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  • USMLE policy updates following Step 2 CS discontinuation
    Posted: July 21, 2021

    Step 3 Eligibility Requirements Reinstated; New Information Added to USMLE Transcripts; Attempt Limits Set at Four

    The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Composite Committee, the governing body of USMLE comprised of medical educators, regulators, and members of the public, recently met to determine how the

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    Step 2 CK – Delay in score reporting
    Posted: July 19, 2021

    Most 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, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test beginning on or after the week of June 28, 2021
    If you need to receive Step 2 CK scores before August 25, 2021, the USMLE p...

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  • USMLE Step 1 updates on score reporting and standard setting
    Posted: June 29, 2021
    Two United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 changes may coincide in early 2022. First, Step 1 score reporting will transition to pass/fail only for administrations on or after January 26, 2022. Second, as part of best practices for licensing and certification examinations, the USMLE program reviews the minimum passing score of each Step exam every three to four years. The standard ...

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    Step 1 – delay in score reporting
    Posted: January 25, 2021
    Updated: June 07, 2021

    Most Step 1 scores are reported within 3-4 weeks of testing. However, because of necessary annual modifications to the test item pools, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test beginning on or after the week of May 3, 2021

    If you need to receive Step 1 scores before July 7, 2021, the USMLE program ...

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  • Reminder: USMLE attempt limit changing soon
    Posted: May 27, 2021

    To protect the integrity of USMLE and more closely match the USMLE attempt limits imposed by state medical boards in the majority of states, effective July 1, 2021, the USMLE attempt limit policy will change, as previously announced. The change will reduce an examinee’s total number of allowable attempts from six (6) attem...

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    Step 1 pass/fail score reporting implementation date
    Posted: April 20, 2021

    United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 score reporting will transition to pass/fail outcomes only for administrations on or after January 26, 2022.

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  • Fee waiver for eligibility period extensions ends April 1, 2021
    Posted: March 04, 2021
    The sponsors of the USMLE program (Federation of State Medical Boards and NBME) waived fees for eligibility period extensions and testing region changes in March 2020, in response to concerns about COVID-19. In May 2020, the USMLE program further extended USMLE eligibility periods through June 30, 2021.

    Beginning April 1, 2021, the temporary fee waiver for extensions to eligibili...

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    Work to relaunch USMLE Step 2 CS discontinued
    Posted: January 26, 2021
    The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and NBME, co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®), are today announcing the discontinuation of work to relaunch a modified Step 2 Clinical Skills examination (Step 2 CS). 

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