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I passed step 1 2009 at my 6 th attempts at that time there were no limit and its expired a month ago and wanted to retake. Since I. Have register for CK this month and passed CS already.
This is my scenario ' kindly anyone who have any information for exemption for step 1 passed ( either I will retake or they will extend for 2 months.
I actually email ECFMG and got this response copy paste:

"I am writing in response to your correspondence in which you ask for an exception to the number of attempts allowed at any United States Medical Licensing Examination, USMLE™

The announcement regarding a change in the number of attempts allowed at any USMLE Step was posted to the USMLE website in August 2011, and again in June 2012; the ECFMG also disseminated it widely. The announcement and repeated notification, well in advance of the actual implementation of the new rule, gave examinees adequate time to plan for its implementation.


The policy on attempt limits is a policy of the USMLE program. ECFMG, as one of the registration entities for the USMLE program, has no authority to grant an exception to this policy. The only exception to this policy identified by the Composite Committee involves state medical boards. The policy includes a provision to allow examinees who have six or more attempts at a Step or component to have an additional attempt if so requested by a state medical board that is fully informed of the individual’s prior examination history.


I trust this information has been of help to you.


Regards,


Kindly guide me I m so desperate .
I have so much work experience .
 
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anyone has gone thru same situation please let me know ?
i called them they were saying i need to contact state board to allow retake ? was wondering how state board will allow?
 

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I passed step 1 2009 at my 6 th attempts at that time there were no limit and its expired a month ago and wanted to retake. Since I. Have register for CK this month and passed CS already.
This is my scenario ' kindly anyone who have any information for exemption for step 1 passed ( either I will retake or they will extend for 2 months.
I actually email ECFMG and got this response copy paste:

"I am writing in response to your correspondence in which you ask for an exception to the number of attempts allowed at any United States Medical Licensing Examination, USMLE™

The announcement regarding a change in the number of attempts allowed at any USMLE Step was posted to the USMLE website in August 2011, and again in June 2012; the ECFMG also disseminated it widely. The announcement and repeated notification, well in advance of the actual implementation of the new rule, gave examinees adequate time to plan for its implementation.


The policy on attempt limits is a policy of the USMLE program. ECFMG, as one of the registration entities for the USMLE program, has no authority to grant an exception to this policy. The only exception to this policy identified by the Composite Committee involves state medical boards. The policy includes a provision to allow examinees who have six or more attempts at a Step or component to have an additional attempt if so requested by a state medical board that is fully informed of the individual’s prior examination history.


I trust this information has been of help to you.
Regards,
So have you done residency and are trying to get a license or is this to allow you to apply to residency?