Step 2 Clinical Skills registration guidelines permit Step 2 CS applicants with scheduled testing appointments to cancel and reschedule for a different date and/or test center. A fee of $50 is assessed for changes made more than 30 days from the originally scheduled test date.
A fee of $150 is assessed when 30 or fewer days remain before the originally scheduled test date.
After consideration of some of the difficulties that examinees might encounter while trying to schedule their Step 2 CS examination during
initial rollout of the program, and after receiving suggestions and input from student organizations, the American Medical Association, and the Association of American Medical Colleges, the decision was made to waive the $50 rescheduling fee for applicants who cancel more than 30
days before their scheduled testing appointments. This waiver period has been extended indefinitely.
The waiver applies only to the $50 fee for applicants canceling with more than 30 days' notice. Applicants who reschedule with 30 or fewer
days' notice will be assessed $150.
Applicants should be familiar with the following important information on eligibility for the waiver before canceling/rescheduling a testing
- The scheduled testing appointment must be canceled more than 30 calendar days before the test date. This notice period does not include
the test date.
- If a more acceptable test location and date are available, applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule the appointment immediately.
- Although applicants are encouraged to select a rescheduling date at the time of cancellation of the existing appointment, it is not necessary to do so. Applicants may reschedule at a subsequent time into any available test slot during their eligibility period.
- The time and date of cancellation are calculated using current Eastern Time in the United States.
For detailed information on Step 2 CS scheduling and rescheduling policies, access the USMLE Bulletin of Information on the USMLE website
at www.usmle.org. To view available test dates and to schedule, cancel, and reschedule a testing appointment, access Step 2 CS Scheduling from
the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org.