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The Countries with the Most Foreign Trained Doctors

If you pay the doctor a visit in the United States, there is a 25 percent chance that he or she was trained abroad. Immigrant and foreign-trained doctors actually account for an significant share of healthcare professionals across developed nations. Many of them come from Asia, according […]

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USMLE Scores Update

With the exception of Step 2 CS (which is reported as Pass/Fail), USMLE results are reports on a 3 digit scale. Then cutest minimum passing scores are as follows: Step 1: 192 Step 2 CK: 209 Step 3: 196 Examination data (Including performance information and recorded patient […]

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Scheduling Reminder for Step 2 CS

Schedules at all test centers fill up quickly. We strongly encourage examinees to complete their scheduling before May 31 of the calendar year in which they plan to test. Testing appointments are typically completely filled at least three to four months in advance. If you try to schedule after […]

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New features in Step 1 and Step 2 CK examinations

The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) has developed new software to deliver Step 1 and Step 2 CK of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®). The new software incorporates user-adjustable display features, specifically text magnification and reverse color (color inversion). NEW FEATURES Two new user-adjustable display features will […]

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Step 2 CK – Delay in score reporting and change in number of test items

Most score reporting of Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, as well as a change to new test delivery software, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who […]

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ERAS 2017 Program Information for IMGs Now Available

Information for international medical students/graduates on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) 2017 application season is now available. If you plan to apply for U.S. residency positions that begin in July 2017, visit the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website for important information. Most U.S. residency programs […]

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Examinee Performance for International Medical Students/Graduates Taking USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK and CS)

Administrations include those with results of Pass, Fail, Incomplete, Indeterminate, and Withheld. The data for Repeaters represent examinations given,not number of examinees. Citizenship is as of the time of entrance into medical school. Source: ECFMG database. Data current as of February 5, 2016 and include administrations for […]

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2017 schedule for reporting Step 2 CS results is available

The 2017 schedule provides guidelines regarding when a result for a Step 2 clinical Skills (CS) exam date will be reported. *No Step 2 CS exams will be delivered March 27 through April 1. Note: In each scoring cohort there will be occasional dates when individual test […]

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[Update May] – Scheduling Reminder for Step 2 CS

Schedules at all test centers fill up quickly. We strongly encourage examinees to complete their scheduling before May 31 of the calendar year in which they plan to test. Testing appointments are typically completely filled at least three to four months in advance. if you try to […]

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Prometric Test Center Regulations 

Candidates are required to be professional, civil and respectful at all times while on the premises of the test center. All exams are continuously monitored by video recording, physical walk-throughs, and through the observation window. The Test Center Administration (TCA) is authorized to dismiss you from the […]

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