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Step 3 Practice Resources Expanded with Enhanced Experience

To expand the availability of United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) test materials for Step 3 examinees, Computer-based Case Simulations (CCS) practice materials can now be accessed on both PCs and Macs. The materials are web-based and no longer require downloading software. Please see the full announcement on the USMLE website for more information.

Moving Forward: The Step 1 Pass/Fail Score Reporting Policy Change and Revitalization of Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program recognizes that the upcoming score reporting change for Step 1 pass/fail (P/F) and the suspension of the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination have created new questions for medical students, faculty, and state board members. The USMLE program appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding as they work diligently … Read More

New Practice Materials and Helpful Information for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Exams Now Available

Updated practice materials are available for examinees planning to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam on or after October 20, 2020 and for examinees planning to take Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) on or after November 11, 2020.  The updated materials reflect the previously announced Step 1 and Step 2 CK content distribution changes. Read the … Read More

Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2021 Match

To be certified by ECFMG, international medical graduates (IMGs) have been required to pass Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®). In response to the suspension of Step 2 CS for the next 12-18 months by the USMLE program, we have identified … Read More

USMLE Update on Resuming Testing

Resuming United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®) testing remains the USMLE program’s top priority. Below, please read several key updates. Status of Prometric Testing Testing resumed at select Prometric centers on Friday, May 1 in accordance with state and local social distancing guidelines. Although hundreds of examinees successfully tested, the overall examinee experience is not … Read More

A Message from the Leaders of NBME and ECFMG|FAIMER

Dear International Medical School Educators, Students, and Graduates: We recognize that the disruptions to USMLE testing present an extraordinary challenge for all of you. Finding a means to restore USMLE testing is a top organizational priority. Our goal is to collaborate with you as we determine how to assure rapid and safe resumption of testing … Read More

A Message to Applicants—ECFMG|FAIMER is Open and Processing Your Applications

We are pleased to confirm that ECFMG|FAIMER programs and services continue to operate. Our staff members are working to process your applications and service requests, and our representatives are answering phone and e-mail inquiries as quickly as possible. Physicians who use our programs and services should continue to submit applications and other service requests as … Read More

Status on Prometric Testing – May 1, 2020

The USMLE program is aware that several Prometric test centers are erroneously listed as open, so some examinees with confirmed slots were met with closed centers when Prometric resumed limited testing on May 1st. This has led to increased confusion during an already difficult situation for examinees. The USMLE program is working to immediately find … Read More

USMLE Exploring Alternate Test Delivery Options

Finding safe solutions to accommodate examinees’ testing needs has been the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program’s main focus and highest priority over the past few months. Due to increasing uncertainty around having wider availability of in-person testing at Prometric test centers, the USMLE program has identified several alternate test delivery methods for Step … Read More

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