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Academic Success

Academic Success at the School of Medicine

USMLE Advisement

The Office of Academic Success supports students in their preparation for the USMLE Step exams through large group, small group, and individual counseling.  Check out our Zucker SOM Step 1 Resources and Support for 2019-2020 and the Introduction to Step 1 for Class of 2023.

Our services include advisement on:

For more resources, visit LibGUide SOM Board Exam Resources

NBME Announcements

Step 1 and Step 2 CK – score delays in 2021
Most Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores are reported within 3-4 weeks of testing. However, because of necessary annual modifications....|Read More|

Corona Virus Update
Based on updated information and after careful consideration, we have decided to extend the closure of test centers in the U.S. and Canada through April 30th, with planned resumption of testing on May 1st....|Read More|

Upcoming CSEC Test Center Closures
All CSEC test centers will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020.  We hope to resume operations of all centers on Monday April 13, 2020.  Given the fluid nature of this situation, please be aware these dates are subject to change. Please monitor www.usmle.org for updates.

Step 1 examinations will include an increased number of questions that assess communications skills
Beginning in May 2020, Step 1 examinations will include an increased number of questions that assess communications skills...|Read More|

Change to pass/fail score reporting for Step 1
The USMLE program will change score reporting for Step 1 from a three-digit numeric score to reporting only a pass/fail outcome. This policy will take effect no earlier than January 1, 2022, with further details...|Read More|

Step 1 - Delay in Score Reporting
If examinees need to receive Step 1 scores before July 8, 2020, it is recommended that they take the exam no later than May 3, 2020...|Read More|

Change in Minimum Passing Score for Step 3
The recommended Step 3 minimum passing score will change from 196 to 198. This change will affect examinees who take a Step 3 examination that begins on or after January 1, 2020...|Read More|

USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Content Changes Scheduled for Mid-2020
Beginning in mid-2020, the Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) examinations will include an increased number of questions assessing communication skills, system-based practice...|Read More|

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