USMLE Step 1 Transition to Pass/Fail Only Score Reporting Begins with Exams Taken on or After Jan. 26, 2022

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 score reporting will transition from a numeric score and pass/fail outcome to pass/fail only for exams taken on or after January 26, 2022. The USMLE program views this change as an important first step toward facilitating broader, system-wide changes to improve the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education.

Dates for USMLE Step 1 Transition to Pass/Fail Only
Transition Begins with Exams Taken on or After January 26, 2022

To receive a numeric score, examinees must take their exam on or before January 25, 2022*

Step 1 Exams

Test on or before Jan. 25, 2022
(Please schedule your appointment with Prometric well in advance of your desired test date)

Test on or after Jan. 26, 2022
(Schedule your exam date for on or after Jan. 26, 2022)

Score Reports

Numeric score and pass/fail outcome

Pass/fail outcome only

Transcripts**

Numeric score and pass/fail outcome

Pass/fail outcome only

* For multi-day exams, the date of the first day of testing will determine score reporting.
**Includes transcripts produced by the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), ECFMG, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).

View Example January 26, 2022 Score Reports

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Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.