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  1. Step 3 Exam Update

  2. GME Policy 1.3. A. Post-Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Residents 1. PGY-1 Exam Requirements Quick Reminder “All post-graduate year one (PGY-1) residents are required to pass Steps 1 and 2 (CK and CS) of the USMLE (or equivalent exams for DOs) prior to beginning residency training, and must show evidence of that as part of the credentialing process. All PGY-1 residents are required to take and pass USMLE Step 3 (or equivalent exam for DOs), receive scores, and provide evidence of a passing score to the Graduate Medical Education Office by the last day of the PGY-1 year.”

  3. From the FSMB website

  4. Changes • Test can be scheduled on non-consecutive days • New exam subcategories • NOT need to apply for Step 3 under eligibility requirements of a specific licensing state authority

  5. So, here’s the story • Last day to register for the CURRENT Step 3 exam is July 18, 2014, 4 pm MST • Can schedule to take this exam in August and September

  6. The story continued • Registration for RESTRUCTRED Step 3 exam begins August 1st • This exam will be administered starting in November • No exams are offered in October due to the transition

  7. The story continued • 3 month window from the time you apply to the time you take the exam

  8. The story continued • Those taking the exam on or after Nov. 1, 2014, FSMB does not expect to release any scores until the first week of April 2015! • That is 4 MONTHS later

  9. GME Requirement All residents will be required to take Step 3 no later than: FEBRUARY 2015

  10. What to expect • The first week of July you will see a long email from me with instructions to begin registration • I want your exam dates • Or exam month

  11. Bottom Line • Window of 6 months to take Step 3 for the 2014-2015 FY August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015