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    Unified Content Outline for the USMLE

    By meliza / February 26, 2014

    A unified content outline, which provides a common organization of content across all USMLE examinations, has been developed. The unified content outline consists of 18 sections. Fourteen of these sections primarily correspond to organ systems; the remaining four sections are General Principles; Multi-system Processes and Disorders; Biostatistics, Epidemiology/Population Health, and Interpretation of the Medical Literature; and […]

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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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        Guidelines to Request Test Accommodations

        By meliza / May 31, 2012

        Here’s an overview and some instructions on how to request for test accommodations. To Request Test Accommodations: Read the Guidelines carefully. Share them with the professional who will be helping you prepare your documentation. Read the instructions for completing the Request for Test Accommodations form. Complete and sign the appropriate request form If appropriate, have […]

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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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            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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              USMLE Score FAQs: Pass or Fail?

              By meliza / February 14, 2012

              USMLE score reports and transcripts show your scores (for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3) and an indication of whether you passed or failed (for all examinations). You will receive two different scores on the front of your report which basically reflects your overall performance on the examination: one on a 3-digit score […]

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                What is the USMLE?

                By askdoc / April 8, 2011

                The United States Medical Licensing Examination or USMLE is a series of 4 examinations you need to take and pass in order to be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. The USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK and USMLE Step 2 CS is required to enter any residency program in the US. […]

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                  Can I get a 99 in the USMLE?

                  By askdoc / September 27, 2010

                  The Holy Grail of the USMLE exam is to get a 99 or much more rarely the double 99. This is where you get a 99 on both the USMLE Step 1 and the USMLE Step 2 CK. Only very few people can achieve the even rarer triple 99, where you also get a 99 […]

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