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Change in minimum passing requirements for Step 3
Posted: December 11, 2015
The recommended Step 3 minimum passing score will change from 190 to 196. This change will affect examinees whose first day of testing is on or after January 1, 2016.
As stated in the USMLE Bulletin of Information and as explained in a previous posting to the USMLE website, the minimum passing score for each USMLE Step examination is reviewed periodically and may be adjusted at any time.
At its December 2015 meeting, the USMLE Management Committee conducted a review of the Step 3 examination minimum passing score. During the meeting, the Committee considered information from multiple sources, including:
Recommendations from independent groups of physicians who participated in content-based standard-setting activities in 2015;
Results of surveys of various groups (e.g., state licensing representatives, medical school faculty, examinees) concerning the appropriateness of current passing requirements for the Step 3 examination;
Data on trends in examinee performance;
Data on precision of pass/fail classifications.
As a result of its review, the Management Committee decided to raise the recommended Step 3 minimum passing score from 190 to 196.

As noted above, this change will apply to Step 3 examinees whose first day of testing is on or after January 1, 2016.
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