USMLE Announces Development of Modified Clinical Skills Examination

Posted November 22nd, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

The cancellation of the Step 2 CS Examination by the USMLE Program has had a profound impact on the medical licensure landscape, not only in the United States, but across […]

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Expansion of ECFMG Alternative Pathways Leads to Increased Eligibility for IMGs

Posted October 13th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, USMLE.

Per its October 12, 2020 newsletter, ECFMG has expanded the eligibility requirements for certain pathways used to meet the Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2021 Match, and additional international medical […]

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The Consequences of a Finding of Irregular Behavior

Posted September 1st, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, Healthcare Litigation, Hospital Credentialing, NBME, USMLE.

Per our website at https://theabramsonfirm.com/irregular-behavior/, we write “What is at stake when a medical student, medical school graduate or medical professional receives a letter informing them that they are alleged […]

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Defining Irregular Behavior (USMLE)

Posted August 12th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

What is “irregular behavior”?  The phrase lends itself to multiple interpretations.  The definition, per USMLE.org, is “any action by applicants, examinees, potential applicants, or others that could compromise the validity, […]

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Social Media and Irregular Behavior

Posted August 5th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, USMLE.

Despite social media’s benefit to individuals seeking mentors, study partners, or even just emotional support, social media is one of the primary platforms from which allegations of irregular behavior arise.  […]

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USMLE Makes New Announcements Regarding Step 1 and Step 2 CS

Posted July 18th, 2020 by .

Categories: NBME, USMLE.

The USMLE Program today announced that its plan to cause Step 1 to change from a three-digit scoring system to a pass/fail scoring system will not be implemented at any […]

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USMLE Program Announces Delayed Change to Attempt Limit Policy

Posted June 29th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

In February 2020, the USMLE program announced a reduction in the allowable number of exam attempts on each Step or Step Component from six to four that would go into effect […]

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USMLE Announcement on Testing Shut Down

Posted April 24th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

New announcement from USMLE: The USMLE program recognizes that the testing shutdown has created great stress, uncertainty, and disruption for examinees and medical schools, affecting academic progression, curricular schedules, and […]

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What is USMLE?

Posted April 18th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

What is USMLE? What is the USMLE Program? How is it connected to the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Federation of State Medical Boards and the Educational Commission on […]

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New USMLE Covid-19 Resource

Posted April 15th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

The USMLE Program has created a dedicated “Coronavirus Resource Center” page on its website. The page provides quick links to frequently asked questions and the latest announcement affecting USMLE and […]

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