The NBME announced several policy changes on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at noon EST.

  • A decrease in the total number of attempts for Step 1 from 6 to 4
  • The requirement to pass USMLE Step 1 in order to sit for Step 2 CS
  • USMLE Step 1 will become a Pass/Fail exam in 2020. Step 2 CK will remain scored. No changes to Step 3.

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