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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USMLE Step 2 CS Testing Suspended

Posted April 2nd, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

Today, the USMLE Program announced that the temporary suspension of USMLE Step 2 CS testing will continue through May 31, 2020. The Step 2 CS exam is one of the […]

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Prometric Centers Closed Until May ’21

Posted March 30th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

The USMLE Program today announced that, due the COVID-19 pandemic, all Prometric centers in the United States and Canada will remain closed until May 1, 2020. Eligibility period have been […]

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USMLE Step 1 moving to Pass/Fail

Posted March 24th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

Today, the USMLE Program announced that it’s recent decision to grade the USMLE Step 1 Examination on a pass/fail basis will not be “moved up” to a date earlier than […]

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