I've gotten word that the failure rate for Step CS in trial runs thus far has been between 10% to 12%, far higher than the predicted failure rate of 5% proposed by the NBME. In some schools that don't have a standardized patient program, the failure rate has been as high as 18%. Also, with only five testing sites in the US, it seems as if it will be extremely difficult to 1) schedule an exam early and 2) retake the exam and obtaining a score before graduation if you fail the first time. Most schools (I believe) are requiring that their students pass both components of Step 2 to graduate. Are there any rumblings/concerns that any of you know of at your school about Step 2 CS?