Taking the restructured USMLE STEP 3 ? Starting NOVEMBER 2014, Step 3 undergoes some changes!

Archer USMLE Theory Courses have placed huge emphasis on Preventive Medicine, Ethics, Patho-physiology which are going to be tested even more frequently on restructured USMLE Step 3.

Please note USMLE Step 3 CCS will be administered on Day 2 and content , software and format of CCS will remain the same as before!! You may access CCS Workshop at CCS Workshop 

Changes to USMLE 2014 – 2015
As medicine and medical education have changed over the years, so have USMLE examinations evolved since they were first administered in 1992. This is a brief summary of planned changes for the next few years.


What WILL change?

Beginning November 3, 2014, examinees will:

 Be able to take the exam on two consecutive or non-consecutive days;

 NOT need to apply for Step 3 under the eligibility requirements of a specific medical licensing authority;

 See increased numbers of items that assess an expanded range of competency-based content, including foundational science essential for effective healthcare; biostatistics, epidemiology, and population health; literature interpretation; medical ethics; and patient safety. The two exam days will be named Step 3 Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP) and Step 3 Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM).

What WILL NOT change?

The Step 3 exam will continue to:

 Focus on knowledge and application of the biomedical and clinical sciences necessary for independent patient care;

 Include multiple-choice questions and computer-based case simulations;

 Be administered over two days, for a total time comparable to current testing time;

 Result in a single score (with graphical performance profile information) and a single pass/fail outcome after completion of both examination days.

 Be administered at Prometric test centers throughout the United States.

Important to Note : ( Taken from USMLE Official website) :

 Applications for the restructured Step 3 examination will be accepted starting on August 4, 2014.

 No Step 3 examinations will be administered during most or all of October 2014.

 Administration of the restructured Step 3 exam will begin on November 3, 2014.

 There will be a score delay following introduction of the restructured Step 3 examination on November 3, 2014. The duration of the score delay will be determined by examinee volume during the early months of exam administration. Based on historic trends, we estimate that scores for Step 3 exams taken on or after November 3, 2014 will be released in April 2015.


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  1. When the score report delay will end?

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