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Dan S., MST USMLE Tutor
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– Step 1 content changes (increase in communication questions) pushed back until at least 6/1 ( )
– Prometric randomly canceling testing dates, presumably to be able to enforce social distancing within testing centers upon re-opening
– USMLE has said they are “exploring remote proctoring, delivery at alternate sites (including medical schools), and additional solutions to address testing backlog and capacity restraints”, and that exploration will finish at end of June with scaling of solutions in July
– In the same announcement, USMLE noted willingness to work with regulators around graduation requirements: “Some solutions may involve temporary changes to policy and/or requirements, e.g., relaxing requirements for promotion, graduation, or licensing decisions.”