Changes to USMLE Score Reporting in 2022


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Update February 12, 2020: The USMLE program will transition from reporting a Step 1 three-digit numeric score to reporting only a pass/fail outcome. A numeric score will continue to be reported for Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Step 3. This policy will take effect no earlier than January 1, 2022 with further details forthcoming later this year.

In taking this action, the USMLE co-sponsors—Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and National Board of Medical Examiners®(NBME®)—considered the broad range of input derived from the Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS), the subsequent InCUS report and preliminary recommendations, and the extensive feedback and national conversation that preceded and followed the conference. Read more