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USMLE Step 3 2024 Exam Dates and Costs

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A doctor wearing a lab coat holding a graduation cap after having completed his USMLE Step 3 exam.

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USMLE Step 3 is the final exam in the series for obtaining a medical license. In this blog, we'll discuss the USMLE Step 3 2024 exam dates, costs, registration, and required materials.     USMLE Step 3 Format   Unlike the prior two Step exams, Step 3 is administered over...

Two New CCSSA NBMEs Are Coming for USMLE Step 2 CK

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A medical student taking a USMLE Step 2 CK practice test in a library un front of a computer.

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The NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners) is releasing new CCSSAs (Comprehensive Clinical Science Self-Assessment) forms this spring on May 22nd, 2023.  What do two new Step 2 CK NBMEs mean for your study plan?    There are a few different factors that can be helpful in predicting your Step...

USMLE Step 3 Passing Score & What To Do If You Don’t Make It

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What is a Passing Score on USMLE Step 3?   Currently, the passing score for Step 3 is 198. Per the USMLE website, that typically translates to getting about 60% of questions correct on the exam. This can be a good marker to use when completing practice questions and helps...

You Just Found Out Your USMLE Step 2 CK Score! Now What?

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An excited medical school student sitting in front of a computer after having found out his Step 2 CK score.

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Congratulations on completing USMLE Step 2 CK! After waiting for several weeks the Step 2 CK score release day is here! What are the next steps that you need to consider?   When is the Step 2 CK Score Release?   If you still don't know what your Step 2...

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