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Standardized Patients as part of USMLE?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by fiatslug, May 12, 2000.

  1. fiatslug

    fiatslug Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    When I interviewed at EVMS, part of the interview was the chance to work with a standardized patient. It was very cool. They said that by the time you graduate (I'm class of 2004), the standardized patient exam will be a part of the USMLE. Has anyone heard about this?

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  3. Carbon Klein

    Carbon Klein Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I also interviewed at EVMS (Didn't the dean resemble Harry Stone, the judge from Night Court?) and I have heard that Step 2 will incorporate standardized patients, like the CSA/Clinical Skills Assessment tests that the foreign docs must pass to get a residency. I heard from EVMS only that the standardized patients will be the entire exam. From the rumor mills I heard that Standardized Patients will be only PART of Step 2 while the remainder of Step 2 will be written questions and answers,like the current set-up.

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  4. Carbon Klein

    Carbon Klein Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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  5. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    The Step 2CS is here already, to begin in June 2004 for the class of 2005 (when you say Class of 2004, I assume you mean starting in 2004 as the Class of 2008). Yes, you will be required to take the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam. It will be held in five cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, LA, Philadelphia) and comprise examining standardized patients. And, it's expensive ($975).
     
  6. Machiavelli

    Machiavelli Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    And yes, that's only part of Step II. The other part is the multiple-choice exam, same as what has been given out in years past.
     
  7. KyGrlDr2B

    KyGrlDr2B 7+ Year Member

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    Anyone else wonder why a thread from 2000 was bumped up?? Strange.
     
  8. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    That is weird. Didn't notice the date. Mysterious things are afoot...perhaps the ghost of the clinical skills exam yet-to-be.
     

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