S E P T E M B E R E V E N T S
Board Prep Panel
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Schedule a Conference in November, December or January
After reviewing all of your options for Step 1 preparation, you must complete the agreement form above. Then, your preparation plan must be reviewed and approved by one of the learning specialists. Please use the online scheduling program to set your appointment date https://cas.kumc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3a%2f%2fmedconsult.kumc.edu%2f.
During the required consult, please address the following:
December 21, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Continue review of First Aid and work on the 100 USMLE diseases matrix and 100 Most Common USMLE Diseases.
Deadline for Step 1 registration is January 8 (see instructions below)
STEP 1 REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
PICTURES FOR STEP 1 APPLICATION:
The Office of Student Affairs will use your KUMC ID photo badge picture for the application. You do not need to attach your own picture. The OSA will take care of that for you when you submit your application to USMLE to the OSA for certification and submission to the NBME (see below).
AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED:
SCHEDULING YOUR EXAM :
Students access Prometric (http://www.prometric.com/default.htm) for on-line exam scheduling. Students will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation and appointment summary. Make sure you search for Prometric testing centers in both Kansas and Missouri. Students are not obligated to testing at a local Prometric testing center. You can schedule your exam anywhere in the U.S. where there is a Prometric testing center that offers the USMLE Step 1 exam.
Bring Your Scheduling Permit - Applicants must print a copy of the electronic scheduling permit and bring it to the test center on their exam date. Consistent with current policy, applicants who do not bring their scheduling permit to the test center on their exam date will not be permitted to take the exam.
Special Note from the NBME:
Students often contact the NBME because their registration status is complete, but they haven't received their Scheduling Permits, or because they were advised by fellow students or school officials to request an earlier eligibility period than what they previously selected. NBME issues USMLE Step 1 Scheduling Permits no more than six months before a selected eligibility period begins. When a student's registration becomes "Complete," they are sent an email to notify them of the status and advise them that their Scheduling Permit will be issued within a few business days unless their eligibility period begins more than six months from now or if they have requested test accommodations.
When it comes to selecting an eligibility period, it is recommended in the USMLE application instructions that students select an eligibility period starting with the month in which they wish to test. Prometric Test Centers are only required to open their scheduling calendars six months out from the current date. Therefore, a student who selects April 1 - June 30 and receives his Scheduling Permit as early as October 1st will most likely need to wait until December or January to schedule an appointment for June. By this time, the May 1 - July 31 and June 1 - August 31 Scheduling Permits have been issued; hence, there is no advantage to selecting the earlier period.
J A N U A R Y E V E N T S
Third Year Schedules
Office of Rural Medical Education - Formal Network site presentation
Required participation of rising Phase II KC Students. If you are going to the Wichita campus for Phase II, you DO NOT have to attend this meeting.
Date: Friday, January 22nd
Time: 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m., Browse network site displays after the presentation from 1:30-3:00pm.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
February 8 - February 12, 2016
This Q-Bank is strongly recommended as part of your Step 1 preparation plan. You can obtain a subscription by going to http://www.usmleworld.com/Step1/step1_qbank.aspx. Subscription rates are $99 for a 1-month, $145 for 2-months, $185 for 3-months or $299 for 6-months. Special institutional pricing will not be available.
Step 1 test date
Your test date must be scheduled for no later than Sunday, May 21, 2016. In as early as October or November, you will be able to choose from the best selection of test dates. Test dates can be rescheduled without financial penalty if requested at least one week prior to test date.
April 11, 2016 -Step 1 Preparation begins
Required Clinical Orientation
For ALL campuses - May 23-27, 2016
Clinical rotations begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Students will not be excused from Clinical Orientation to sit for Step 1.