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Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS are offered regularly throughout the year; however there may be occasional, brief periods when all test centers are closed or the exam is not available. In planning the timing of your application, see Application for USMLE in Applying for Examination for information on application processing times, Step 1/Step 2 CK Eligibility Periods and Step 2 CS Eligibility Periods in Applying for Examination for information on how eligibility periods are assigned, and Reporting of Scores in Examination Results for information on scoring turnaround times. You should also consider deadlines imposed by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and graduate medical education (GME) programs. Finally, you should be aware that demand for test dates/centers at certain times during the year may exceed the number of testing spaces available.
Important Note: It is solely the responsibility of the applicant to complete the required exams in time to meet deadlines imposed by the NRMP and/or GME programs. Since the number of applicants seeking to complete these exams may exceed the spaces available in time to meet those deadlines, there is no guarantee that sufficient spaces will be available for all applicants to meet deadlines imposed by the NRMP and/or GME programs. ECFMG assumes no liability of any kind if an applicant does not complete the exams in time to have results available to meet NRMP and/or GME program deadlines.
Last updated: September 15, 2011
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