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Midwest Regional Testing Center

Posted: May 21, 2020

Earlier this week, we announced that the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine will serve as limited regional testing centers using Prometric equipment. Administrations of Step 1 and Step 2 CK are scheduled to begin at these sites on May 27, 2020.

A third regional testing center will be Indiana University School of Medicine. Administrations of Step 1 and Step 2 CK are scheduled to begin at this site on June 1, 2020. The site will have 50 available test administrations each day. At this time, this regional testing center will only serve students from a Midwest consortium of schools:

  • Indiana University School of Medicine (host school)
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ohio State College of Medicine
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Students from these schools should wait to hear from their medical school Dean’s Office (Student Affairs) before taking any action to schedule or cancel a Prometric test center appointment. The institutions’ Dean’s Offices, in collaboration with Prometric and the USMLE program, will schedule eligible students for USMLE testing.

Regional testing centers are being set up in different geographical areas across the U.S. We will be announcing more centers soon.

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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