Archive for the USMLE Category

Important announcement regarding Fifth pathway certificates and USMLE Step 3 

As previously announced, the governing committee of the USMLE program and the USMLE parent organizations ( the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical examiners) have determined that the UMLE will cease acceptance of Fifth pathway certificates for the purpose of meeting Step […]

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Overall performance of examinees taking USMLE in the past 2 years 

Details on the numbers and overall performance of examinees taking USMLE in the past 2 years Continuous test administration of the USMLE is available to all examinees. Fo Step 1, Step 2 clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 3, which are the computer-based testing (CBT) components of the […]

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Images in Step 2 Clinical Skills examination

Beginning May 22, 2016, USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills examinees may see a case in which the standardized patient provides a digital image (for example, a photograph, x-ray, MIR, or CT) on a tablet computer. Examinees will be able to enlarge the image. During the pre-session orientation, […]

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Biometric Enable Check-In System for USMLE candidate 

The biometric record contains some or all of the following information: # a digitized representation of your fingerprint ( the template) # an image of your fingerprint, along with your name, address telephone number (if provided) # date of birth or age, identification document number # a […]

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4 years Bulletin of Information for United States Medical Licensing Examination

The Bulletin includes information on all aspects of USMLE, such as eligibility requirements, scheduling test dates, testing, and score reporting. You must review and become familiar with the Bulletin before completing your application for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 (CK and CS), or Step 3. Download total 4 years USMLE Bulletin […]

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The USMLE Masters approach to Step 1 questions efficiently: How to improve your speed

The USMLE Masters approach to Step 1 questions efficiently:  How to improve your speed   There are many ways to approach a multiple choice question.  While all of these methods have their advantages, the USMLE questions are written in a long clinical vignette format by design.  There […]

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USMLE – Rules of Conduct

When you apply to take the USMLE, you are agreeing to the following: you are the person named on the scheduling permit for the examination. you will not seek, provide, or obtain any form of unauthorized assistance during the examination or during breaks. You will not have […]

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Examinee Performance: USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK and CS) Administered to Students/Graduates of LCME – and AOA-Accredited U.S./Canadian Medical Schools/programs and to International Medical Students/Graduates

Of the more that 290,000 international medical students/graduates who initially applied for an examination during the 20-year period from 1990 through 2009, 60.3% have achieved certification. Over this same 20-year time period, 71.1% of initial registrants who were U.S. citizens at the start of medical school achieved […]

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USMLE Scheduling Reminder for Step 2 CS

Schedules at all test centers fill up quickly. We strongly encourage examinees to complete their scheduling before My 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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USMLE Step 1 – Delay in score reporting and change in number of test items

Most score reporting of step 1 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 test beginning the […]

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