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The USMLE, or, United States Medical Licensing Exam, refers to 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 student ability to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical sciences. USMLE Step 2 CK is a very challenging test and as Step 1 changes to a pass/fail model in 2022, your USMLE Step 2 CK score is anticipated to become the #1 factor in residency program acceptance. Therefore, working with a professional USMLE Step 2 CK tutor now is a smart way to prepare for a competitive application later.

What is USMLE Step 2 CK?

Like Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK is a very challenging test and does require significant studying. Taken between M2 and M3, Step 2 CK is designed like the other USMLE exams to assess the knowledge of medical students and ultimately decide if you should be allowed to proceed in your medical studies and anticipated career.

How is USMLE Step 2 CK scored?

Step 2 CK is scored on a scale of 120 to 300 with the national average score for first time test takers being 242±17 (for 2016-2017). The lowest passing score for USMLE Step 2 CK is 209 (as of January 2020).

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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