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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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    Step 1 – Delay in score reporting
    Posted: January 25, 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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  • Moving forward: The Step 1 P/F score reporting policy change and revitalization of Step 2 Clinical Skills examination
    Posted: November 02, 2020
    Updated: December 28, 2020

    The USMLE® program recognizes that the upcoming score reporting change for Step 1 (pass/fail) and the suspension of the Step 2 Clinical Skills examination have created new questions for medical students, faculty, and state board members. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work diligently on these two important issues.  As work progresses, we are committed to providing monthly updates on these and ...

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    Resources To Find Information for Testing Appointments
    Posted: December 16, 2020
    Updated: December 16, 2020

    As the season for inclement weather approaches in parts of the United States and COVID-19 cases increase globally, the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program would like to remind examinees where to find information about the status of test centers and their testing appointments.

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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.

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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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    New practice materials and helpful information for Step 1 and Step 2 CK exams now available
    Posted: August 13, 2020
    Updated practice materials are available for examinees planning to take the Step 1 exam on or after October 20, 2020 and for examinees planning to take Step 2 CK on or after November 11, 2020.

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