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USMLE Step 2 CS cancelled for 12-18 months


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USMLE Step 2 CS was suspended/cancelled. DO students are petitioning to get COMLEX Level 2 PE cancelled. Has there been any discussion about Part II CSPE?

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NBOME SUCKS they need to cancel COMLEX PE like NBME did for CS

USMLE Suspending Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination
Posted: May 26, 2020
Over the course of the last three months, the USMLE program has considered several options for resuming Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing. This exploration was informed by years of ongoing work charting the future of clinical skills assessment for licensure, including considerations of telehealth (as announced on May 8th). Since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, we have accelerated these efforts. Due to the complexity of technical and psychometric work required, we have determined we will not be able to meet timelines for the immediate release of a revised exam. In making this determination to suspend, we also considered the examinees and stakeholder concerns about the challenges created by rapid deployment of a new test platform. After careful consideration of all factors, we have decided to suspend Step 2 CS test administrations for the next 12-18 months.

We remain committed to the valid, standardized measurement of clinical skills for licensure. We will take this time to determine the optimal approach to do so without compromising the health and safety of examinees and test center staff. While many details surrounding this decision are still being finalized, we felt it was important to share this information with you as soon as we determined our change in direction. We will be providing refunds for all of those who were unable to take Step 2 CS due to the suspension of testing and will work to expedite these refunds. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing more detailed information on what this decision will mean for examinees, e.g., refunds, progression through education/training and medical licensure.
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If the petition for the DOs goes through then we should get it also since its all in the same building.

I think it would help us if the DO’s cancel their clinical exam. However, let’s realize that the APMLE will do whatever they can to keep our money. We need to organize just like the DO’s are organizing. The test isn’t safe. I have talked to several classmates who are seriously concerned about taking this. I suggest talking to other people at your school in your class to see if they have any ideas.
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