The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 allows you to pull together your clinical experience on the wards with the numerous “factoids” and classical disease presentations that you have memorized over the years.
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Whereas Step 1 stresses basic disease mechanisms and principles, Step 2 places more emphasis on clinical diagnosis and management, disease pathogenesis, and preventive medicine. The Step 2 examination is now composed of 2 parts:
The Step 2 Clinical Knowledge examination (Step 2 CK) The Step 2 Clinical Skills examination (Step 2 CS) The USMLE Step 2 CK is the second of three examinations that you must pass in order to become a licensed physician in the United States. The computerized Step 2 CK is a 1-day (9-hour) multiple-choice examination. Students are also required to take the Step 2 CS, a 1-day live examination in which students examine 12 standardized patients. For more information on this examination, please refer to First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS. Information about the Step 2 CS format and about eligibility, registration, and scoring can be found at http://www.nbme.org. The information found in this section as well as in the remainder of the book will address only the Step 2 CK
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