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2015 Schedule for Reporting Step 2 CS Results Is Available
June 26, 2014
Filed under: Step 2 CS, USMLE Score Reporting

This 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.


2014 and 2015 Schedules for Reporting Step 2 CS Results
June 26, 2014
Filed under: Step 2 CS, USMLE Score Reporting

 

Step 2 CS 2014 Reporting Schedule

Testing Period

Reporting Period

For examinees who test

Reporting start date

Reporting end date

January 1 through January 25

February 26

March 19

January 26 through March 22

April 23

May 21

March 23 through May 17

June 18

July 16

May 18 through July 12

August 13

September 10

July 13 through September 6

October 8

November 5

September 7 through November 1

December 3

December 31

November 2 through December 31

February 4 (2015)

February 25 (2015)

 

 

Step 2 CS 2015 Reporting Schedule

Testing Period

Reporting Period

For examinees who test

Reporting start date

Reporting end date

January 1 through January 31

March 4

March 25

February 1 through March 28

April 29

May 27

March 29 through May 23

June 24

July 22

May 24 through July 11

August 12

September 9

July 12 through September 5

October 7

November 4

September 6 through October 31

December 9

January 6 (2016)

November 1 through December 31

February 3 (2016)

February 24 (2016)

 

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)


Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) Score Reporting
June 18, 2014
Filed under: Step 2 CK, USMLE Score Reporting

Most score reporting of Step 2 CK results occurs within four weeks of testing. Due to routine modifications to the Step 2 CK test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for most examinees testing on or after July 31. The target date for reporting Step 2 CK scores for most examinees who test beginning July 31 will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014. For examinees whose circumstances require that they receive Step 2 CK scores before September 24, it is recommended that they take Step 2 CK no later than Monday, July 28, 2014.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.


Upcoming Changes to USMLE Step 3
May 22, 2014
Filed under: Exam Preparation, Step 3, USMLE Score Reporting

Changes are planned for the USMLE® Step 3 examination later this year. The Step 3 changes will affect the content of the examination, and the resulting content will be restructured across the two testing days of Step 3. There also will be a change to Step 3 application requirements and to how examinees may schedule the two days of the examination. These changes are summarized in the Fact Sheet, “Changes to USMLE® 2014-2015,” available on the USMLE website at http://goo.gl/Dazw89.

Some key dates in the transition to the restructured Step 3 exam are:

  • Applications for the current Step 3 examination will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on July 18, 2014.
  • Applications for the restructured Step 3 examination will be accepted starting on August 4, 2014.
  • No Step 3 examinations will be administered during most or all of October 2014.
  • Administration of the restructured Step 3 exam will begin on November 3, 2014.
  • There will be a score delay following introduction of the restructured Step 3 examination on November 3, 2014. The duration of the score delay will be determined by examinee volume during the early months of exam administration. Based on historic trends, the USMLE Program estimates that scores for Step 3 exams taken on or after November 3, 2014 will be released in April 2015.

These dates are summarized in “Changes to USMLE® 2014-2015: Timeline of Selected Events for Step 3,” available at http://goo.gl/xPg0fX.

Passing Step 3 is not a requirement for ECFMG Certification. To apply for and take Step 3, international medical graduates must already be certified by ECFMG. However, if you are certified by ECFMG and plan to take Step 3, you should be familiar with the upcoming changes and the schedule for transitioning to the restructured Step 3 examination.

For the latest information, monitor the Fact Sheet, Timeline, and the additional information about upcoming changes to USMLE examinations on the USMLE website at http://www.usmle.org/cru/. You also can subscribe to the USMLE Announcements RSS Feed by visiting http://www.usmle.org/announcements/.


USMLE Step 1 Score Reporting
March 27, 2014
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 testing beginning the week of May 12th. The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most examinees testing the week of May 12th through late June will be Wednesday, July 9, 2014. For examinees whose circumstances require that they receive Step 1 scores before July 9, it is recommended that they take Step 1 no later than Friday, May 9, 2014.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.


Upcoming Changes to USMLE

A summary of changes to USMLE planned for 2014-2015 is available on the USMLE website. This document will be updated as more information becomes available.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.


Start Date in Score Reporting for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Examinees Testing from June 1 through July 13, 2013
August 15, 2013
Filed under: Step 2 CS, USMLE Score Reporting

The score reporting schedule for examinees who took the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination from June 1 through July 13, 2013 shows a reporting start date of August 14, 2013 and a reporting end date of September 11, 2013.

Typically, results for the vast majority of examinees who take the exam during each testing period are reported on the first Wednesday of the reporting period. We now expect the first results for this testing period to be reported on August 21, 2013.

The reporting end date for this cohort of examinees will continue to be September 11, 2013. Results for 98%-99% of examinees who took the exam between June 1, 2013 and July 13, 2013 will likely be reported by that date.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.


The 2014 Schedule for Reporting Step 2 CS Results Is Available
June 20, 2013
Filed under: Step 2 CS, USMLE Score Reporting

This 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 2 CK – Schedule for Score Reporting
June 20, 2013
Filed under: Step 2 CK, USMLE Score Reporting

Score reports for Step 2 CK are usually available within four weeks of testing. However, because of routine modifications to the test item pool, score reporting for most Step 2 CK examinations administered in late July and August will take longer. The target date for reporting Step 2 CK scores for most examinees testing in late July and August is Wednesday, September 25, 2013.  For examinees whose circumstances require that they receive Step 2 CK scores before September 25, it is recommended that they take Step 2 CK no later than July 27, 2013.

Examinees should read the full announcement on the USMLE website.


USMLE Step 1 Score Reporting
March 26, 2013
Filed under: 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 testing beginning the week of May 13th. The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most examinees testing the week of May 13th through late June will be Wednesday, July 10, 2013. For examinees whose circumstances require that they receive Step 1 scores before July 10, it is recommended that they take Step 1 no later than May 10, 2013.

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.




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