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Changes to USMLE Step 3
Posted On: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 08:31 by Beverly Murphy

The National Board of Medical Examiners recently posted an announcement on the recent approval by the USMLE Composite Committee, the NBME and the FSMB of changes to the structure of USMLE. Step 3.

According to the notice, "The plans call for the division of Step 3 into two separate exams, each one day in length, focusing on different sets of competencies. The proposed examinations will continue to be administered by computer using multiple choice questions and computer simulations. The two examinations will be scored separately and examinees will be expected to pass each. The first exam is expected to focus on whether an examinee possesses the knowledge essential to the independent practice of medicine, including a comprehensive knowledge of both foundational science and...

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