Posted September 15, 2021
USMLE Step 1 score reporting will transition from a numeric score and pass/fail outcome to pass/fail only for exams taken on or after January 26, 2022. The USMLE program views this change as an important first step toward facilitating broader, system-wide changes to improve the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education.
|Dates for USMLE Step 1 Transition to Pass/Fail OnlyTransition Begins with Exams Taken on or after January 26, 2022
To receive a numeric score, examinees must take their exam on or before January 25, 2022*
|Step 1 Exams||Test on or before Jan. 25, 2022
(Please schedule your appointment with Prometric well in advance of your desired test date)
|Test on or after Jan. 26, 2022
(Schedule your exam date for on or after Jan. 26, 2022)
|Score Reports||Numeric score and pass/fail outcome||Pass/fail outcome only|
|Transcripts**||Numeric score and pass/fail outcome||Pass/fail outcome only|
* For multi-day exams, the date of the first day of testing will determine score reporting.
**Includes transcripts produced by NBME, ECFMG, FSMB and through Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).
View Example January 26, 2022 Score Reports
- Step 1 Score Report – Pass Outcome Examinees who pass will not receive content-based feedback.
- Step 1 Score Report – Fail Outcome Examinees who fail Step 1 will receive information about how far they were from passing, as well as content-based feedback to guide the study plan for their next attempt.