The Bulletin includes information on all aspects of USMLE, such as eligibility requirements, scheduling test dates, testing, and score reporting. You must review and become familiar with the Bulletin before completing your application for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, or Step 3.

2021 Bulletin

  • Quick Facts
    Obtain quick information about the USMLE policies and procedures. While this section has been provided for your convenience, please keep in mind that you must become familiar with this Bulletin in its entirety.
  • Overview
    Learn about the USMLE, its purpose, ownership and copyright information, and testing formats.
  • Eligibility for the USMLE Examinations
    Find important information about the eligibility requirements for each exam, what to do about a change in your eligibility status, time and attempt limits, retakes, and more.
  • Applying for the Test and Scheduling Your Test Date
    Click here to learn where to get application materials, how to apply for and schedule the exam, and what to do if you require test accommodations or personal items in the testing area.
  • Examination Day and Testing
    Find important exam day information about admission to the test center, unapproved personal items, and rules of conduct.
  • Scoring and Score Reporting
    Click here for information about exam scoring, minimum passing scores, score reporting and score rechecks, obtaining official transcripts, and more.
  • Irregular Behavior
    Learn about actions that may be considered irregular behavior, the irregular behavior investigation process, and more.
  • Communicating with the USMLE
    Find contact information regarding any issues or questions you may have.
  • List of Abbreviations

The 2021 Bulletin (PDF) is now available.

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