ECFMG 2022 Information Booklet

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)


The USMLE is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. The USMLE provides a common system to evaluate applicants for medical licensure. The USMLE is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). The USMLE is governed by a committee consisting of representatives of FSMB, NBME, ECFMG, and the American public. If you apply for examination, you are required to read the USMLE Bulletin of Information for detailed information on the USMLE.