USMLE Scores 2018
Shivani Bhatt, 11 May 2018, #USMLE

USMLE Scores 2018 - The USMLE 2018 scores are released after three to four weeks after the tests that is Step 1, Step 2CK and Step 3. Candidates are suggested to wait for at least eight weeks to receive their score report notification. The USMLE Step 2 CS has a separate schedule, the results of the Step 2 CS are released on a Wednesday. The result of Step 2 CS is declared as either pass or fail. The minimum USMLE scores 2018 to pass an exam has been outlined by the USMLE. The minimum scores for each step are given below.


USMLE Step 1 aims to assess the understanding and application of basic concept abilities of the aspirants. USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) evaluates if the aspirant can apply the medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science important for patient care under supervision and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. USMLE Step 3 assesses if the aspirant can apply medical know-how and understanding of biomedical and clinical science important for the unsupervised practice of medicine, with emphasis on patient management.


For USMLE Step 2 CS, the aspirants will be scored in three main sub-components separately. The three components are:

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS)

  • Spoken English Proficiency (SEP), and

  • Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE)

To pass the USMLE Step 2, aspirants have to pass all the three sub-components in a one single test.

The reported USMLE scores for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 range from 1 to 300.


Minimum USMLE 2018 scores required for Step 1, 2 and 3

Step 1: 194

Step 2 CK: 209

Step 3: 196


USMLE 2018 Scores Reporting Schedule for Step 2 CS

Testing Period

Reporting Start Date

Reporting End Date

January 1 - January 27

March 7

March 28

January 28 - March 24

April 25

May 23

March 25 - May 19*

June 20

July 18

May 20 - July 14

August 15

September 12

July 15 - September 8

October 10

November 7

September 9 - November 3

December 12

January 9, 2019

November 4 - December 31

January 30, 2019

February 20, 2019

USMLE 2019 Reporting Schedule - Step 2 CS

Testing Period

Reporting Start Date

Reporting End Date

January 1 - January 26

March 6

March 27

January 27 - March 23*

April 24

May 22

March 24 - May 18*

June 19

July 17

May 19 - July 13

August 14

September 11

July 14 - September 7

October 9

November 6

September 8 - November 2

December 11

January 8, 2020

November 3 - December 31

January 29, 2020

February 19, 2020

*Step 2 CS exams will not be delivered from March 22 – March 30.


How to get USMLE Scores 2018

The notification of USMLE 2018 Score would be done on the USMLE registered mail id. The USMLE scores 2018 will be available on the website for 120 days. Candidates are suggested to download the USMLE 2018 score report within this period. Once the score report is removed from the website, USMLE will provide the score report, the official transcript, to the candidate for a fee.

  1. Candidates are required to log in to their USMLE accounts with their ID and password to get their USMLE scores and download their USMLE transcript 2018.

  2. The international aspirants are required to log in their ECFMG accounts to know their scores and download their transcripts.

  3. The USMLE scores 2018 are visible on the website for 120 days only. Once the 120 days are up, candidates can request to ECFMG/USMLE for their official transcript which would be provided for a fee.

USMLE 2018 transcript will have the following information

  • The name of the candidate and his/her personal identification information, including their date of birth

  • Candidate’s full examination history of all Steps and Step Components;

  • Any examination that the candidate has taken for which results were not reported;

  • The transcript will also mention if the candidate has previously taken the NBME Parts I, II, or III, Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX), or ECFMG Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA);

  • Annotation(s) and information documenting classification of any scores as indeterminate and if any irregular behaviour was documented from the candidate

  • Annotation(s) of any actions taken against the candidate by the medical licensing authorities reported to the FSMB Board Action Databank.

USMLE Score recheck

USMLE scoring is a rigorous process and chances of irregularity in scoring and reporting is miniscule. In case the candidate wants USMLE to recheck the scores provided, they can send in their written request with the fee within a 90 days of the USMLE score 2018 release.

The candidates have to send in their request to the following authority and addresses.

Exam authority

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The United States Medical Licensing Examination or USMLE is a medical screening/licensing exam for medical students aspiring to practice medicine/ healthcare in the USA. The examination conducted in 3 steps is conducted by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). International aspirants are required to register for USMLE 2018 through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). ECFMG assesses international medical students aspiring to enter into a residency programme in USA.


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