About the Exam


*The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).”

*The USMLE assesses a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. Each of the three Steps of the USMLE complements the others; no Step can stand alone in the assessment of readiness for medical licensure. Because individual medical licensing authorities make decisions regarding use of USMLE results, physicians seeking licensure should contact the jurisdiction where they intend to apply for licensure to obtain complete information. Also, the FSMB can provide general information on medical licensure. Find out more about the USMLE » (http://www.usmle.org/about/)”

(Reference: http://www.usmle.org/)

*Copyright © 1996-2015 Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®). All rights reserved. The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE® ) is a joint program of the FSMB and the NBME.

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