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New videos: “Your USMLE Journey to Medical Licensure in the U.S.” and “Who is USMLE?”
Posted: April 19, 2019
Two new videos about the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) program are now available for students, examinees, medical school faculty, and others.
“Your USMLE Journey to Medical Licensure in the U.S.” looks at what is covered on each Step exam, using colorful scenes and visual elements.
“Who is USMLE?” features program volunteers and committee members who help develop the exams, discussing the perspectives and principles behind work on a licensure examination..
The new videos are a great way to quickly understand the exams that comprise the three Steps of USMLE
In addition, the USMLE website now includes an easy to locate page for quick access to all videos and podcasts supporting program information.
Keep checking the USMLE Announcements section for news, videos, and podcasts to stay aware of program updates.
InCUS webinar now available
Posted: June 25, 2019
You can now access a recording of the June 24, 2019 webinar, Exploring Possible Changes to USMLE Score Reporting, here.
More than 150 questions were submitted prior to the broadcast. Representatives from the five organizations sponsoring the Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) answered many of these, as well as fielding questions during the live recording. All questions will be used to develop FAQs, which will be posted on usmle.org.
Sponsors of InCUS are the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
We encourage the submission of feedback about the recommendations until the public comment period closes on July 26.
USMLE score reporting is a complex issue, and we will continue to provide updates and information here on the usmle.org website.
Step 1 – Delay in score reporting
Posted: January 18, 2019
Updated: June 12, 2019
Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test beginning the week of May 5, 2019.
The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most examinees testing the week of May 5 through mid-June will be Wednesday, July 10, 2019. For examinees whose circumstances require that they receive Step 1 scores before July 10, 2019, it is recommended that they take Step 1 no later than May 4, 2019.
Although the transition will occur quickly at many test centers, there may be some locations where the changes take slightly longer to complete. The overall transition period will likely last approximately six weeks. Please note that scores on new and old exam forms will be comparable.