The USMLE program recommends a minimum passing level for each Step examination. The USMLE Management Committee is responsible for establishing and monitoring these standards, and is asked to complete an in-depth review of standards for each examination every three to four years.
The USMLE Management Committee is scheduled to review the minimum passing score for the USMLE Step 1 examination at its meeting on November 29-30, 2017.
If the Committee determines that a change to the minimum passing score is appropriate, the new recommended minimum passing score will become effective for all examinees who take a Step 1 examination on or after January 1, 2018. The decision of the Committee will be posted at the USMLE website.
For further information regarding the content under review, refer to the full announcement on the USMLE website.