USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Examination


All students are required to sit for the Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). 

Class of 2023: RVUCOM does not require a passing score on USMLE Step 1 for graduation, all students are encouraged to perform to the best of their abilities on this examination in preparation for residency applications. 

Students at RVUCOM will be eligible to take the USMLE Step 1 examination after he/she has:

  • Successfully completed all of the requirements of the OMS I and OMS II academic years;

  • Received certification from the Dean or appropriate school official.

USMLE Testing Accommodations

Students who require ADA accommodations must contact the NBME directly. Accommodations provided by the University do not guarantee that accommodations will be provided by the NBME.