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July 2016 Hotel Availability for USMLE Step 2 CS Examinees Testing in Philadelphia

Posted: January 25, 2016

Due to the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July 25--July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, hotel availability will be limited and rates may be higher than usual.  Examinees planning to take the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam in Philadelphia in late July should note that while the Philadelphia Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) test centers will remain open, it may be difficult and/or more expensive to obtain a hotel room during this time.


Scheduling Reminder for Step 2 CS

Posted: January 29, 2016
Updated: December 02, 2016

Schedules at all test centers fill up quickly. We strongly encourage examinees to complete their scheduling before May 31 of the calendar year in which they plan to test. Testing appointments are typically completely filled at least three to four months in advance. If you try to schedule after August 1, you may find that there are no available testing appointments through the end of the year unless there are cancellations.

The graph below indicates test appointment availability for the next six months. Please note that the graph does not indicate availability at any one location. Availability at the testing center you choose may differ.

 

More information is available in the Applying for the Test and Scheduling Your Test Date section of the Bulletin of Information.


Updated practice and informational materials for Step 3 available

Posted: November 30, 2016

Updated practice and informational materials for the Step 3 examination have been posted to the USMLE website. These materials reflect new features described in a previous announcement.

Examinees who plan to take a Step 3 examination on or after January 16, 2017 should read the materials and practice with the updated sample items and cases. The materials include:

  • Downloadable practice test materials, with tutorials
  • Feedback for Step 3 CCS practice cases
  • USMLE Step 3 Sample Items booklet (PDF)  - the updated version will be available December 2, 2016
  • USMLE Step 3 Content Description and General Information booklet (PDF) - the updated version will be available December 2, 2016


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