The Comprehensive Review of USMLE (CRU)


The Composite Committee, which establishes policies for the USMLE program, initiated the Comprehensive Review of USMLE (CRU) in January 2004. This multiyear review has led to a series of modifications to test content representation, to changes in a number of existing test formats, and to developmental efforts intended to expand the types of competencies addressed by USMLE. Information on the status of changes to USMLE resulting from the CRU process is posted to this page.

Step 3

Step 2 CK

No structural changes to the Step 2 CK exam are planned prior to 2016. Read more

Step 2 CS

Enhancements to the assessment of communications skills are being piloted. If the pilots are successful, these enhancements to Step 2 CS will be introduced into the exam no earlier than 2015, and will be announced well in advance.

Step 1

No structural changes to the Step 1 exam are planned prior to 2016. Read more

Content outlines and specifications

Committee to Evaluate the USMLE Program (CEUP) Progress Summary