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    Review of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) minimum passing score

    By meliza / April 29, 2012

    As stated in the USMLE Bulletin of Information, the level of proficiency required to meet the recommended minimum passing level for each USMLE Step examination is reviewed periodically and may be adjusted at any time. Notice of such review and any adjustments are posted on the USMLE website. Every three to four years the Step […]

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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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          Clinical Vignettes in the USMLE and how they affect your review process

          By askdoc / April 14, 2008

          Clinical Vignettes are increasingly becoming more common and important not just in Step 2 and Step 3 but even in Step 1. Increasingly, it is not enough to just memorize important medical facts, but to recognize how these facts apply in real life practice of medicine. The use of clinical vignettes also tests your ability […]

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