Announcements

    • Phased Approach to Expand USMLE Testing: Event-Based Testing Update
      Posted: June 04, 2020
      As previously announced, the USMLE program is implementing a multi-phased approach to expand USMLE testing capacity.

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      Southwest Regional Testing Center
      Posted: June 03, 2020
      The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix will be a regional testing center where administrations of Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) are anticipated to begin later this month.

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    • California and Texas Regional Testing Centers
      Posted: May 28, 2020
      Last week, we announced three regional testing centers at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine, and the Indiana University School of Medicine.  

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      USMLE Suspending Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination
      Posted: May 26, 2020
      Over the course of the last three months, the USMLE program has considered several options for resuming Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing. This exploration was informed by years of ongoing work charting the future of clinical skills assessment for licensure, including considerations of telehealth (as announced on May 8th). Since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, we have accelerated these efforts. Due to the complexity of technical...

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    • Midwest Regional Testing Center
      Posted: May 21, 2020
      Earlier this week, we announced that the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine will serve as limited regional testing centers using Prometric equipment. Administrations of Step 1 and Step 2 CK are scheduled to begin at these sites on May 27, 2020.

      A third regional testing center will be Indiana University School of Medicine. Admin...

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      Regional and Event-Based Testing Update
      Posted: May 20, 2020
      This update provides more information about our phased approach to expand USMLE testing capacity.

      We know there are many questions surrounding the resumption of Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing. We are exploring the feasibility of several options and potential examination formats. We will be making a more definitive announcement about Step 2 CS within the next 7-10 days, which will address many of the questions we have be...

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    We appreciate the feedback we received regarding exam length in the event-based testing update that was posted June 4th on the USMLE COVID-19 Resource Center. Based on that feedback, we are reevaluating our plans and will share more information early next week. The USMLE program is committed to ensuring equity for all examinees.

    New COVID-19 Resource Center

    The new COVID-19 Resource Center provides all of the latest USMLE information and updates in one place.

    Suspending Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination

    To learn more about the recent decision to suspend test administration of the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam for 12-18 months, listen to a podcast featuring Dave Johnson, Chief Assessment Officer for the Federation of State Medical Boards, Dr. Michael Barone, Vice President for Licensure Programs at NBME, and Dr. Christopher Feddock, Executive Director of CSEC. They provide insight into the decision making process, alternative delivery options that were explored, and next steps for the USMLE program to consider.

    Webinar Available on COVID-19 Updates for USMLE and NBME® Programs

    A recording of a May 19 discussion with the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), USMLE, and NBME is available below for viewing. The discussion focused on COVID-19 updates, resumption plans, and academic programs (e.g., Subject Exams, Self-Assessments).

    USMLE Policy Changes Announced

    Change to pass/fail score reporting for Step 1

    Change to USMLE attempt limit

    Exam prerequisite for Step 2 Clinical Skills

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