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Transcripts Overview

In response to COVID-19, the FSMB is providing official USMLE, FLEX, and SPEX transcripts to all entities and individuals in an electronic (PDF) format. See the Method of Delivery section below for details. 

Transcripts Available through FSMB 

FSMB only produces official transcripts for the FLEX, SPEX, and USMLE examinations. 

If you need scores for other examinations – NBME, NBOME, COMLEX-USA, State Board Exams, LMCC – please review the Transcripts FAQs

If you have taken any component of the NBME Parts Exam in conjunction with the USMLE, you must request your transcripts from the NBME. NBME will provide both transcripts (for NBME Parts and USMLE) in these instances. 

USMLE Transcripts 

If you have registered for or taken USMLE Step 3:

  • Submit your transcript request through the FSMB.

If you have not registered for or taken USMLE Step 3 and need to send a transcript to a medical licensing authority:

  • Submit your transcript request through the FSMB.

If you have not registered for or taken USMLE Step 3 and need to send a transcript to an entity or individual other than a medical licensing authority:

  • Submit your transcript request through the entity that registered you for Step 1 or 2 (ECFMG or NBME).

If you have taken any component of the NBME Parts Exam in conjunction with the USMLE:

  • Submit your transcript request through the NBME. NBME will provide both transcripts (for NBME Parts and USMLE) in these instances.

Fees 

Transcript fees are non-refundable.

  • Please make sure you need a transcript and have entered the correct recipients before submitting a transcript request.  

The transcript fee is $70. 

You can request transcripts to be sent to up to two recipients for each $70 fee.

  • 1-2 recipients (e.g., state medical board and self) = $70
  • 3-4 recipients (e.g., state medical board, self and hospital) = $140
  • 5-6 recipients = $210; etc.

Cancellations/Changes 

Once you submit a transcript request(s), it cannot be cancelled.

  • Please make sure you need a transcript and have entered the correct recipients before submitting a transcript request.  

Transcripts will only be sent to the recipient(s) listed on the request.

  • The recipient(s) cannot be changed.
  • Additional recipients cannot be added later.  

FSMB will not hold a transcript pending the release of scores at a later date.

  • If you have recently taken a USMLE Step and need that score to appear on your transcript, do not submit a transcript request until you have received your official score report.
  • Your transcript cannot not be cancelled, and your fees will not be refunded, if you submit a transcript request before your scores are released to you. 

Processing Time 

All requests are processed as they are received. 

FSMB issues transcripts within three business days of receiving the completed transcript request and fee.

  • Transcripts are processed Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central)
  • Any office closures will be noted on the FSMB website. 

Processing will be delayed if there is a discrepancy between the name or date of birth provided on the transcript request and what we have in our database.

  • All discrepancies are reviewed, verified (you must provide documentation verifying your name or date of birth) and corrected before the transcript is released.

Method of Delivery  

All exam scores are confidential; an official transcript request must be submitted in order for FSMB to provide your transcript to you or to a third party.  

Scores will not be provided over the phone.

In response to COVID-19, the FSMB is providing official USMLE, FLEX, and SPEX transcripts to all entities and individuals in an electronic (PDF) format: 

  • State Boards – State medical and osteopathic boards will continue to receive transcripts electronically through a secure website.   
  • Physician (self) – Transcript will be sent to you via email at the email address you provide via the transcript request. The email will include a link for you to access and download the transcript.  
  • Entities other than state boards and individuals other than Self (e.g., residency program, hospital, employer, parents) – Transcript will be sent to the entity or individual via email at the email address you provide via the transcript request. The email will include a link for the entity/individual to access and download the transcript. 

Information Provided on Transcript 

FSMB reports all available exam history. If you have history/scores for multiple examinations (e.g., USMLE and FLEX), transcripts for all examinations will be included. 

The official transcript includes the following:

  • Biographical information (name and date of birth).
  • Complete score/attempt history, including incomplete attempts. (Some state boards count incomplete attempts toward their exam attempt limits.)  
  • Indication of whether any disciplinary action has been reported to the FSMB by a state board or other regulatory agency. If action has been reported, a FSMB Physician Data Center (PDC) profile will be included.
  • Information regarding findings of irregular behavior and actions reported to the FSMB. Individuals found to have engaged in irregular behavior during a USMLE exam will have an annotation on the transcript, and the decision letter from the USMLE Committee for Individualized Review will be included. If the irregular behavior was reported to the FSMB’s Physician Data Center, a PDC profile will also be included.

 

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