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Dan S., MST USMLE Tutor
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A few updates:
– Federal guidelines encouraging social distancing through at least 4/30 means any CS dates and Prometric closures are likely to be extended until at least that time, but these changes have not happened yet. Some Prometric centers in states where shelter in place orders already extend beyond mid April do have updated closure status. Updated prometric site specific closure dates can be found here: https://www.prometric.com/closures
– USMLE is automatically extending all unexpired eligibility periods to December 2020
– USMLE now has a COVID-19 page where info and FAQs are being collected: https://www.usmle.org/frequently-asked-questions/#covid19
– NBME is making “retired” exams re-available for free with answer explanations, which students may find helpful to use in the setting of unexpectedly prolonged dedicated time. For Step 1, these are NBMEs 13, 15, 16, 17, and 19. They will become available on 4/3: https://www.nbme.org/news/free-nbmer-self-assessments-and-answer-explanations-available-april

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