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    Review of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) minimum passing score

    By meliza / April 29, 2012

    As stated in the USMLE Bulletin of Information, the level of proficiency required to meet the recommended minimum passing level for each USMLE Step examination is reviewed periodically and may be adjusted at any time. Notice of such review and any adjustments are posted on the USMLE website. Every three to four years the Step […]

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      Updated Practice and Orientation Materials for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Exam have been Posted

      By meliza / April 10, 2012

      As previously announced, a new patient note and redesigned Communication and Interpersonal Skills subcomponent will be introduced into the USMLE Step 2 CS examinations beginning June 17, 2012. Updated practice and orientation materials reflecting these changes have been posted to the USMLE website. Examinees who plan to take the Step 2 CS examination on or […]

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        IMG Performance in the 2012 Match

        By meliza / March 27, 2012

        For the tenth consecutive year, the number of first-year (PGY-1) residency positions offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match increased. A total of 24,034 first-year positions were offered in the 2012 Match. This represents an increase of 613 positions compared to last year and an increase of more than 3,400 positions […]

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          ERAS®: Electronic Residency Application Service

          By meliza / March 20, 2012

          What is ERAS? The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) developed the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) to allow medical school students and graduates to apply electronically for residency positions in accredited U.S. programs of graduate medical education. Students and graduates of U.S. medical schools/programs are assisted in the ERAS process by the Dean’s office […]

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            USMLE FAQS: Biometric Enabled Check In System (BECS)

            By meliza / March 14, 2012

            What biometric information is collected from a USMLE® candidate using BECS? Under the BECS program, a digitized representation of your fingerprint, an image of your fingerprint, along with your name, address, telephone number (if you provided one), date of birth or age, identification document number, and a scanned copy of your identification document (which may […]

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              ECFMG Launches Electronic Verification of Medical Credentials

              By meliza / February 28, 2012

              The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), a world expert on international medical schools and the credentials they issue, is pleased to announce the launch of an electronic process for verifying the medical education credentials of international physicians who seek entry into the U.S. health care system. In January 2012, after more than a […]

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                REMINDER: New Rules on Repeating USMLE Examinations

                By meliza / February 20, 2012

                As announced in the ECFMG website, we would also like to remind the exam applicants that the USMLE program has introduced new rules on repeating USMLE examinations. Time between Examination Attempts The USMLE program sets rules on how quickly examinees can repeat the same Step or Step Component. As previously published, these rules will change […]

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                  Accepting Applications – Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Moderated Prep Course

                  By askdoc / February 9, 2012

                  *Enrollments for Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Moderated Prep Course MARCH 2012 CLASS will start on February 15, 2012. If you are interested in the course, please enroll starting on the said date. I would like to announce that we will be ready to receive applications for Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 MODERATED Prep Course which will […]

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                    Fee to be Implemented for Application for ECFMG Certification

                    By meliza / February 7, 2012

                    As announced by ECFMG, effective last January 30, 2012, a fee of $50 will be charged for submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification. The Application for ECFMG Certification is a requirement for international medical students/graduates pursuing ECFMG Certification. International medical students/graduates must submit an Application for ECFMG Certification before they can apply to ECFMG for […]

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