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USMLE Step 1 Timing Requirements Policy

USMLE Step 1 Timing Requirements
Effective upon approval (4/4/16) for all students matriculating from August 2016 onwards (Class of 2020 onwards)

FOM 2 students will be required to take Step 1 prior to beginning their CCE year and to pass Step 1 before continuing in the CCE year. In addition to this, completion of all FOM 2 coursework is required for taking Step 1.

A student who fails three attempts at Step 1 will be referred to the Progress Board.

MD/PhD students will continue to be required to take and pass Step 1 prior to entry into Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, consistent with current practice.

Eligibility for USMLE Examinations for Students on Leave of Absence
Effective upon approval (4/4/16) for all current and future students

Students on leave of absence may be certified eligible to sit for USMLE licensing exams.