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    • Is my test center open?
      Posted: January 13, 2016
      Updated: September 18, 2019

       For updates on the impact of weather or other conditions on USMLE administrations, please go to the Prometric website (for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3) and the CSEC website (for Step 2 CS).
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      Step 1 and Step 2 CK – score delays in 2020
      Posted: September 04, 2019
      Most Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores are reported within four 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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    • Review of USMLE Step 3 minimum passing performance
      Posted: September 03, 2019
      The USMLE Management Committee is scheduled to review the minimum passing score for the USMLE Step 3 examination at its meeting on December 4-5, 2019. The Management Committee includes physicians drawn from medical education and licensing as well as members of the public.


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      Step 2 CK – Delay in score reporting
      Posted: March 06, 2019
      Updated: August 09, 2019

      Most score reporting of Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test beginning the week of June 23, 2019.
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    • Step 1 – Delay in score reporting
      Posted: January 18, 2019
      Updated: June 12, 2019

      Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test beginning the week of May 5, 2019.


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      USMLE scoring: An ongoing conversation
      Posted: May 02, 2019
      At the March 2019 Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS), stakeholders from organizations within the house of medicine discussed USMLE’s score reporting, both its primary use for licensure as well as secondary uses in undergraduate and graduate medical education. Read the latest update about the InCUS experience and timeline.

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    • New videos: “Your USMLE Journey to Medical Licensure in the U.S.” and “Who is USMLE?”
      Posted: April 19, 2019
      Two new videos about the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program are now available for students, examinees, medical school faculty, and others.


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      2020 schedule for reporting Step 2 CS results is available
      Posted: April 04, 2019
      The 2020 schedule provides guidelines regarding when a result for a Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam date will be reported. Click here to view the schedule.


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    • USMLE listens: students and residents offer feedback
      Posted: March 27, 2019
      To deepen its awareness of student and resident perspectives, United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) program staff hosted the Medical Student and Resident Advisory Panel in February 2019. The panel, which meets twice a year, is designed to:
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      Response options in practice sessions – method for striking out
      Posted: March 08, 2019
      Examinees can prepare for the Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 3 exams by using the free practice materials available here. They may also, for a fee, sign up for a practice session at a Prometric center.

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    • New score report format – USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK examinations
      Posted: January 16, 2019
      A redesigned version of the USMLE Step 3 examination score was implemented for examinees testing on or after October 1, 2018. The new format is now being implemented for the Step 1 and Step 2 CK examinations. Examinees taking Step 1 and Step 2 CK on or after January 15, 2019 will receive the new score report.


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      Final diagnosis screen removed from Step 3 CCS cases
      Posted: December 10, 2018
      Updated: January 11, 2019

      Step 3 examinees will no longer be asked to enter information regarding a final diagnosis before ending a computer-based case simulation (CCS) case. Most examinees who test on or after January 1, 2019 will not see the final diagnosis screen at the end of a CCS case. Although the transition will occur quickly at many test centers, there may be some locations where the changes take slightly longer to complete. The overall transition period will likely last approximately 6 weeks.

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