State board sponsorship for USMLE Step 3 to be discontinued starting August 2014

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usmleWith the introduction of the restructured Step 3 examination, the USMLE program will no longer require examinees to apply for Step 3 under the eligibility requirements of a specific medical licensing authority starting 2014.

All other Step 3 eligibility requirements (i.e., medical degree, passing Steps 1-2, ECFMG certification for IMGs) will remain applicable, as will all other USMLE program requirements (e.g., no more than 6 attempts at a Step or a Step component).

The USMLE program will likely continue to recommend that individuals take Step 3 at or near the completion of the first year of residency training.