If you need to receive Step 3 scores before March 16, 2022 it is recommended that you take the exam no later than December 31, 2021.
Most Step 3 scores are reported within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary annual modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test in early 2022. The target date for reporting Step 3 scores for examinees testing in January and February 2022 is Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
No USMLE Step 3 examinations will be administered January 1-14, 2022.