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Date Updated: August 3, 2011

Additional Information about Obtaining a Transcript

Please note: In addition to the FAQs below, the USMLE website includes FAQs on the USMLE. For information on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®), please go to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) website.

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How do I request a transcript of my USMLE scores?

If you have passed only USMLE Steps and want to obtain your USMLE transcript or have it sent to a third party, you must contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), or the NBME. Which entity you contact depends on which Steps you have taken and where you want your transcript sent. If you want a transcript sent to a medical licensing authority at any time, contact the FSMB.

Once you register for or take Step 3, all requests for USMLE transcripts must be sent to the FSMB. If you have not yet registered for or taken Step 3 and you want a transcript sent to a third party other than a medical licensing authority, the request should be sent to the same entity that registered you for your last Step 1 or 2, either the ECFMG or the NBME.


How do I request that a transcript of my USMLE scores be sent to a third party other than a medical licensing authority if I have not yet registered for or taken Step 3?

You can now submit requests for USMLE transcripts online. Credit card payments are accepted. You can also check the status of your registration and document request history. Please click here to go to the Licensing Examination Services section of the NBME website.

Students or graduates of medical schools outside the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada must contact the ECFMG for details on how to request a transcript. The NBME does not have information on requesting USMLE transcripts from the ECFMG.


How do I request a USMLE transcript if I am applying for licensure or to take Step 3?

You can download an Examination and Board Action History Report (EBAHR) form from the FSMB website or contact FSMB:

FSMB
400 Fuller Wiser Road
Suite 300
Euless, TX 76039-3855
Telephone: (817) 868-4041

The NBME and the ECFMG do not provide USMLE scores to state medical licensing authorities.


What will my USMLE transcript show?

A description of what is included on USMLE transcripts is provided in the current USMLE bulletin, available at the USMLE website.


What if I passed NBME parts only or a combination of NBME Part exams and USMLE Steps? How do I request an official score document?

You can now submit requests for score documents online. Credit card payments are accepted. You can also check the status of your registration and document request history. Please click here to go to the Licensing Examination Services section of the NBME website.

Graduates of medical schools outside the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada who took a combination of Parts and Steps should contact the ECFMG for information on requesting a transcript.

 


Can you just verify that I am a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners without providing scores?

Yes. If a third party such as a hospital credentials office simply needs verification that you have been certified as an NBME diplomate, the NBME can send a letter to that effect or verify your diplomate status by telephone. There is no fee for this service. These requests can now be submitted online. Please click here to go to the Licensing Examination Services section of the NBME website.


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