Step 2 CS Testing Appointment Arrival Time to Change in 2020

Effective January 3, 2020, the arrival time for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing appointments will be 15 minutes earlier than in 2019, due to additional security check-in procedures at the testing centers.  During check-in, test center staff will scan examinees with a handheld or walk-through device designed to detect prohibited items.

New arrival times at all CSEC centers

  • AM Sessions:   7:30 AM
  • PM Sessions:   2:30 PM

If you are currently scheduled to take Step 2 CS on or after January 3, 2020, please log in to the Step 2 CS Calendar & Scheduling system to print your confirmation notice with the updated arrival time.

Please note that you must comply with all security procedures for entry into the exam. 

For more information on examination day and testing procedures, please refer to the USMLE Bulletin of Information.

If you have questions, please contact your registration entity, either the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) at, or the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) at

Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.