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USMLE Step 2 Timing Requirements Policy

Students are required to take the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Examination no later than August 31st of their Advanced Studies year.  Additionally, each student must have a passing score available at the time that the school certifies students for the NRMP Main Residency Match. Students who have not passed Step 2CS at the time of certification for the Match will not be certified by the medical school.

Students must plan their schedules in order to met these deadlines and are encouraged to consult with the Center for Academic Achievement if they have questions regarding then optimal timing of their exam.

Students are required to take the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) Examination no later than December 15th of their Advanced Studies year.

Failure to take either of the Step 2 examinations by the specified deadlines will result in the student’s not being permitted to continue clinical coursework (required or elective) until the examination is taken. Requests for exceptions to this policy on timing of Step 2CS and 2CK must be presented in writing to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, who will bring the request to the CSAEB.

This policy change applies to all students graduating in the Class of 2021 and later, regardless of year of matriculation.

Applicability: All students graduating Class of 2021 and later