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  • USMLE Step 1 Transition to Pass/Fail Only Score Reporting Begins With Exams Taken on or after Jan. 26, 2022
    Posted: September 15, 2021
    USMLE Step 1 score reporting will transition from a numeric score and pass/fail outcome to pass/fail only for exams taken on or after January 26, 2022. The USMLE program views this change as an important first step toward facilitating broader, system-wide changes to improve the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education.

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    Step 3 – scheduled delay in score reporting
    Posted: September 01, 2021

    If you need to receive Step 3 scores before March 16, 2022 it is recommended that you take the exam no later than December 31, 2021
    Most Step 3 scores are reported within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary annual modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test in early 2022. ...

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  • New USMLE app for reporting potential exam security violations
    Posted: August 30, 2021
    USMLE exam security helps promote a testing environment where no examinee has an unfair advantage. It also helps to control increases in exam fees by minimizing the number of items removed from USMLE due to potential exposure. Our security program's goal is to protect the integrity of USMLE, which aims to ensure safe and effective patient care.

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    USMLE policy updates following Step 2 CS discontinuation
    Posted: July 21, 2021

    Step 3 Eligibility Requirements Reinstated; New Information Added to USMLE Transcripts; Attempt Limits Set at Four

    The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Composite Committee, the governing body of USMLE comprised of medical educators, regulators, and members of the public, recently met to determine how the

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  • Step 2 CK – Delay in score reporting
    Posted: July 19, 2021

    Most Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores are reported within 3-4 weeks of testing. However, because of necessary annual modifications to the test item pools, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test beginning on or after the week of June 28, 2021
    If you need to receive Step 2 CK scores before August 25, 2021, the USMLE p...

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    USMLE Step 1 updates on score reporting and standard setting
    Posted: June 29, 2021
    Two United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 changes may coincide in early 2022. First, Step 1 score reporting will transition to pass/fail only for administrations on or after January 26, 2022. Second, as part of best practices for licensing and certification examinations, the USMLE program reviews the minimum passing score of each Step exam every three to four years. The standard ...

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  • Step 1 pass/fail score reporting implementation date
    Posted: April 20, 2021

    United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 score reporting will transition to pass/fail outcomes only for administrations on or after January 26, 2022.

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    Work to relaunch USMLE Step 2 CS discontinued
    Posted: January 26, 2021
    The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and NBME, co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®), are today announcing the discontinuation of work to relaunch a modified Step 2 Clinical Skills examination (Step 2 CS). 

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