USMLE Exam Dates 2021
USMLE Exam Dates 2021 - If you are planning to take the USMLE exam for practicing medicine in the US, please note that there are no specific exam dates of USMLE as such. Rather you have the option of choosing an eligibility period within which to take the exam. The USMLE exam would be administered within that period. That being said, the eligibility period cannot fall in the first week of January and on major holidays, even though the USMLE exam is available round the year. Once the USMLE applicant selects an eligibility period as per the Step (or Step component) they are appearing in, they will be issued scheduling permit along with an eligibility period. The candidate can use the scheduling permit to schedule the test through the relevant website.
Go through the rest of the article to check USMLE 2021 exam dates for step 1, step 2 (CS & CK) and step 3.
USMLE Eligibility Period 2021
Each step of the USMLE 2021 will have its own eligibility period, which will be issued at the time of registration along with a scheduling permit. The candidate after registration will be able to schedule an exam date (provided there are test dates available) using the permit. Each eligibility period will have a number of slots, but all slots may not be available as some of them may fill up.
Check the table below for USMLE eligibility periods for Step 1, Step 2(CK and CS) and Step 3:
USMLE Exam Dates 2021 - Eligibility Period
Eligibility period and scheduling test date
Step 1 and Step 2 CK
Step 2 CS
USMLE Application Process and Fees
How to apply
$965 - Examination Fee + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the United States and Canada
Apply through ECFMG on IWA (Interactive Web Applications)
Step 2 CK
Step 2 CK$965 - Examination Fee + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the United States and Canada
Apply through ECFMG on IWA
Step 2 CS
$1,600 - Examination Fee
Apply through ECFMG on IWA
Apply through FSMB.
Score Reporting Schedule - Step 2 CS
Reporting Start Date
Reporting End Date
January 1 - January 25
March 4, 2020
March 25, 2020
January 26 - March 28
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
March 29 - May 23*
June 24, 2020
July 22, 2020
May 24 - July 18
August 19, 2020
September 16, 2020
July 19 - September 12
October 14, 2020
November 11, 2020
September 13 - November 7
December 16, 2020
January 13, 2021
November 8 - December 31
February 3, 2021
February 24, 2021
*Step 2 CS exam is not administered from March 22 to March 30.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - USMLE Exam Dates 2021
Question: When will various steps of the USMLE 2021 exam be conducted?
USMLE doesn’t release any specific exam dates as such, rather the candidate has to schedule the exam date for the Step after registration and receipt of eligibility period.
Question: Is the USMLE exam conducted throughout the year?
The exam is administered round the year, but eligibility period cannot fall in the first week of January and on major holidays. `
Question: How does a candidate schedule a test date?
Upon registration, scheduling permit and eligibility period will be issued. The applicant can use the permit to schedule a test date.
Question: How are USMLE 2021 exam dates slotted?
Exam dates are slotted as per the eligibility period issued at the time of registration.
Questions related to USMLE
Im a med 2 student 3rd semester studying in Kyrgyzstan. currently I was preparing for usmle step 1 but matter is that if our university conducted online classes for 4th semester, will there is any affect /problem to me for usmle or plab?
As per prior information it may be said that there will be no problem of taking your class for fourth semester of second year MBBS in Kirzygsthan. Because there there will be no interconnection have for the classes of MBBS and the classes of step 1 USMLE I.e. United States medical licence examination or PLAB means Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test whitch is taken for qualifying the doctors ability and quality for practice in UK.
Hope this helps.
what are the eligibility criteria of USMLE step 2
To be eligible for USMLE step 2 candidates must be officially enrolled in, or a graduate of, a medical school outside the US and Canada listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements. A maximum of three attempts is allowed in a 12-month period. As long as the college you have studied is listed in the Directory of Medical Schools then you will be eligible for USMLE step 1 as well as step 2.
HEY I AM SIDHANT HERE can you tell IT IS NECESSARY TO DO NEET PG AFTER DOING MBBS FOR (USMLE)
HEY I AM SIDHANT HERE MY QUESTION IS IN USMLE PG FROM NEET IS REQUIRED OR NOT IF IT IS REQUIRED THEN TELL ME ALL ABOUT THAT PLEASE?
Unlike MBBS , in which you have to qualify NEET UG to be able to get admission abroad for MBBS, in PG there is no requirement to qualify NEET PG first. You can directly do a PG abroad but there are a few conditions attached. MCI recognizes the PG degree from only 5 countries which are USA,UK,New Zealand, Australia and Canada. If you want to do your PG in USA you only have to give USMLE which is a Multi stage exam and requires travel to USA. Compared to it NEET PG is a single step exam (and is not that expensive) so you can give it to if you want to.
Alternatively, you can also apply for PG in UK (which is a very good option for Indians) for which you will have to give PLAB exam.
Hlo sir, Is it possible for me to clear USMLE and practice as a cardiologist in USA or Canada after purchasing Phd in cardiology after Msc Cardiac care technology In short with out MBBS will I get medical registrationin USA as doctor.
There is no interrelation between your options. To take up USMLE, you should me a Medical Student and should be officially enrolled in a US or a Canadian Medical School programme that leads to an MD degree. You can also be a Medical graduate.In short, USMLE is for Doctors and its a license exam for Medical Students. Ph.D in Cardiology is not a Medical Degree. It is a doctoral degree after you complete either your MS or MD and not after M.Sc Cardiac Care Technology. M.Sc in CCT involves study of invasive cardiacvascular procedures like Angioplasty, Cardiac catheterisation, devise closure and electrophysiology. Candidates with a Masters degree in CCT can only assist Cardiologists but cannot act as Cardiologists themselves. This course helps you to work in Operating rooms of Cardiac Catheterisations, non invasive analysis, etc but does not help you become a Cardiologist at any given point. This course only teaches you to operate the equipment but not treat the human heart. To become a Cardiologist, you need to study MBBS, pursue MS/MD and then appear for USMLE to practise abroad.