USMLE Step 1


Passage of US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step1 is a graduation requirement.

Guidelines are as follows:

First time failure of the examination will result in automatic review of the failing student's academic performance, extenuating circumstances, and step 1 score by the appropriate Associate Dean or Assistant Dean with a resulting recommendation to the Student Evaluation Committee for action (e.g. removal of the student from junior year clerkships and/or required remediation in a board review course).

Remediation of second failure - student will be placed on a leave of absence. Repeat examination must be taken based on guidelines above. Students will be allowed to audit appropriate first and second year cores and participate in board reviews (if scheduled) in accordance with standard policies.

Failure of the examination on three occasions will result in termination of enrollment.

Approved by General Faculty - March 15, 1995
Modified by Curriculum Committee - October 15, 1998
Modified by the Office of Medical Education - September 14, 2018


To schedule your exam, you will need to have the USMLE permit number prior to contacting Prometric.  The Omaha office will only schedule online at  Please keep in mind that you are not required to take the exam in Omaha.  Other locations may have times available that are more convenient.

USMLE Informational Presentations

September Presentation

November Presentation