Step 2 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 Clinical Knowledge (CK)
Step 2 CK is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes clinical science material along two dimensions: physician task and disease category. Learn more
Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS)
Step 2 CS uses standardized patients, i.e., people trained to portray real patients. The cases cover common and important situations that a physician is likely to encounter in clinics, doctors’ offices, emergency departments, and hospital settings in the United States. Learn more
USMLE orientation materials, including Step 1 software with practice test items, are available to download from this website. Learn more