USMLE Step 2 CS was suspended on 13 March, 2020 due to Covid -19 outbreak as a precautionary step to protect the health of examinees and test center staff which was later extended to 18 months. Recently USMLE has uploaded a Step 2 CS Update 19 Nov 2020 on a podcast on their website - an interview with David Johnson, Chief assessment Officer, Federation of State Medical Boards, Dr. Chris Feddock, Executive Director for CS Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) which administers the USMLE STEP 2 CS. The following is a salient gist of their conversation.
STEP 2 CS GOING ONLINE VIA TELEHEALTH MODEL
Obviously, COVID-19 has been a scary and rocky road for most of us health care professionals. When ECFMG announced the possibility of writing the USMLE STEP 2 CS exam via telehealth model many thought what else can make us less free(er) from the panic?
The Step 2 CS exam of the USMLE is a cause of heartbreak (and bankruptcy!) among thousands of aspiring physicians. "Where did I go wrong?", students ask themselves.
Every aspiring medical practitioner knows how crucial the USMLE Step 2 CS exam is. Still, there are many students that tend to underestimate the many aspects of this exam. You would most certainly want to pass it on your very first attempt.
Have you ever had that terrible feeling when you attend an exam being unprepared? Or worse, what happens with your life if you FAIL it? Well, guess what, life goes on.
USMLE Steps 2 cs exam assesses the examinee's ability to apply their medical knowledge towards a controlled clinical setting.
As one of the co-authors of First Aid Usmle step 2 cs book (3rd edition, 2009) I know that a great effort has been put together by the first aid usmle step 2 cs team in the form of a book to meet the needs of the student for the usmle step 2 cs exam.
USMLE Step 2 CS is a very unique exam which requires a unique way of preparation. It is an examination that assesses you as a medical doctor before you get to practice in the United States. USMLE Step 2 CS tests you on 3 components