If you have already been granted a license by a US medical licensing authority based on previous licensure examinations, such as the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) or the NBME Certifying examinations, you are not eligible to take the USMLE.
If you are dismissed or withdraw(n) from medical school, you are not eligible for USMLE, even if you are appealing the school’s decision to dismiss you or are otherwise contesting your status.
The USMLE does not provide scores or outcomes by telephone, email, or fax to anyone. The scoring process is not expedited or accelerated for any individual or group.
Individuals who passed Step 2 prior to the implementation of Step 2 CS are not permitted to take Step 2 CK, except under the specific exceptions to the retake policy approved by the Composite Committee, but are permitted to take Step 2 CS, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.
Individuals who were not required to pass Step 2 CS for Step 3 eligibility but elect to take Step 2 CS and subsequently fail the examination are not eligible for Step 3 until they have passed Step 2 CS (most recent administration) and the individual meets all other Step 3 requirements.
Individuals who hold valid Fifth Pathway certificates issued through December 31, 2009, and are otherwise eligible, may use their Fifth Pathway certificates to meet Step 3 eligibility requirements for applications submitted through December 31, 2016. Effective January 1, 2017, the USMLE Program will no longer accept Fifth Pathway certificates for the purpose of meeting Step 3 eligibility requirements. Individuals holding Fifth Pathway certificates that are not accepted by the USMLE Program for purposes of meeting Step 3 eligibility must obtain ECFMG certification in order to meet Step 3 eligibility requirements.
If you violate these Rules of Conduct, you may be directed to leave the test center before completing your examination. Also, evidence of violation of any test administration rule, including these Rules of Conduct, will result in actions being taken under the USMLE policies and procedures on irregular behavior. If you are found to have engaged in irregular behavior, your score report and transcripts will include this finding, and you may be barred from taking the USMLE in the future, and your score may be canceled.