New Features in Step 3 Examination

The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) has developed new software to deliver the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®). The new software incorporates user-adjustable display features, specifically text magnification, image magnification, and reverse color (color inversion).

The new features were introduced in Step 1 examinations administered beginning May 2016, and in Step 2 CK examinations administered beginning July 2016. The Step 3 exam will incorporate the new features in exams administered beginning January 16, 2017.

Examinees should read the full announcement on the USMLE website.