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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

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

Updated Prometric Procedures

Prometric announced their extended closure of test centers until May 31, 2020 with the exception of a limited set of essential services programs. The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) is considered an essential program, and certain centers will still be able to resume testing in accordance with local social distancing guidelines on May 1, 2020. … Read More

USMLE’s Weekly Update on COVID-19

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program recognizes that the testing shutdown has created great stress, uncertainty, and disruption for examinees and medical schools, affecting academic progression, curricular schedules, and application for residency. The USMLE program is doing everything it can to make decisions that prioritize the safety and health of examinees and test … Read More

COVID-19 Updates and Resources from USMLE

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program has published a COVID-19 page to its website that includes information and FAQs about its responses to the pandemic, including information for examinees whose examination dates have been suspended or rescheduled. This information will be updated as the situation changes. Examinees should monitor the COVID-19 page on the … Read More

Potential Impact of Coronavirus on USMLE Examination Administrations

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program continues to monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and is prepared to take appropriate measures as warranted to protect the health and safety of examinees and the public. Whenever an examinee has a … Read More

Change in Minimum Passing Score for Step 3

The recommended United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 3 minimum passing score will change from 196 to 198. This change will affect examinees who take a Step 3 examination that begins on or after January 1, 2020. Examinees should see the full announcement for more information.

USMLE Review Focuses on Patient Individuality

Mitigating bias and eliminating unjustified patient stereotypes are important initiatives in teaching, learning and assessment. Concerns about bias have been raised in the academic literature, the media, among students and faculty at schools of medicine, and by patients. The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program remains cognizant of these topics. Characteristics of a patient … Read More

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