With the exception of Step 2 CS (which is reported as Pass/Fail), USMLE results are reported on a 3-digit scale.
The current minimum passing scores are as follows:
Step 1: 188
Step 2 CK: 196
Step 3: 190
For more information about scores, view Scores Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Requesting a Transcript of USMLE Scores
To obtain your USMLE transcript or have it sent to a third party, you must contact the ECFMG, FSMB, or NBME. Which entity you contact depends on which Steps you have taken and where you want your transcript sent. Use the table below to determine which entity you should contact based on your specific details and needs.
|Step(s)/Component(s) Taken||Recipient of Transcript||Contact|
|One or more USMLE Steps||Medical licensing authority||FSMB|
|All three USMLE Steps; or Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS (if required), only when registered for or after taking Step 3||Any recipient||FSMB|
|Step 1 and/or Step 2 CK and/or CS only, registered by ECFMG||Any recipient other than a medical licensing authority||ECFMG|
|Step 1 and/or Step 2 CK and/or CS only, registered by NBME||Any recipient other than a medical licensing authority||NLES|