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1 USMLE-General

1. Do the Steps have to be taken at particular points during my medical education and career?

You must pass Step 1 and Step 2 before you are eligible to take Step 3. In LCME-accredited medical schools, although Step 1 and Step 2 can be taken in any order, most students will take Step 1 at the end of their second year and Step 2 in their fourth year; Step 3 is usually taken during the first or second year of postgraduate training. Students and graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada should contact the ECFMG for information on ECFMG Certification and Step 1 and Step 2 eligibility. Most medical licensing authorities require completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 within a seven-year period, which begins when you pass your first Step.

2. Is there a limit on the number of times Steps can be taken?

Any limits are established by the individual medical licensing boards, and they can vary from three to six times, while a few states have no limit. Once again, you should check this with the FSMB or the individual licensing authority in the state where you intend to apply for licensure.

3. What is ERAS?

ERAS®, the Electronic Residency Application Service, is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and was developed to transmit residency applications via the Internet, including electronic transmittal of USMLE transcripts to residency programs which participate in ERAS. Information on electronic transmittal of USMLE transcripts through ERAS is available for students and graduates of accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada from the medical schools. ERAS is available to students and graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada through ECFMG; instructions are included at

4. What is USMLE?

USMLE stands for the United States Medical Licensing Examination. It is a professional test to assess the professional abilities of a medical practitioner before being granted a medical practice license in the United States. The test is conducted by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). It is taken in three parts known as Steps. USMLE Step 2 is further divided into two steps- USMLE Step 2 CK and USMLE Step 2 CS.

5. Why do I need to take the USMLE test?

It is mandatory for all medical students and practitioners, from within the United States or outside the United States, to clear USMLE test in order to have a medical license needed to practice medicine in the United States. It consists of three Steps and all three must be passed before applying for the license.

6. Do I really need help in USMLE preparation? Can't I do this on my own?

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