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FOR 2019 GRADUATES
Do not apply for Step 3 until after the date of graduation on your medical school diploma. If you apply before you have graduated, your application will be cancelled and a portion of your fees will be forfeited.

Medical schools have up until July 15 to verify your graduation with us. Verifications cannot be done on an individual basis; schools are required to verify the entire graduating class. Please keep this in mind when selecting your eligibility period, since free extensions of your chosen eligibility period are not provided.

Please feel free to contact us before you apply to find out if your graduation has already been verified. We can be reached at (817) 868-4041 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central).

ELIGIBILITY PERIODS
When selecting your eligibility period, please keep in mind that the busiest testing times at Prometric are May through July and November through December.

2019 Fees Effective Dates for 2019 Fees
 $875 Three-month eligibility periods that end in 2019.
The first eligibility period in which the 2019 fee will apply is November 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019.
The last eligibility period in which the 2019 fee will apply is October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019.

 

NOTE: 2020 eligibility periods will not be available until September 2019.

2020 Fees Effective Dates for 2020 Fees

$895               

Three-month eligibility periods that end in 2020.

The first eligibility period in which the 2020 fee will apply is November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020. 

The last eligibility period in which the 2020 fee will apply is October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.


IRREGULAR BEHAVIOR:
Remember, the stakes on a medical licensing exam are high! Don't do something that might jeopardize your future as a licensed physician. Be sure you understand all the USMLE policies on security and irregular behavior by viewing the security video here.     

INCLEMENT WEATHER:
For updates on the impact of inclement weather on USMLE Step 3 administrations, please go to the Prometric websiteIf your test center is closed due to inclement weather and you are not able to test, you must do the following: 

  • If you have not opened the exam at all (i.e., not yet taken Day 1), send an email to FSMB at usmle@fsmb.org 
  • If you have opened any part of the exam (i.e., started or completed Day 1), send an email to USMLE Test Admin at testadmin@nbme.org 
  • The email should include: your full name, USMLE ID, test center location, brief summary of the issue (e.g., center closed due to inclement weather) and the ticket number from Prometric, if provided.  

The test center closure will be verified directly with Prometric. This takes several business days. Once the closure is verified, you will be contacted via email with detailed information for rescheduling your test date(s). A free extension of your eligibility period will be provided, if needed, to allow you time to reschedule.  

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