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.
Please also note that it can take up to 12 weeks after you graduate for FSMB to verify your graduation with your medical school. 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).
Most Step 3 scores are reported within 4 weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees who test in early 2019. The target date for reporting Step 3 scores for examinees testing in January and February 2019 is Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
No USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, or Step 3 examinations will be administered January 1-14, 2019.
2019 ELIGIBILITY PERIODS
2019 eligibility periods are now available, along with the 2019 USMLE Bulletin of Information. When selecting your eligibility period, please keep in mind that 1) USMLE is not given during the first two weeks in January and 2) 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.|
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For updates on the impact of inclement weather on USMLE Step 3 administrations, please go to the Prometric website. If 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 email@example.com
- If you have opened any part of the exam (i.e., started or completed Day 1), send an email to USMLE Test Admin at firstname.lastname@example.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.