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Step 3 – delay in score reporting in 2019

Posted: September 27, 2018

If you need to receive Step 3 scores before March 27, 2019 it is recommended that you take the exam no later than December 31, 2018.

Most Step 3 scores are reported within 4 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 in early 2019. The target date for reporting Step 3 scores for examinees testing in January and February 2019 is Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

No USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, or Step 3 examinations will be administered January 1-14, 2019.


New score report format – USMLE Step 3 examination

Posted: October 03, 2018

The USMLE Step 3 examination score report has been redesigned to reflect both advances in the underlying science of assessment and changes to the USMLE program over time.  Examinees testing on or after October 1, 2018 will receive score reports in the new format.

The redesigned report features a chart showing an examinee’s performance compared with recent first-time takers from US and Canadian medical schools, the examinee’s performance in individual content areas relative to their overall Step 3 performance, and information about the allocation of items across each content area.

You can view the new score report here [Understanding Your Step 3 Score Report]. Click on the comment boxes for explanatory/informational text. FAQs about the score report are also available.

The USMLE program solicited feedback on the new design from a number of stakeholders, including examinees, medical school faculty, and residency program directors.

The new examinee score report format will be implemented for Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) examinations in early 2019. A new score report format for the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination is under development.

Questions or comments? Please send here.


Step 1 and Step 2 CK – score delays in 2019

Posted: September 28, 2018

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

  • Step 1 examinees testing early May through early July 2019 - more specific information will be posted January 2019
  • Step 2 CK examinees testing late June through late August 2019 - more specific information will be posted March 2019

Why is this important to know?
If you need to receive a score before a certain date, plan to take that exam before the projected score delay windows to avoid missing deadlines.


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