The USMLE is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States, designed to assess a physician's ability to apply medical knowledge, concepts, and principles in order to provide safe and effective patient care.
The USMLE consists of three steps, including multiple-choice questions and computer-based case simulations to assess medical knowledge, clinical skills, and the ability to apply medical understanding in patient management.
The USMLE scoring range for each step is from 1 to 300, with a minimum passing score determined by the USMLE program. The passing score may vary depending on the specific step and is subject to periodic review and adjustment.
Eligibility for the USMLE is generally determined by the ECFMG for international medical graduates and by the medical licensing authorities in the United States for U.S. and Canadian medical school graduates.
The cost of the USMLE exams varies depending on the specific step, with fees ranging from approximately $975 for Step 1, $645 for Step 2 CK, $1,590 for Step 2 CS, and $895 for Step 3.