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 January 2021. NBME and FSMB (the co-sponsors of the USMLE examination) have not yet announced the precise date on which the USMLE Step 1 exam will transition from its 3-digit scoring system to a pass/fail system.

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