ALL USMLE Prometric Testing Centers in the United States and Canada to be CLOSED for the Next 30 Days.
Prometric announced on their website today amidst growing coronavirus concerns that all testing centers located within the United States and Canada will be closed for the next 30 days (March 18th, 2020-April 16th, 2020.)
The decision came today following new guidance from the CDC reducing the number of people that should be able to congregate in the same space from 50 to 10 in the United States. The reduction comes in a bid to reduce coronavirus spread to to protect medical students.
Previously on the Prometric’s Coronavirus Update Page, students were to be allowed to take the USMLE wearing gloves and a face mask after being checked.
Of the decision to close all USMLE testing centers in the United States and Canada, Prometric stated,
“If you have an existing appointment with Prometric, you will receive email instructions on how to reschedule your appointment to a future date once it is safe to resume testing. No rescheduling fees will be applied. We are working with your exam sponsor to ensure all program requirements are met. Please note that if you choose to contact Prometric for assistance, hold times may be extended due to the volume of individuals we are attempting to support. We thank you for your patience.”
Despite the closures in the United States and Canada, some Prometric testing centers remain open (as of March 17th) in other parts of the world. USMLE Testing centers in Italy, Spain, China, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia remain closed until late March or early April. Several countries with only one Prometric location are also closed. The anticipated re-open dates for all closed test centers can be checked here. However, it is possible that the closure dates may be extended in certain countries.
To help keep track of open testing centers, we have created the below interactive map of USMLE test centers listed as open on the Prometric website. The map is intended to help medical students see easily when testing centers in their area reopen.
**We strongly advise against trying to travel to a different country to take a USMLE test at this time.**
To help contribute to the map by reporting an open center not listed on the map, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Map of Open Prometric Testing Centers