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Medical Licensure and USMLE

 

Important: USMLE Step 2 CK and CS must be taken after successful completion of all core clerkships and no later than December 30th.
USMLE Step 1 for the class of 2017 must be taken no later than February 6, 2015 (to be eligible to continue with Transition Course/Clerkships).

 

Certification by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is obtained by passing Steps 1, 2, and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Step 1 is a one-day, computer-administered, multiple choice examination in the basic medical sciences which must be taken at the end of the pre-clinical curriculum before the Transition Course (aka Introduction to Clerkships). Passage of USMLE Step 1 is required before continuing on to the clinical years or MD/PhD program. Step 2 CK is a one-day multiple choice examination which covers the clinical knowledge and must be taken after both the successful competion of all core clerkships and achievement of the recommended minimum passing score on all NBME subject exams. Step 2 CK and CS can be taken no later than December 30th of the fourth year . A passing score is required for Step 1 and Step 2 CK for graduation. USMLE Step CS is a clinical skills exam involving standardized patients. Step 2 CS must be taken by December 30th and a score received for graduation. Students pursuing another degree (e.g., MPH, MBA) or research after completing their core clerkships need to take both Step 2 CK and CS before starting their planned program. Step 3 tests additional aspects of clinical competence and is usually taken after completing one year of residency. It is offered by the State Board of Medicine and given at Prometric Testing Centers. Licensure is dependent on passing all prior steps of the USMLE.

According to the University of Virginia School of Medicine policy, students may attempt USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK three times each (effective beginning with the 2002-2003 academic year).

For more information see the NBME web site.

 

USMLE Step 1 - Results Summary

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USMLE Step 2CK - Results Summary

 

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USMLE Step 2CS - Results Summary

 

From the NBME

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