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The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Communication Skills (CS) at Drives Demand for Standardized Patients

USA, 2004 - The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Communication Skills (CS) at Drives Demand for Standardized Patients. USMLE's mandatory Step 2 CS exam consists of a series of patient encounters in which the examinee must see standardized patients (SPs), take a history, do a physical examination, determine differential diagnoses, and write a patient note based on their determinations. By the time this requirement ceased in 2020, UMass Medical School learners have consistently recorded higher-than-national-average passing rate.

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Last updated May 11th, 2021

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