REMINDER: IMGs Participating in 2015 Match Should Apply for Step 2 CS Now

Source: ECFMG Reporter

To participate in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency MatchSM, international medical students/graduates must have passed all exams required for ECFMG Certification. If you plan to participate in the 2015 Match (in March 2015) and need to pass Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS), you must take Step 2 CS by December 31, 2014, to help ensure that your result will be available in time to participate in the 2015 Match.

If you need to pass Step 2 CS to participate in the 2015 Match, you should register for the exam now (provided you meet the eligibility requirements). If you do not register now and schedule soon, it is possible that you will not be able to obtain a test date in 2014.

At the time of this writing, the earliest available test date at any test center is in October 2014. If you register and schedule now, you can change your scheduled testing appointment (subject to availability) at no cost, provided you give more than 14 days notice.

Detailed information on the results reporting schedule for Step 2 CS is available on the ECFMG website.

Change in Minimum Passing Requirements for Step 2 CK

USMLE has posted an announcement that describes a change in the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) examination minimum passing score that will affect examinees testing on or after July 1, 2014. Examinees should read the full announcement on the USMLE website.