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COVID Updates

March 31:

Free Eligibility Extensions:

  • In response to Prometric center closures due to COVID-19, we are extending eligibility periods for all examinees who currently have a scheduling permit with an unexpired eligibility period with an end date in 2020. The eligibility periods will be extended to have an end date of December 31, 2020.
  • Extensions will be processed in order of expiration date (in batches by which month the eligibility period ends in). We expect this will be completed by the week of April 13th.
  • Extending the eligibility period will not impact already scheduled appointments.
  • Eligibility periods will be extended automatically, requiring no action or fees from examinees.
  • Examinees will receive an email when their revised scheduling permits are available. 

USMLE COVID-19 Resource Page:

  • Visit the COVID-19 updates and resources page on the USMLE website for information and FAQs about USMLE responses to the pandemic, including information for examinees whose examination dates have been suspended or rescheduled. This information will be updated as the situation changes. 

Step 3 Registration & Eligibility Extension Functions:

  • Step 3 registration and eligibility extension functions on the FSMB website are expected to reopen on Thursday, April 2. 

Note:

  • Many of our staff are working remotely, so you may experience longer than normal response times when emailing or calling. We appreciate your patience. Stay healthy & well – we appreciate all you are doing for all patients right now!!

March 26:

  • We are extending eligibility periods for all examinees who currently have a scheduling permit with an unexpired eligibility period with an end date in 2020.
  • This process will continue into next week.
  • Eligibility periods will be extended automatically, requiring no action from examinees.
  • Examinees will receive an email when their revised scheduling permits are available.
  • Step 3 registration and eligibility extension functions on the FSMB website will remain closed while we complete this process.
  • Continue to check back here and the USMLE website for updates.
  • Many of our staff are working remotely, so you may experience longer than normal response times when emailing or calling. We appreciate your patience.

March 19: 

  • We will be extending eligibility periods for all examinees who currently have a scheduling permit with an unexpired eligibility period with an end date in 2020.
  • We anticipate processing the eligibility period extensions beginning early next week and into the following week.
  • Eligibility periods will be extended automatically, requiring no action from examinees.
  • Examinees will receive an email when their revised scheduling permits are available.
  • Continue to check back here and the USMLE website for updates.
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