New USMLE app for reporting potential exam security violations

USMLE exam security helps promote a testing environment where no examinee has an unfair advantage. It also helps to control increases in exam fees by minimizing the number of items removed from USMLE due to potential exposure. Our security program's goal is to protect the integrity of USMLE, which aims to ensure safe and effective patient care.

To further minimize potential violations, the USMLE program is now offering an app called STOPit, which enables examinees to anonymously report suspected security violations.   

You may visit Apple or Google Play Store to download the free mobile app. Use access code: USMLE-TIP.  A browser-enabled reporting tool is also available. 

The STOPit mobile app allows users to:  

  • Anonymously report incidents in real time  
  • Submit documents, photos, and video evidence  
  • Engage in two-way anonymous communication in follow-up to a report 
  • Connect with USMLE staff regarding exam security incidents 

Please help maintain the integrity of USMLE by downloading the new app.  We encourage anyone with knowledge of any activities that may compromise USMLE test items to submit this information through the STOPit app.

If you have questions about the STOPit app, please contact the Office of the USMLE Secretariat at webmail@nbme.org