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

USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Exam Practice Materials

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

IMG Performance in USMLE

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

Online USMLE PRep Application

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)

Biometric Enabled Check In System for USMLE

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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USMLE FAQS: Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills)

USMLE STep 2CS faqs

How is the Step 2 CS exam scored?  Examinees are scored in three separate subcomponents: Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE), Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS), and Spoken English Proficiency (SEP). Each of the three subcomponents must be passed in a single administration in order to achieve a passing performance on Step 2 CS. How could I […]

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ECFMG Launches Electronic Verification of Medical Credentials

USMLE and ECFMG

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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