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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.


Update on Temporary Expansion of USMLE Testing at Medical Schools

Posted: September 15, 2020
Updated: September 15, 2020

On Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) was administered at 51 medical schools. This event was the final planned administration for the temporary expansion of USMLE testing at medical schools. More Info »


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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