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Status on Prometric testing – May 1, 2020

Posted: May 01, 2020

We are aware that several Prometric test centers are erroneously listed as open, so some examinees with confirmed slots were met with closed centers when Prometric resumed limited testing on May 1st. This has led to increased confusion during an already difficult situation for examinees. We are working to immediately find resolution to these issues. We have been and continue to be in daily contact with Prometric to represent the needs of the examinees and stakeholders to improve the safe resumption of testing and Prometric’s communication with examinees. Today our senior leaders met with Prometric to share our dissatisfaction with the current situation and the need for a clear and immediate plan. We have emphasized the impact their actions have had on this critical community and the importance of providing examinees with timely and reliable information.  

We expect capacity constraints and challenges to continue. For this reason, as previously announced, we are working hard to accelerate alternate test delivery solutions.


Comprehensive Approach to Gather Perspectives Kicks-off

Posted: July 06, 2020

To obtain stakeholder input on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) assessment and how clinical skills would be ideally assessed for licensure in the future, a wide group of medical educators, clinicians, patient advocates, examinees, and others will be contacted over the next 2 weeks to gather insights and expertise regarding performance-based clinical skills assessment.

The information collected will help identify important characteristics of a performance-based exam for national licensure.

The USMLE program is committed to providing the state medical boards with a valid, standardized measurement of clinical skills. While administration of Step 2 CS is suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak and need to social distance, the program will use the coming months to gather information for identification of the optimal approach to assess clinical skills for licensure.

The initial survey is one step in a comprehensive approach to collect feedback over the course of the months to come.

Visit USME.org/RevitalizeCS for more information and updates as the initiative progresses.


COVID-19 Update for the USMLE® Program

Posted: June 29, 2020
Updated: June 29, 2020

The USMLE program provides updates on the USMLE attempt limit policy, Step 2 Clinical Skills refunds, and testing capacity.  More Info »


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