If you’ve taken or are preparing to take your USMLE Step 2, there’s already one big question already looming in your mind: “When will I get my score?” This year, students may have to wait a little longer to find out how they fared on the exam – the second in the three-part exam required for medical licensure in the United States.
Most Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores are reported within three to four weeks of testing. But because of a few necessary modifications to the test item pools, students who test beginning on or after the week of June 27 this year may get their scores later than usual, according to the USMLE.org website. The target date for reporting scores from exams taken by August is August 25. However, it’s important to understand that target date is just that – an aim, not a guarantee. So, if for any reason you’ll need your Step 2 CK scores before August 25, USMLE program administrators highly recommend scheduling your exam before June 25.
Once your scores are available, you’ll need to contact the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates), FSMB (Federation of State Medical Boards) or the NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners for your transcript, depending upon which exam you’ve taken and where you want transcript sent. If it’s going to a medical licensing authority, you’ll want to contact the FSMB. If you haven’t yet registered for or taken Step 3 and want your transcript sent to anyone other than a medical licensing authority, submit your request to the last entity that registered you.