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Response options in practice sessions – method for striking out

Posted: March 08, 2019
Updated: July 23, 2020

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.

Examinees who take practice exams at Prometric centers may find that the method for striking out response options in the practice session is slightly different from the method they will use in the actual exam.

If you take a practice exam at a Prometric center, you may see a strikeout feature that functions this way:

To strikeout a response option:

  1. Click anywhere in the option text.
  2. To remove the strikeout, click anywhere in the option text.

When you take an actual exam or use the free practice material on usmle.org, the strikeout feature will function this way:

To strikeout a response option:

  1. Click and drag over the option text.
  2. To remove the strikeout, click anywhere in the option text.


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 The updated materials reflect the previously announced Step 1 and Step 2 CK content distribution changes.

Read the full story here.


Step 3 Eligibility Requirements During the Step 2 Clinical Skills Suspension

Posted: August 06, 2020
Updated: August 06, 2020

The USMLE program remains committed to mitigating disruptions in the path to medical licensure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. More Info »


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