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Updates to Prometric Fees for Changing Appointments at Prometric Test Centers

Effective January 1, 2022, Prometric updated its schedule of fees for United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) examinees who change their testing appointments (e.g., reschedule, cancel, change test center location) at Prometric Test Centers. For current information on rescheduling fees and when they may apply, see the USMLE website.

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.

Step 3 – Scheduled Delay in Score Reporting

If you need to receive United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 3 scores before March 16, 2022 it is recommended that you take the exam no later than December 31, 2021. Most Step 3 scores are reported within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary annual modifications to the test item pool, there will be a … Read More

New USMLE App for Reporting Potential Exam Security Violations

United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) exam security helps promote a testing environment where no examinee has an unfair advantage. It also helps to control increases in exam fees by minimizing the number of items removed from USMLE due to potential exposure. The USMLE security program’s goal is to protect the integrity of USMLE, which … Read More

Reminder: USMLE Attempt Limit Changing Soon

To protect the integrity of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program and more closely match the USMLE attempt limits imposed by state medical boards in the majority of states, effective July 1, 2021, the USMLE attempt limit policy will change, as previously announced. The change will reduce an examinee’s total number of allowable attempts … Read More

USMLE Policy Updates Following Step 2 CS Discontinuation

Step 3 Eligibility Requirements Reinstated; New Information Added to USMLE Transcripts; Attempt Limits Set at Four The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Composite Committee, the governing body of USMLE comprised of medical educators, regulators, and members of the public, recently met to determine how the discontinuation of the Step 2 Clinical Skills examination (Step … Read More

Temporary USMLE Step 3 Eligibility Requirements Are in Effect

Last month, the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program announced temporary USMLE Step 3 eligibility requirements during the suspension of the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination. The temporary eligibility requirements, applicable to examinees who have not yet passed the Step 2 CS, are in effect within the Step 3 registration system starting … Read More

COVID-19 Update for the USMLE Program

Delayed Change to USMLE Attempt Limit Policy In February 2020, the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program announced a reduction in the allowable number of exam attempts on each Step or Step Component from six to four that would go into effect no earlier than January 1, 2021. Due to the reduced testing capacity … 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

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