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Step 2 CS rescheduling fees

Posted: January 08, 2018

The rescheduling fees for the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination have changed as of January 1, 2018. If you have a scheduled testing appointment and are unable to take the exam on your scheduled test date or at your scheduled center, you may cancel your scheduled testing appointment and reschedule for a different date and/or center, subject to availability.

You may cancel and/or reschedule at any time through the end of the day before your scheduled test date. However, no canceling is allowed beginning at 12:00 AM, Eastern Time in the United States, on your scheduled test date. The date that you cancel your testing appointment will determine the amount of your rescheduling fee, as described in the list and table below. All dates and notice periods are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States.

  • If you cancel more than 14 calendar days before your scheduled test date, you will not be charged a fee when you reschedule. (no change)
  • If you cancel between 3 and 14 calendar days before your scheduled test date, you will be charged a $400 fee when you reschedule. (no change)
  • If you cancel 2 calendar days before your scheduled test date, you will be charged a $642.50 fee when you reschedule. ($17.50 increase)
  • If you cancel 1 day before your scheduled test date you will be charged a $1,285 fee when you reschedule. ($35.00 increase)
  • If you miss your scheduled testing appointment without canceling, you will be charged a $1,285 fee when you reschedule. ($35.00 increase)
Example: Step 2 CS Rescheduling Fees
Scheduled
Test Date
Cancel Date(s)
Fee
July 15
On or before June 30
No fee
July 1 – July 12
$400
July 13
$642.50
July 14
$1285

If you cancel without rescheduling or miss your scheduled testing appointment, there is no guarantee that testing appointments during your eligibility period will be available when you attempt to reschedule. If you do not reschedule within your eligibility period, you must submit a new application and exam registration fee in order to take the exam.


New practice questions and helpful information for the Step 2 CK exam available

Posted: May 21, 2018

Examinees planning to take the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) exam are encouraged to review:

Tutorial and Practice Test Items for Multiple-Choice Questions
USMLE Step 2 CK Sample Items booklet (PDF)
USMLE Step 2 CK Content Description and General Information booklet (PDF)


Scheduling Reminder for Step 2 CS

Posted: January 29, 2016
Updated: May 16, 2018

Schedules at all test centers fill up quickly. We strongly encourage examinees to complete their scheduling before May 31 of the calendar year in which they plan to test. Based on scheduling trends, if you try to schedule after August 1, you may find that there are no available testing appointments through the end of the year unless there are cancellations.

The graph below is an estimate of test appointment availability as of the date at the bottom of the graph. Please note that the graph does not indicate availability at any one location. Availability at the testing center you choose may differ.

Appointment availability changes frequently, so if you are unable to schedule an appointment during a particular time period, please continue to check the Step 2 CS scheduling website. Additional appointments may become available 60 days in advance of a test date.



More information is available in the Applying for the Test and Scheduling Your Test Date section of the Bulletin of Information.


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