Preparations for Event Testing

Updated: June 24, 2020
Posted: June 24, 2020

During the past month, the USMLE® program has shared detailed information about our expansion efforts to address the backlog of USMLE examinees who have been delayed in testing due to COVID-19. Below is an infographic that provides an overview of our plans.

Expansion of USMLE Testing


All six regional testing centers are operational, and some have been testing students for four weeks. The USMLE program is now preparing for event testing at additional medical schools. In preparation for this, USMLE surveyed LCME- and COCA-accredited schools and examinees who are currently registered to take Step 1 or Step 2 CK to determine the level of interest in event-based testing.

We have reached out to eligible medical schools with logistical details and to confirm their continued availability and interest in participating in these test administration events. The planned administration dates of USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK include:

  • Step 1: July 30th and August 13th
  • Step 2 CK: August 27th and September 10th

While medical schools are deciding whether to participate, we encourage medical students to keep their existing Prometric appointments until details are finalized and they have been directly contacted by their schools and USMLE. Outreach to students about participating in these testing events will occur in July.