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USMLE Registration - Step 2

The USMLE Bulletin of Information, Content Description and Sample Test Materials, and more information may be obtained from the NBME website (www.nbme.org).  Students must take Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) by December 31st of their fourth year. During creation of fourth year schedules, students should designate appropriate time for taking these examinations.

  • Application

    To apply for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Clinical Skills (CS) examinations, go to the NBME web site at www.nbme.org and click on the "Students & Residents" link at left, then on the "Login to NBME Licensing Examination Services".
    The official month for graduation is "May". Please fill out the portion of your test application that requests "Date Medical Degree Expected/Conferred" accordingly.

  • Payment

    Payment for the examinations must be made directly to the NBME during registration by using a credit card or submitting a U.S. check or money order. If you pay by check or money order you must submit a copy of the Fee Payment Form located online.  

  • Verification
    After the NBME receives your online application for Step 2 CK or Step 2 CS, you will be verified by the Office of Student Records prior to setting up your testing dates. Verifications are done after your registration information is received by the Office of Student Records from the NBME. The site is checked every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Scheduling

    You will receive a scheduling permit of confirmation from the NBME approximately four to six weeks after your application has been processed. At that time, you should contact Prometric, Inc. (www.prometric.com) to schedule your Step 2 CK or Step 2 CS examination test date.  NOTE: Step 2 CS confirmation will be sent via e-mail; please follow the instructions on the scheduling permit.

IMPORTANT: When you go to take the exam, you must present your scheduling permit and an unexpired, government-issued form of identification that includes both your photo and signature, i.e., a driver’s license or passport. The name on your ID must be an exact match with the name you used to register for the exam.


If you have any questions about the application and registration process, please contact Annalise Ellis, Director of Student Records.
NOTE: If you wish to request any accommodations during the test administration, you must provide additional information required by the NBME Office that includes specific, current documentation related to the requested accommodation. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Office of Academic Success prior to registering for Step 2.

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