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  • Step 3 – delay in score reporting
    Posted: October 21, 2020
    If you need to receive your Step 3 score before March 17, 2021 it is recommended that you take the exam no later than December 31, 2020

    Necessary annual modifications to the test item pool will result in a delay in reporting Step 3 scores for examinees who test in early 2021. The target date for reporting scores for most examinees testing in January...

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    Step 1 and Step 2 CK – score delays in 2021
    Posted: October 07, 2020
    Most Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores are reported within 3-4 weeks of testing. However, because of necessary annual modifications to the test item pools, delays occur for examinees who test at certain times of the year.

    Please be aware that examinees testing during the following dates may experience delays in score reporting:

  • Update on Temporary Expansion of USMLE Testing at Medical Schools
    Posted: September 15, 2020
    Updated: September 15, 2020

    United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) was administered at 51 medical schools. This event was the final planned administration for the temporary expansion of USMLE testing at medical schools.

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    Temporary USMLE® Step 3 Eligibility Requirements Are in Effect
    Posted: September 03, 2020
    Updated: September 03, 2020

    The temporary eligibility requirements, applicable to examinees who have not yet passed the Step 2 CS, are in effect within the Step 3 registration system starting Sept. 3, 2020 at 1 p.m. U.S. Central Time.

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  • USMLE Completes Third Testing Event with Medical School Support
    Posted: August 31, 2020
    Updated: August 31, 2020

    On Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) was administered at 63 medical schools across the United States. So far, last week’s event involved the largest number of participating schools for this alternate delivery method of USMLE. 

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    USMLE Completes Second Testing Event with Medical School Support
    Posted: August 17, 2020
    On Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 was administered for a second time at 38 medical schools across the United States to create additional testing opportunities for examinees. Many examinees have had test dates delayed due to state and local stay-at-home orders and...

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