USMLE Exam Status

Steps 1, 2 CK and 3 - Prometric closed test centers in the US and Canada until at least April 30 – and this date may change as guidelines are revised

Steps 2 CS - Testing centers will be closed until at least Monday, June 1, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update

Posted: May 06, 2020

We continue to provide weekly updates on the current status for resuming testing, which is our top priority.

  • Last Friday, testing resumed at select Prometric centers for Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 3.
    • Prometric will continue to resume testing on a site-by-site basis in accordance with state and local laws and social distancing guidelines. Their list of site openings is available here. Prometric has also updated their website to help answer examinees’ questions, including an expanded FAQ page.
  • Testing at CSEC centers for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) is suspended through at least June 1, 2020.

Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3
To address testing backlogs and capacity limitations, we are accelerating the development of supplemental solutions for alternative test delivery. We plan to share more information about a near-term plan as soon as possible.

Step 2 CS
We are continuing to evaluate the feasibility of resuming testing at CSEC centers on June 1, 2020 and are monitoring COVID-19 trends in cities where our test centers are located. We will share updated information about Step 2 CS testing next week.

Contact Information for Questions
We are currently experiencing unprecedented call volumes regarding examination appointments. If you have a question, please email the organization who registered you for your examination. Contact information is available on USMLE.org.

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