GME Policy: Completion of Step 3 of the Appropriate Licensing Exam (USMLE, COMLEX)
All trainees must provide their program with documentation of a passing score on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 3 or an equivalent examination that qualifies for medical licensure (e.g Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination-COMLEX) by January 1 of their PGY-2 year.
Trainees who do not notify their program of a passing score by January 1 of their PGY-2 year forfeit their continuing position in the training program and are subject to contract non-renewal.
Upon application to the program, trainees who transfer into a University program (PGY-3 and beyond) are required to provide documentation of a passing score on their examination.
Refer to your Program Manual for additional program specific guidelines.
Reason for Policy
To ensure that residents/fellows (trainees) complete the required licensing examination within the timeframe outlined below so that upon graduation from their program they will have completed the preliminary requirements to practice medicine in the United States.
Monitoring and compliance of these examinations is expected at the Department/Program level.
Federation of State Medical Boards: http://www.fsmb.org/
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners: http://www.nbome.org/
9/26/2017 - Reviewed and updated by the GMEC. Changes include removing reference to ACGME Institutional Requirement IV.A.2.c).(2).