USMLE Step scores are made available to you by your registration entity - for Step 1 and Step 2, either NBME or ECFMG; for Step 3, FSMB. You must contact your registration entity if you have questions about obtaining your scores.
Scores ready for release are released on a weekly basis on Wednesdays. Generally these will include examinees tested three to four weeks before the release date. However, there are many factors that may delay an individual score release. Usually these will be quickly resolved and the score released in the next weekly cycle. If you have not received your score within eight weeks of your test date, please contact your registration entity to determine the status of your score report. Please note that during 2009, no new scores for computer-delivered Step examinations will be released during the week of July 1 and during the week of December 27.
Why does it take three to four weeks to score my examination?
In order to assure that both the processing and scoring of USMLE examinations are done in a secure and accurate fashion, it is necessary to follow a number of quality assurance steps. These steps include monitoring reports from test centers about test delivery problems and about possible security violations. These processes are completed for a majority of examinees in three to four weeks.