USMLE Step 2 Changes 2014 - 2015


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USMLE Step 2 CS Changes
What WILL change?

Further enhancements to the assessment of communications skills are being piloted. If the pilots are successful, these enhancements to Step 2 CS will be introduced into the exam no earlier than 2015, and will be announced well in advance.

What WILL NOT Change?

Step 2 CS will continue to focus on examinees’ ability to gather information from patients, perform physical examinations, and communicate their findings to patients and colleagues. The examination will continue to use standardized patients to simulate patient encounters.

USMLE Step 2 CK Changes

What WILL change?

In 2014 and 2015, examinees will see an increased focus on quality improvement principles; safety science; epidemiology, biostatistics, and population health; professionalism; and interpersonal and communications skills. These may be tested using item formats currently under development. If new item types are introduced into the examination, sample materials will be available on the USMLE website for examinees to review well in advance.

What WILL NOT Change?
Step 2 CK will continue to focus on patient care and diagnosis. The format will continue to be a computer-administered examination, using multiple-choice questions.


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i heard you can appear on step 2 ck ,without clearing step 1 ... and if you score high you dont need to clear step 3 ...FOR REAL ?? :?