New Versions of NBME® Self-Assessment Forms Now Available

Posted March 24, 2021

Designed to enhance students’ learning and align with USMLE® exam content, new versions of Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment forms are now available, and other forms have retired. New versions of Self-Assessments:

Provide Helpful Answer Explanations 

  • Answer explanations on new forms enable you to maximize valuable study time by helping you to easily learn from mistakes and reinforce what you already understand. 

Align with USMLE® Content Distribution Changes  

  • Content that appears on new Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment forms aligns with the Step 1 content distribution changes announced in Summer 2020. Similarly, new Comprehensive Clinical Science Self-Assessment forms that will be released later in 2021 will correspond with Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) content distribution changes. 

Appear in a New User Interface 

  • With a modern look and feel, the new user interface for self-assessments possesses the same visual changes examinees may have seen on Basic Science, Clinical Science, Comprehensive and Advanced Clinical Science Subject Examination forms. 

Continue to Provide Scoring Information to Help You Assess Your Readiness for Other Exams 

  • Scoring information for self-assessments you’ve completed can help you to measure your readiness for upcoming exams. The Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment and the Comprehensive Clinical Science Self-Assessment forms in particular help you to assess your readiness to take Step 1 and Step 2 CK, respectively.  

Watch a webinar on the updated forms:


More Information on Retiring Forms

Why Retire Forms? 

  • Self-Assessment forms are occasionally retired and replaced with new versions to help you prepare for upcoming exams and provide a current, enhanced educational experience. Some self-assessment forms will be retired at the same time new forms are released. 

New Versions of Forms and Retired Forms: 

Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessments: March 24, 2021 

  • Updated Forms: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 

  • Retired Forms: 18, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24


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