasis. The categorizations and content coverage are subject to change.
While the USMLE Content Outline is common to all exams, each exam continues to have its own test specifications. Each exam emphasizes certain parts of the outline, and no single examination will include questions on all topics in the outline.
Additional information about the organization of the USMLE examinations is provided in the USMLE Physician Tasks/Competencies, a publication that provides a common organization of competencies and tasks assessed in USMLE examinations. Also, information concerning content specifications for each Step examination is available:
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