Overseas Training

Score Test Non-Scoring Questions Scoring for Multiple-Choice Items 171 Providing Scores to Third Parties 171 Time Exam Content - Step 1 USMLE Step 1 System USMLE Step 1 Process Specifications 175 The Format of the Duration What to Test Blocks Break Time Survey Test Sample Test Practice Session More Resources USMLE - Step 2 Purpose of Step 2 Sequence of Requirements for Requirements for Graduates 184 Change in Status Registration for The Registration Decide Time and Appropriate Complete the Send...

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Candidates will be expected to have adequate knowledge of the physiology of normal pregnancy, labour, delivery and the puerperium, together with an insight into common disease states of the pregnant woman and the newborn infant and their investigation and treatment. Candidates will be expected to have adequate knowledge of disturbances of reproductive function, including menstrual disorders, infertility, contraception and family planning, and genital infections. In addition, an understanding of...

Irregular Behaviour

Irregular behaviour includes any action by applicants, examinees, potential applicants, or others when solicited by an applicant and or examinee that subverts or attempts to subvert the examination process. If you have information or evidence indicating that any type of irregular behaviour or any infringement of legal rights has occurred, you should submit a written report to or telephone the USMLE Secretariat or the registration entity. Specific examples of irregular behaviour include, but are...

Validity of Scores

The USMLE program assures the validity of scores reported for USMLE Steps by every means available. Your scores may be classified as indeterminate if the USMLE program cannot certify the scores as representing a valid measure of your knowledge or competence as sampled by the examination. A classification of indeterminate may result from irregular behaviour or from other factors, such as unexplained inconsistency in performance within a Step or between takes of the same Step. The performance of...

Exemption from PLAB test

There are several categories which the General Medical Council will accept other than a pass in the PLAB test. The following categories of doctors may be exempt from taking the PLAB Test. Full Membership of a Royal College Sponsorship through an Overseas Doctors Training Scheme Sponsorship through the British Council Sponsorship through a United Kingdom university - for doctors undertaking research or academic work for which they require clinical access A small number candidates of Postgraduate...

Providing Scores to Third Parties

If you want to send your USMLE scores to a third party, you must submit a written request and pay a fee. Your scores will be provided in the form of a USMLE transcript. Examination data (including score information) from USMLE Steps may be used by the USMLE program or made available to third parties for research. In such instances, the data will be confidential, and individual examinees will not be identifiable in any publication. If you do not wish your score to be made available for research...

What is NZREX

Most overseas doctors need to pass the NZREX to obtain registration with the Medical council of New Zealand. On successful completion, the candidate can apply for jobs and obtain provisional registration. NZREX tests clinical skills and knowledge at the level required of the sixth year student (trainee intern) on graduation from a New Zealand medical school. In many cases, the overseas doctors need to pass NZREX and be eligible for registration before they can apply for Permanent Residence in...