Examination Performance Data

Every year, the NBME publishes performance data for each of the exams. You can view excerpts of performance data here.

Scoring

With the exception of Step 2 CS (which is reported as Pass/Fail), USMLE results are reported on a 3-digit scale.

The current minimum passing scores are as follows:

Step 1: 192
Step 2 CK: 203
Step 3: 190

For more information about scores, view Scores Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Requesting a Transcript of USMLE Scores

To obtain your USMLE transcript or have it sent to a third party, you must contact the ECFMG, FSMB, or NBME. Which entity you contact depends on which Steps you have taken and where you want your transcript sent. Use the table below to determine which entity you should contact based on your specific details and needs.

Contact Information for Transcripts
Step(s)/Component(s) Taken Recipient of Transcript Contact
One or more USMLE Steps Medical licensing authority FSMB
All three USMLE Steps; or Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS (if required), only when registered for or after taking Step 3 Any recipient FSMB
Step 1 and/or Step 2 CK and/or CS only, registered by ECFMG Any recipient other than a medical licensing authority ECFMG
Step 1 and/or Step 2 CK and/or CS only, registered by NBME Any recipient other than a medical licensing authority NLES

Bulletin: Official Transcripts