USMLE Scores 2018
Updated on May 11, 2018 - 4:33 p.m. IST by Shivani Bhatt

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.


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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.

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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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I am studying MBBS in China in Guangxi University Of Chinese medicine .This is my 3rd year .I am from India .I want to give USMLE and rest of the exams like MCI .How to apply what should I do now ..I need some suggestions

Animesh Vats Student Expert 18th Feb, 2020


Well I would like to tell you that after MBBS you can give USMLE exam in order to qualify for residency program in USA and for India you will have to give fmge qualifying exam and then you can practice medicine here. Either way the path is going to be difficult cause both the exams are difficult and USMLE happens in three levels.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.


I have completed my MBBS in China in Xiamen university in 2011. In 2013 I got married. In 2014 I cleared fmge and did internship in osmania hospital. After that I went to Qatar with my husband for 2 years. I got degree on Sept 2017. Next month Im flying to US withm eligible for applying usmle

Animesh Vats Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


Well I would like to tell you that after MBBS program ends a doctor can apply for USMLE exam . In USA once you are done with your studies, you are required to give USMLE exam which is organised in three levels and once you qualify all the three levels then you are allowed to get into residency program but finding one is really difficult. USMLE can not guarantee you residency rather it will only help you in allowing you to go search for residency in US hospitals. Same goes for international students as well but the level of difficulty is a lot and getting residency is the most difficult thing to do.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.


what is the process of usmle for pg course! l want all information regarding usmle please

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

You can appear for USMLE or United States Medical Licensing Examination in order to do medical pg courses from USA. It's same as All India PG Entrance exam where you study up all your MBBS Subjects and write the exam. USMLE is a three step process where you have to score a very high percentage. Based on your marks you will be given a stream to get your MD in. USMLE 1 and 2 can be given in India after getting an appointment but for Step 3 you have to go USA and sit for interview. You can check the detailed eligibility criteria here-


Why GATEIIT considered as the best Coaching centre for USMLE Licence exam preparation in India? How to join GATEIIT?

saad ali 29th Jan, 2020


GATEIIT is best in this domain for USMLE license preparation.

Well it is good because of the following reasons:

1) They are quite experienced in this field

2)Test series provided is very much similar to USMLE exam.

3) You are provided with several mock tests to give a brief idea about the exam.

To get admission in GATEIIT,you just have to pass 10+2 level of education.

Hope it helps!!


I am from India and I complete my MBBS degree from china but not clearing my FMGE exam..Can I eligible for USMLE EXAM?

Srijika Bhattacharyya 30th Jan, 2020
The USMLE exam has three steps- step 1, step 2cs and step 2ck.
The main eligibility criteria for USMLE is that you must have completed (in case of step 2) or must be pursuing(in case of step 1) mbbs in a medical college listed in the World directory of Medical colleges. If your college is listed in this directory you are eligible for the USMLE exam.
You can refer to this link for more details.
Hope this helps.

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