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USMLE Step 2 CK is a very challenging test, and as Step 1 changes to a pass/fail model in 2022, applicants’ USMLE Step 2 CK scores are anticipated to become the top factor in determining residency program acceptance. Work with a professional USMLE Step 2 CK tutor now to prepare for a competitive application later. Having a high Step 2 CK score ultimately decides if you should be allowed to proceed in your medical studies and anticipated career.

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What is USMLE Step 2 CK?

The United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) is a set of three standardized medical exams comprised of Step 1, Step 2 (CK), and Step 3. The second of the three exams, USMLE Step 2 is intended to assess students’ ability to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical sciences.


How is USMLE Step 2 CK scored?

Step 2 CK is scored on a scale of 120 to 300. The national average score for first-time test-takers in 2017 was 242. The lowest passing score for USMLE Step 2 CK is 214 (as of July 1st, 2022).


How is USMLE Step 2 administered?

USMLE Step 2 CK is a one-day exam administered on a computer at a Prometric testing center over a 9-hour testing session. There are eight, 60-minute blocks of 38 to 40 questions each.

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You've put in all the work and are now in the final stretch before it's time to apply to residency! Students who enter Step 2 CK with a specialty in mind have the benefit of working toward the precise score they need for a competitive application. Don't let your scores determine your future -- be proactive and achieve your goals!

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Step 2 CK Information Resources for Students

If you have any questions about USMLE Step 2 or Step 2 CK help and tutoring, visit the Elite Medical Blog via the resources tab for a collection of articles written by our MD and MD Candidate tutors.

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