USMLE Eligibility Criteria - Step Wise

As per 2021

Step Eligibility Criteria
STEPS 1, 2 CK, AND 2 CS The candidate must be officially enrolled in, or a graduate of, a medical school outside the US and Canada listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements;

In addition, the candidate must fulfill any other ECFMG criteria as may be mandated.

Other details:

  1. Eligibility requirements have to be fulfilled at the time of application AND also on test day
  2. Any candidate who has been dismissed or has withdrawn from medical school, is not eligible for the USMLE, notwithstanding whether the candidate has challenged the decision or is contesting the status.
Step Eligibility Criteria
STEP 3 Must hold an MD or an equivalent degree from a medical school outside the US and Canada, which is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements.

The candidate must also:

  1. Pass Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS
  2. Be ECFMG Certified

Other Information:

Must meet eligibility requirements before submitting an application AND on test day.