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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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        IMG Performance in the 2012 Match

        By meliza / March 27, 2012

        For the tenth consecutive year, the number of first-year (PGY-1) residency positions offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match increased. A total of 24,034 first-year positions were offered in the 2012 Match. This represents an increase of 613 positions compared to last year and an increase of more than 3,400 positions […]

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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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            USMLE Score FAQs: Pass or Fail?

            By meliza / February 14, 2012

            USMLE score reports and transcripts show your scores (for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3) and an indication of whether you passed or failed (for all examinations). You will receive two different scores on the front of your report which basically reflects your overall performance on the examination: one on a 3-digit score […]

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