In 2020, more than 100,000 medical students and residents sat for one of three USMLE Step exams as part of their journey to become practicing physicians. State medical boards use USMLE outcomes to inform licensure decisions and to help achieve their mission of ensuring safe and effective patient care. USMLE is highly reliable and relevant to patient care today. As a national standard used by state medical boards to determine licensure in the US, the program adheres to professional testing standards to provide fairness and equity to examinees, while identifying important information to medical regulators.
This BOI provides you with the information needed to complete each Step of the USMLE. Please read it carefully and regularly check the USMLE website for announcements. By using this guide and our website, you will learn what to expect from each USMLE Step.