Dear M3 Students:
Dr. Jim Hall from the Urbana campus has advised us that he has learned of some outdated information in the 2013 commercial preparation guides for the USMLE Step 2 CS examination. The guides' description of certain expectations do not match the current expectations of USMLE.
As you begin to prepare for this exam, please take time to thoroughly review the USMLE manual (linked below) so that you have a full understanding of what they are looking for in your performance.
You may also want to review the announced changes on the USMLE web site.
Good luck for the remainder of the year. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Linda P. Rowe, EdD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
1 Illini Drive
Peoria, IL 61605
Announcements from USMLE:
USMLE STEP 2 CLINICAL SKILLS (CS)
Further enhancements to the assessment of communications skills are being piloted. If the pilots are successful, these enhancements to Step 2 CS will be introduced into the exam no earlier than 2016, and will be announced well in advance.