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Step 3; No More State Medical Board Sponsorship
by StepTaker 12-21-2013, 07:39 AM

Previously we had to apply through State Medical Boards in order to be eligible for the Step 3 Exam. For example see this thread here List of States that Accept USMLE Step 3 Application before Starting Residency which mentions which State allow you take Step 3 exam before starting residency training.

The USMLE review committee has decided that this no longer required and you now apply to Step 3 without State Medical Board Sponsorship, the official announcement link is here

The changes will take effect in August 2014.

This will make applying for the Step 3 exam much easier than before and also means that training requirement is not as strict as before but the USMLE still recommends that you do your Step 3 during residency and before you finish your first year of residency.

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Old 07-21-2014
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is that right..
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Old 06-03-2016
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Good news for IMGs!!
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