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USMLE Score Reporting Policy Updates

Posted: July 16, 2020

The following announcements provide details on new score reporting policies set by the USMLE Composite Committee for the Step 1 examination and the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination. As a medical licensing examination, the USMLE program has a responsibility to produce transcripts that report a complete exam history for each examinee.The following announcements provide details on new score reporting policies set by the USMLE Composite Committee for the Step 1 examination and the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination.

USMLE Step 1 Examination


Step 1 results will be reported as Pass/Fail no earlier than January 1, 2022. All scores for Step 1 exams taken prior to the date of the policy change will continue to be reported using the three-digit numeric score on all USMLE transcripts. The USMLE program does not retroactively alter transcripts.

USMLE Step 2 CS Examination

Step 2 CS was suspended in March 2020. All Step 2 CS results from exam administrations prior to the suspension will be reported on USMLE transcripts. Due to the Step 2 CS suspension, a significant number of individuals applying for residency in the 2020-2021 cycle will not have a Step 2 CS result or an opportunity to retest after a Step 2 CS failure. Information on the timing of this suspension will be clearly communicated to residency programs through ERAS. While Step 2 CS is suspended, the ECFMG has posted requirements for Certification for the 2021 residency Match, available here.


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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