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    Changes to the USMLE Step 3 Examination in 2014

    By meliza / August 21, 2013

    Changes to the Step 3 examination will occur in 2014.  The current Step 3 examination is administered in two 8-hour test sessions, which must be taken on consecutive days. The restructured examination will also be two test days; however, examinees will be able to schedule the two test days on non-consecutive days.  The examination days will consist […]

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      Attempt Limit for USMLE Examinations

      By meliza / June 26, 2012

      Examinees who have made six or more attempts to pass a Step or Step component, including incomplete attempts, should be aware that all applications to register for additional attempts will not be processed unless they are submitted on or before December 31, 2012. This limit was first announced in August of 2011. The effective date for […]

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        Update on Planned Changes to USMLE Step 3 Examination

        By meliza / May 8, 2012

          The USMLE Composite Committee and USMLE parent organizations (the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Federation of State Medical Boards) recently approved plans to change the structure of USMLE. Step 3 will be the first examination impacted, with changes to this examination to occur no earlier than 2014. The plans call for the […]

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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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                  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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