USMLE Exam Dates 2019
Bedasree Das, 01 May 2018
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USMLE exam dates 2019: There are no specific exam dates of USMLE to choose from. However, aspirants are given the opportunity to choose an eligibility period within which they have to take the USMLE exam. While USMLE is available year round, your eligibility period cannot fall in the first week of January and on major holidays. Applicants are notified of the same when they apply for USMLE. In this article, candidates can check USMLE 2019 exam dates for step 1, step 2 (CS & CK) and step 3.

Eligibility period for USMLE 2019:

Each step of USMLE has its own eligibility period.  While applying for USMLE, students can select any given eligibility period and if there are USMLE exam dates available within that period, you can appear for the USMLE step. However, each step has its own eligibility period and the USMLE exam dates 2019 are slotted on the basis of the eligibility period. Here are the USMLE eligibility periods for USMLE Step 1, Step 2(CK and CS) and Step 3:

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USMLE exam dates 2019 - Eligibility period and Fees


Eligibility period

Test Fees

USMLE Step 1

3 months

Eligibility period begins- November 1, 2018-January 31, 2019

Eligibility period ends- October 1, 2019-December 31, 2019


USMLE Step 2 - CK

3 months

Eligibility period begins- January 1, 2019


USMLE Step 2 - CS

12 months

Eligibility period begins- January 1, 2019


USMLE Step 3

3 months


USMLE Step 2 CS is a simulated test where candidates have to face trained patients.  This test can only be taken at selective 6 centres in the US. Hence, international students have to travel to the US and are given a wider period as eligibility to arrange for their visa and other travel documents.

Aspirants have to select their eligibility period at the time of USMLE registration. While international students can register for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK and CS) through ECFMG, for USMLE Step 3 they have to register through the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). Like Step 2 CS, USMLE Step 3 also has to be taken in the USA and the USMLE exam dates 2019 are also given in the same way.

The USMLE is a screening test for medical graduates who want to practice medicine in the USA. International students can join the residency programme of the three-step examination which is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). International students can apply for USMLE through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), which assesses international medical students who want to enter into a residency programme in the USA. 


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