Passing both Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS* are requirements for graduation. In order to be eligible to participate in the Match, students must meet the following deadlines:
The USMLE Bulletin of Information, Content Description and Sample Test Materials, and more information may be obtained from the NBME website.
Students should take Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) by December 31 of their fourth year. During of fourth year course registration, students should designate appropriate time for taking these examinations.
*Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) was suspended since May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam has been discontinued (effective Jan. 26, 2021)
To apply for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) examination, go to the NBME web site at www.nbme.org and click on the "Students & Residents" link at left, then on the "Login to NBME Licensing Examination Services".
The official month for graduation is June. Please fill out the portion of your test application that requests "Date Medical Degree Expected/Conferred" accordingly.
If you wish to request any accommodations during the test administration, you must provide additional information required by the NBME Office that includes specific, current documentation related to the requested accommodation.
If you have any questions about this, please contact the Office of Student and Academic Affairs prior to registering for Step 2.
Payment for Step 2 CK must be made directly to the NBME during registration by using a credit card. The current price of registration for Step 2 CK can be found here.
After the NBME receives your online application for Step 2 CK, you will be verified by the Office of Student and Academic Affairs prior to setting up your testing dates.
You will receive a scheduling permit of confirmation from the NBME approximately two weeks after your application has been processed. At that time, you should contact Prometric, Inc. to schedule your Step 2 CK examination test date.
On examination day, you must present your scheduling permit and an unexpired, government-issued form of identification that includes both your photo and signature to the examination site, (for example, a driver’s license or passport) and your name must be an exact match with the name you registered.
If you have any questions please contact:
Office of Student and Academic Affairs
955 Main Street, Room 1205 Buffalo, NY 14203-1121
Phone: (716) 829-2802; Fax: (716) 829-2798