USMLE Step 2CK
The United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2CK assesses whether you can apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
Step 2 ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine.
Step 2 CK is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes clinical science material along two dimensions: physician task and disease category.
Step 2 CK is a one-day examination. It is divided into eight 60-minute blocks, administered in one 9-hour testing session. Test item formats may vary within each block.
The number of items in a block will be displayed at the beginning of each block. This number will vary among blocks, but will not exceed 40 items. The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed 318 items. Regardless of the number of items, 60 minutes are allotted for the completion of each block.
On the test day, examinees have a minimum of 45 minutes of break time and a 15- minute optional tutorial. The amount of time available for breaks may be increased by finishing a block of test items or the optional tutorial before the allotted time expires.
Instructor: Dr. David Klein