USMLE Admission 2014-15
The United States Medical Licensure Examination, commonly known as USMLE is a sequence of examinations which a medical candidate may appear for obtaining license in United States. The USMLE is funded by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. (FSMB), and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Eager individuals, who wish to appear in this medical examination, are advised to go through these details carefully and apply as soon as the next official announcement is made on its website i.e. usmle.org .
Applicants must be a medical student officially enrolled in, or a graduate of, a US or Canadian medical school program leading to the MD degree that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), OR equivalent from a US medical school leading to the DO degree that is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or a medical student from even outside the United States and Canada who meets the eligibility criteria of the ECFMG.
How to Apply:
Candidates, who are seeking to apply for USMLE examinations, must submit an application through the appropriate registration entity. The Thomson Corporation provides scheduling and test centers for the computer-based components of USMLE. Step first & Step two CK are given around the world at PTCs (Prometric Test Centers). Step 3 is given at PTCs in the United States and its territories only. Once the passing score for step1 or step 2CK is achieved, one cannot retake the exam in order to achieve a higher score, therefore it is important to be prepared to achieve high score.
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The USMLE assesses a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. The Examination comprises of 4 important parts: Step 1, which contains 336 multiple choice test items; Step 2 CK, which contains 352 multiple choice test items; Step CS, which has 12 patient cases to be encountered; Step 3, which contains 480 multiple choice test items.