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    Updated Step 2 Clinical Skills Orientation Video

    By meliza / June 18, 2015

    An updated version of the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) orientation video has been posted to the USMLE website. The video includes updated information regarding break time, personal items, and use of hand sanitizer. All Step 2 CS examinees are strongly encouraged to watch the video and to read the USMLE Step 2 CS […]

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      Updated Practice and Orientation Materials for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Exam have been Posted

      By meliza / April 10, 2012

      As previously announced, a new patient note and redesigned Communication and Interpersonal Skills subcomponent will be introduced into the USMLE Step 2 CS examinations beginning June 17, 2012. Updated practice and orientation materials reflecting these changes have been posted to the USMLE website. Examinees who plan to take the Step 2 CS examination on or […]

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        USMLE FAQS: Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills)

        By meliza / March 8, 2012

        How is the Step 2 CS exam scored?  Examinees are scored in three separate subcomponents: Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE), Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS), and Spoken English Proficiency (SEP). Each of the three subcomponents must be passed in a single administration in order to achieve a passing performance on Step 2 CS. How could I […]

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          Changes to the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Examination

          By askdoc / January 31, 2012

          To further enhance the testing methods used in the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination, changes will be introduced in Step 2 CS for examinations and will be delivered beginning June 17, 2012. The reporting schedule for examinees testing from June 17, 2012 through November 3, 2012 will be 2-3 weeks longer than for examinees […]

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            Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS – Part III

            By askdoc / October 7, 2008

            We now come to Part III of our discussion on “Preparing for the Step 2 CS” In Part I, we discussed how to prepare for the medical interview part of the clinical encounter. In Part II, we discussed the physical examination part of the clinical encounter. We will now tackle the social aspects of the […]

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              Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS – Part II

              By askdoc / September 18, 2008

              We now come to Part II of our discussion on “Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS”.  In Part I, we discussed how to prepare for the medical interview part of the clinical encounter. We will now tackle the physical examination part of the clinical encounter, To answer the first question on a lot of […]

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                Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS – Part I

                By askdoc / August 28, 2008

                For the past few months, I’ve written articles that deal with all the different Steps except for Step 2 CS. So this will cover preparations for Step 2 CS. Like most IMGs, I felt really anxious preparing for the Step 2 Clinical Skills. This was primarily due to the novelty of the examination method. (simulated […]

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