USMLE Test Centres 2020
USMLE Test Centres 2020 - Step 1 and Step 2 CK of USMLE exam is conducted by testing agency, Prometric, across various USMLE 2020 test centres in the world, including in India. The candidate has the option to select a USMLE test centre 2020 in the country of their residence. For USMLE Step 2 CS and Step 3, there are no international USMLE test centres. Step 2 CS component will be offline-based and conducted at six testing centres in the US. Likewise, Step 3 of USMLE 2020 is available only in the US and its territories. Consequently, to take Step 2 CS and Step 3, the international applicants have to travel to the states and take the test there. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of USMLE test centres 2020.
USMLE 2020 Step 1 and Step 2 CK - Test Centres
Location of Prometric Testing Centers
Step 1 Surcharge
Step 2 CK Surcharge
United States and Canada
Test centers are located in every U.S. state, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Test centers are located in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda
(For centers in Egypt, select Middle East testing region.)
Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, People’s Republic of China (For Hong Kong, select Asia testing region. For centers in other available cities in the PRC, select China testing region.), Philippines, and Singapore
(For centers in India, select India testing region.)
Australia and New Zealand
People’s Republic of China
(For Hong Kong, select Asia testing region. For centers in other available cities in the PRC, select China testing region.)
Armenia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela
Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates
(For centers in Israel, select Europe testing region.)
USMLE Test Centres for Step 2 CS
The Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination will be administered at six testing centers in the US. International students can select an USMLE 2020 test centre at any of these locations through ECFMG.
Philadelphia (2 centres).
USMLE Test Centres for Step 3
Step 3 of the USMLE will be administered only in the US and its territories. To find a test centre for USMLE Step 3, the applicant has to visit the Prometric website.
How to select USMLE 2020 test centres in your location?
Prometric has testing centres spread across the world. So the applicant can easily find and select a convenient USMLE 2020 test centre in their country. But before the candidate can select a USMLE exam centre 2020, he/she has to first get registered for the USMLE 2020 Step or Step Component.
Once registration is done, go to the Prometric website and select a testing date and location to take the test.
Steps to select a USMLE Test Centres 2020
The Prometric conducts different tests like USMLE, TOEFL, and GRE. Select “USMLE” from the given list of exams.
The candidate has to next select the USMLE step or USMLE practice exam.
If Step 1 and Step 2 CK is selected, a list of countries will pop-up. Select your country and state
However if Step 3 is selected, USMLE test centres 2020 in the US and its territories will be displayed and the candidate may select a suitable option.
The candidate will next have to schedule the test (explained in detail below)
USMLE 2020: Scheduling the test
Issue of scheduling permit: The permit will be issued upon successful registration for the exam along with the eligibility period.
Appointment Scheduling: After receiving a scheduling permit, the test can be scheduled online with Prometric. Applicants have to share their email id and phone number to schedule the test.
Locate a test centre: Once the test date is scheduled, select a convenient USMLE 2020 test centre. Enter your address or the name of the city to get a list of USMLE test centres available within a distance of 400 miles.
Confirm seat availability: It is important that the preferred test centre is not filled up, or else it will not be available. Also note that USMLE 2020 testing date should be within the selected eligibility period.
Selecting the USMLE testing date: If there are available seats in the preferred USMLE test centres 2020, book the test date.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - USMLE Test Centres 2020
Question: Where can one take USMLE Steps 1 and 2 CK?
Testing agency Prometric conducts Steps 1 and 2 CK and has USMLE 2020 test centers across the globe.
Question: How can one select an USMLE 2020 test center?
The candidate has to first get registered for a step, upon which eligibility period and scheduling permit will be issued. Using the permit the candidate can schedule the test.
Question: In how many test centres USMLE 2020 Step 2 CS is conducted?
Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination will be administered at six testing centers in the US: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia (2).
Question: Where can an applicant take the USMLE Step 3?
The step is administered only in the US and its territories.
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.