Archive for the USMLE Category

USMLE Step 3 Announcements – New and Important Information regarding Step 3

Beginning the week of January 18, 2016, the number of items on the Step 3 examination will decrease. there will be a delay in reporting scores for exams administered between January 18 and April 30, 2016. The target date for reporting step 3 scores for most examinees […]

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Computer-Based Case Simulations (CCS) Field Trial is Now Closed

The field trial is now closed. The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) has developed new software to deliver the Primum® Computer-based Case Simulations (CCS) component of Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®), which is jointly owned by the NBME and the Federation […]

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USMLE Application and Registration Inquiries

Contact the appropriate registration entity (see below) for information on how to apply for the USMLE, obtain application materials, and receive information on the status of your application and scheduling permit.   Examination Type of Application Registration Entity and Contact Information STEPS 1, 2 CK, AND 2 […]

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USMLE Mission and Goals

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Program supports medical licensing authorities in the United States through it’s leadership in the development, delivery and continual improvement of high quality assessments across the continuum of physician’ preparation for practice.   Goals: To provide to licensing authorities meaningful information […]

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USMLE® Physician Tasks/Competencies

USMLE Physician Tasks/Competencies provides an outline of the tasks and competencies assessed throughout the sequence of USMLE examinations. While this outline is common to all exams, each Step has test specifications specific to that Step. Each Step exam emphasises certain parts of the tasks/competencies outline, and no […]

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Important Notes about USMLE

Individuals who passed step 2 prior to the implementation of step 2 CS are not permitted to take 2 CK, except under the specific exceptions to the retake policy approved by the composite committee, but are permitted to take  step 2 CS, provided they meet all other […]

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Quick notes regarding USMLE

How long Does it take to get result? Results for computer based examinations ( Steps 1,2 CK, and 3) are typically available within three to four weeks after your test date. However, delays are possible for various reasons. In selecting your test date and inquiring about results, […]

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The USMLE Purpose, Test Format, and Test Lengths

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Purpose and Mission of the USMLE 

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®). The USMLE program supports medical licensing authorities in the United […]

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Stop! Think Before you Act!

Irregular behaviour includes, but is not limited to:  registering for or taking an exam when ineligible Seeking/obtaining prior access to exam content Altering exam scores having unauthorised items in the testing area Using a proxy to take your exam Writing an anything other than the note boards […]

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