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Calendar Exam Results after Mid May!

What does mid-may mean? i know it sounds silly, but i have read that the results of the exams taken after mid-may (like after 15th of May??) will be delayed till July 11th and also there will be some changes made to the qs pool!?
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You are referring to this USMLE announcement
http://www.usmle.org/announcements/d...x?ContentId=92

I guess, since they did not specify which date exactly just said "Mid May" then that means they are not sure which date it is.

This is probably because the implementation of the new question pool might not take effect at the same date across various Prometric centers. Some centers might start earlier than others.

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Does that in any way mean that the exam will get tougher? :-/
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Does that in any way mean that the exam will get tougher? :-/
Updating the question items pool is a routine procedure done by the NBME almost every year. It does not mean the exam will be tougher. They try their best to make the USMLE as standardized and fair as possible so that students who took the exam after mid May are assessed similarly to those who took it before mid May, even students across the years should be tested against the same scale in order to maintain the test validity and reliability.

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so those who take it after mid-may will all receive their results on July 11th?

ie. a kid who takes it on May 20th and another who takes it June 6th, both will receive results July 11th? or the June 6th kid waits the same amount of time the May 20th kid did (May20 - July11th; about 6 weeks) ?
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