USMLE Step 2CS Experiences

The USMLE Step 2 CS exam is the practical exam in the USMLE series of licensing tests. It is conducted by the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) in 5 exam centers only in the USA:

  1. Atlanta, Georgia
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Houston, Texas
  4. Los Angeles, California
  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

USMLE Step 2 CS is divided into 3 sub-components:

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS)
  • Spoken English Proficiency (SEP)
  • Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE)

The exam format is divided into 3 parts:

  1. On-Site Orientation
  2. The Patient Encounter
  3. The Patient Note

Following are experiences of high scorers in USMLE Step 1 which are very helpful for everyone preparing this test:

December 12, 2017