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2017 Schedule for Reporting Step 2 CS Results Is Available
May 3, 2016
Filed under: Step 2 CS, USMLE Score Reporting

The 2017 schedule provides guidelines regarding when a result for a Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam date will be reported. Click here to view the schedule.


2016 and 2017 Schedules for Reporting Step 2 CS Results
May 3, 2016
Filed under: Step 2 CS, USMLE Score Reporting

 

Step 2 CS 2016 Reporting Schedule

Testing Period

Reporting Period

For examinees who test

Reporting start date

Reporting end date

January 1 through January 30

March 2

March 23

January 31 through March 21

April 13

May 11

March 22 through May 21

July 6

August 3

May 22 through July 16

August 17

September 14

July 17 through September 10

October 12

November 9

September 11 through November 5

December 14

January 11, 2017

November 6 through
December 31

February 1, 2017

February 22, 2017

 

Step 2 CS 2017 Reporting Schedule

Testing Period

Reporting Period

For examinees who test

Reporting start date

Reporting end date

January 1 through January 28

March 8

March 30

January 29 through March 26

April 26

May 24

March 27 through May 20*

June 28

July 26

May 21 through July 15

August 16

September 13

July 16 through September 9

October 11

November 8

September 10 through
November 4

December 13

January 10 (2018)

November 5 through
December 31

January 31 (2018)

February 21 (2018)

*No Step 2 CS exams will be delivered March 27 through April 1.

Note: In each scoring cohort there will be occasional dates when individual test centers or the entire testing network are unavailable. These are typically known in advance, and the dates will be displayed as unavailable when examinees schedule appointments.

For each “Testing Period” in the above schedule, Step 2 CS scores are released every Wednesday over a corresponding four-to five-week “Reporting Period.” It is expected that results for the vast majority of examinees who take the exam during the testing period will be reported on the first Wednesday of the Reporting Period. Results for 98%-99% of examinees who take the exam during the testing period are reported by the third Wednesday in a Reporting Period. For a small percentage of examinees (1%-2%), scoring and quality assurance may be not completed in time for these examinees to be reported by the first three reporting dates; these will typically be examinees who took the exam in the latter part of the testing period. Results for these examinees will be reported each week throughout the reporting period, and should be reported no later than the last day of the score reporting period.

This schedule allows USMLE staff to enhance the quality assurance and data collection/scoring procedures performed prior to score reporting. Additionally, it provides examinees, as well as others who rely on Step 2 CS results, with guidelines regarding when a result will be reported for a given exam date. These guidelines allow examinees to plan their exam registration and scheduling in order to have their results in time to meet specific deadlines, such as those related to graduation or participation in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), or “the Match.”

(posted June 4, 2008; updated June 27, 2008, June 16, 2009, May 26, 2010, July 19, 2011, September 29, 2011, March 30, 2012, June 22, 2012, February 26, 2013, June 20, 2013, June 26, 2014, January 14, 2015, April 16, 2015, July 2, 2015, May 3, 2016)


Step 1 – Delay in Score Reporting and Change in Number of Test Items
March 4, 2016
Filed under: Exam Preparation, Step 1, USMLE Score Reporting

Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, as well as a change to new test delivery software, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test beginning the week of May 9, 2016.

The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most examinees testing the week of May 9 through late June will be Wednesday, July 13, 2016. For examinees whose circumstances require that they receive Step 1 scores before July 13, it is recommended that they take Step 1 no later than May 7.

Examinees should read the full announcement on the USMLE website.


Step 3 – Change in Number of Items and Score Delay
November 20, 2015
Filed under: Step 3, USMLE Score Reporting

Beginning the week of January 18, 2016, the number of items on the Step 3 examination will decrease. There will be a delay in reporting scores for exams administered between January 18 and April 30, 2016. The target date for reporting Step 3 scores for most examinees testing during this time period is May 25, 2016.

Examinees should read the full announcement on the USMLE website.


USMLE Score Reporting Schedule: Independence Holiday Week
June 23, 2015
Filed under: Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, USMLE Score Reporting

As has been practice for the USMLE program, USMLE score reports will not be released during the week of July 4. Therefore, score reports will not be released on Wednesday, July 1. Regular score reporting will resume on Wednesday, July 8.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.


Step 2 CK – Schedule for Score Reporting and Change in Number of Items
May 20, 2015
Filed under: Exam Preparation, Step 2 CK, USMLE Score Reporting

The USMLE program usually reports Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test between the week of July 13 through late August. The target date for reporting Step 2 CK scores for most examinees who test during this time period will be Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

If you need to receive a Step 2 CK score before September 16, we recommend that you take Step 2 CK no later than Friday, July 10, 2015.

During the period July 13 through late August, the number of items per block on a given examination form will vary but will not exceed 44 items. The number of items in a block is displayed on the screen at the beginning of the block. Please note this information and pace yourself accordingly.

The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed the current 350 items. The length of the testing day will not change. The test day will continue to be divided into eight 60-minute blocks, administered in one nine-hour testing session. The variation in number of items per block will not impact scoring.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.


2016 Schedule for Reporting Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Results is Available
April 16, 2015
Filed under: Step 2 CS, USMLE Score Reporting

The 2016 schedule provides examinees, and others who rely on Step 2 CS results, with guidelines regarding when a result will be reported for a given exam date. Click here to view the schedule.


Step 1 – Delay in Score Reporting and Change in Number of Test Items
March 20, 2015
Filed under: Exam Preparation, Step 1, USMLE Score Reporting

Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test beginning the week of May 11th.

The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most examinees testing the week of May 11th through late June will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015. For examinees whose circumstances require that they receive Step 1 scores before July 8th, it is recommended that they take Step 1 no later than Friday, May 8, 2015.

During this time period (starting the week of May 11th), a transition will occur in the number of items in current forms of the Step 1 examination. The change will be from a total of 322 items to 308 items. Although the transition will occur quickly at many test centers, there may be some locations where the changes take slightly longer to complete. The overall transition period will likely last approximately 6 weeks. Please note the following:

  • Scores on new and old forms will be comparable; the decrease in the number of items per form will be accounted for in scoring the examination results.
  • The length of the examination day will remain unchanged. The test day will continue to be divided into seven 60-minute blocks, administered in one seven-hour testing session.
  • The number of items per block will decrease from 46 to 44. There will be a total of 308 items on each examination.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.


Step 3 Score Release
March 20, 2015
Filed under: Step 3, USMLE Score Reporting

As previously announced, a restructured Step 3 examination was introduced in November 2014. Scores for most Step 3 examinees who tested on or after November 3, 2014 through late February 2015 will be reported on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.


USMLE Score Interpretation Guidelines
November 4, 2014
Filed under: Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 3, USMLE Score Reporting

USMLE Score Interpretation Guidelines (SIG) have been posted to the USMLE website.

Examinees should read the full announcement on the USMLE website.




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