Sanctions Imposed for Security Violations
Security violations are investigated by USMLE staff and reviewed by the USMLE Committee for Individualized Review (CIR). If the committee makes a finding of Irregular Behavior, the penalties include one or more of the following:
- Cancellation of your exam scores
- Ban on future testing for periods ranging from 1 year to a minimum of 3 years
- Permanent annotation of your USMLE transcript
- Report to the Federation of State Medical Boards' Physician Data Center*
- Possible legal action
*State medical boards routinely query the FSMB Physician Data Center as part of the licensing processes.