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USMLE: Clinical Skills Test Ended

The Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) test for medical school students and graduates has been permanently canceled, cosponsors of the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) announced in a press release this afternoon. COVID-19 had forced a suspension of the all-day test, which requires test takers to have physical contact with standardized patients. It’s designed to gauge how Read More…

USMLE Step 1 / Pass or Fail (Jan. 1, 2022)

The USMLE program will change score reporting for Step 1 from a three-digit numeric score to reporting only a pass/fail outcome. A numeric score will continue to be reported for Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Step 3. Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) will continue to be reported as Pass/Fail. This policy will take effect Read More…

USMLE Step 2 CK and 2016 Match

USMLE Step 2 CK Scores of International Medical Graduates by Preferred Specialty, Match Status, and IMG Applicant Type – 2016 Match

Change in Step 2 CK’s Passing Requirements


At its May 2014 meeting, the USMLE Management Committee conducted a review of the Step 2 CK examination minimum passing score. As a result of its review, the Management Committee decided to raise the recommended Step 2 CK minimum passing score from 203 to 209. This change will be applied to Step 2 CK examinees Read More…

What’s New – MyERAS 2015


Profile: Applicants may select Visa type (J-1 and/or H-1B) when answering Yes to the Visa Sponsorship question under Citizenship in the Profile.

IMG Performance in the 2014 Match

For the twelfth 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 26,678 first-year positions were offered in the 2014 Match. This represents an increase of 540 positions compared to last year and an increase of more than 6,000 positions Read More…