USMLE Scores 2020
USMLE Scores 2020 - For Step 1, Step 2CK and Step 3, the USMLE 2020 scores are released within three to four weeks of the test date. However, in some cases there may be a delay, which is why candidates are suggested to wait for at least eight weeks to receive their score report notification. To calculate score, examinee responses are converted into raw score, which in turn is converted into a three-digit score. The USMLE 2020 scores for these steps are then checked for quality assurance before they are made available to the candidate. USMLE 2020 scores for Step 2 CS are determined in a different way; for example, standardized patient rating scales are converted to scores. Further, the results of the Step 2 CS are released simply as either pass or fail. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of USMLE scores 2020.
USMLE 2020 is a three-step exam for earning a license to practice medicine in the US.
Step 2 - It has two components: Clinical Skills (CS), Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK)
Step 1, Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK can be taken in any sequence, but Step 3 is allowed only after completion of all other steps.
USMLE 2020 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.
USMLE 2020 Scoring and Score Reporting
Steps 1, 2, CK and 3
How long does it take to get USMLE Results for a specific Step?
Scores of USMLE Steps 1, 2 CK, and 3, which are administered in computer-based mode, are normally available within three to four weeks from the test date. That being said, delays may occur for various reasons.
It is recommended that when selecting a test date, the applicants give themselves a eight week window to receive notification that the score report is available.
How to get USMLE Scores 2020?
Once result is declared, the applicant needs to follow the instructions mentioned in the email notification to access the USMLE 2020 scorecard.
The USMLE 2020 scorecard or report card will be available for a period of 365 days from the email notification.
USMLE transcript: After expiry of the 365 days, scores can be obtained in the form of an official USMLE transcript. The transcript will be available for free.
How to obtain USMLE Transcript
To receive the transcript or to send it to a third party, the applicant needs to contact the organization with whom the candidate registered for the exam. Also, transcripts will be sent to the candidate or any third party only on the payment of a specific fee.
USMLE 2020 transcript will carry following information
Applicant’s name and personal information, including date of birth
Complete examination history of the candidate
Any examination taken by the candidate for which results were not reported;
The transcript will also contain information on whether the candidate has previously appeared in NBME Parts I, II, or III, Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX), or ECFMG Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA);
Report of action taken against the candidate by the medical licensing authorities reported to the FSMB Board Action Databank.
Information regarding findings of irregular behavior and actions reported to the FSMB Physician Data Center.
USMLE Score recheck 2020
A rigorous process is used for scoring all the Steps and Step components of the USMLE. Therefore even if the candidate opts for USMLE opts for USMLE 2020 score recheck. There is little chance that there will be any change in USMLE score or pass/fail. If the candidate still wishes to go ahead with the recheck, the request for USMLE Score recheck 2020 has to be made through the right channel.
Request for USMLE 2020 score recheck has to be made through following channels:
USMLE 2020 score recheck
USMLE Cutoff Scores 2020
The USMLE result 2020 for Steps 1, 2 CK and 3 are reported on a 3-digit scale. To qualify in a step, the candidate has to score equivalent to or more than the cutoff mark determined for that step; refer the table below.
USMLE 2020 cut-off scores for Step 1, 2 CK and 3
Step 2 CK
Note: The result of USMLE 2020 Step 2 CS is reported as pass or fail; scores are not released.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - USMLE Scores 2020
Question: How will the result of USMLE 2020 Steps 1, CK and 3 be declared?
The result for these steps will be reported in the form of scores on a 3-digit scale.
Question: How will the result of USMLE 2020 Steps 2 CS be declared?
USMLE 2020 result for Step 2 CS will not be available in the form of scores, but simply as pass or fail.
Question: What are the minimum scores to qualify in Steps 1, 2 CK and 3?
The cutoff scores to qualify are 194 for Step 1, 209 for Step 2 CK and 196 for Step 3.
Question: How long does it take for scores of USMLE 2020 to be declared?
Scores for Steps 1, CK and 3 are typically released within 3-4 weeks of exam date. Step 2 CS however follows a different schedule.
Question: How can I obtain the official USMLE transcript or send it to a third party?
To obtain the transcript or to send it to a third party, you need to contact the organization through which you registered for the exam; a fee will be charged for the service.
Questions related to USMLE
Do the rank of college matter in matchmaking process of usmle?
While matching your programme to Medical Schools or Hospitals, USMLE scores do matter. The factors that are considered for Matching are:
- High USMLE scores
- Board scores of other residents in the programme vs the no.of attempts
- Any Clinical experience in the US
- If the programme you are applying for is open to IMG Candidates
- How many years out of medical school are you
- Strong letters of recommendation
- Languages that you speak
And to get place in a good hospital, these are the factors that you need to look into. And ofcourse the rank of the college matters but your placement or matching to that college depends on the above mentioned factors.
Applied to enough IMG friendly hospitals
I am in second year of MBBS . i am not sure if I want to pursue further career in india or abroad. also , I need a bit briefing about usmle .
If you are planning to settle abroad do PG in abroad and make sure that MCI has approved it. The medical council of India has approved PG courses only from these 5 countries- USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
I can get from your question that you are willing to write the US Medical License Exam (USMLE). Since you are an international applicant you need to score higher than the average marks scored by the US applicants.
All the best.
iv completed my mbbs in march 2020. now im planning to do internal medicine in US in 2022. id like to know a timeline regarding the same
Thank you for your query. If you want to study in USA you need to first get through IELTS with a score of atleat 7-8 in academic overall. Then you have to pass the medical exam in USA which is required to being qualified to get for a course on Internal medicine.
All the best
I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?
Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in San Francisco?
Well I guess they are because they get very good six figure salary and have a great job security although it's stressing but still they like their job cause they got into it knowing the stress it may carry. Neurosurgery is very much in demand and is a very great speciality in medical field.
I hope my answer helps.
All the best.