US Medical Licensing Exam Suspension for International MDs Could Go On for Another Year – May 31, 2020

Posted on: May 31st, 2020
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A major impediment to the entry of international physicians could continue for another year or more, according to a communication sent by the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates. The US Medical Licensing Exam Clinical Skills assessment is a requirement for all physicians seeking J-1 visas to come to the US to engage in graduate medical training. The USMLE Step 2CS exam is comprised of a series of patient encounters where the physician sees standardized patients (SPs), take a history, do a physical examination, determine differential diagnoses, and then write a patient note based on their determinations.

ECFMG says it is investigating alternatives.