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There are many different USMLE Step 2 CK tutoring options available to students, so what makes Elite Medical Prep the best? When you sign up to work with a Step 2 CK tutor, you gain more than access to our world-class MD tutoring services. 24/7 email support, a student success team, an organized custom curriculum, and our 100% unused hour refund guarantee are just a few additional benefits that put us a cut above the rest.
Who Actually Needs a USMLE Step 2 CK Tutor?
Receiving 1-on-1 help from a USMLE Step 2 tutor can benefit any student.
Students with Anxiety/ Poor Testing Skills
If you historically have high test anxiety and/or are a poorly standardized test taker, completing a few USMLE Step 2 CK tutoring sessions focused on strategy and wellness can bolster your chances of success.
Students At Risk of Exam Failure
If you are more than 20 points away from passing USMLE Step 2 CK as determined by your NBME practice exams and have fewer than 8 weeks left to study, contact us immediately. A 20+ point gap is a lot of ground to cover, and our professional USMLE Step 2 CK tutors can help.
Students with a Previous Exam Failure
If you have previously failed USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, or an NBME Shelf Exam, you are at risk for another failed exam if you do not make major changes to your study habits. USMLE Step 2 CK tutoring can help evaluate where you went wrong last time and make sure this attempt generates a successful outcome.
Students with Weak Shelf Exam Scores
While shelf exam performance is not considered a predictor of your Step 2 CK score, poor performance on these tests can be a result of problematic study habits, knowledge gaps or a combination of the two. USMLE Step 2 CK tutoring is a proactive step you can take to ensure you properly prepare for your exam.
Students Who are Falling Behind
If you find yourself regularly unable to complete at least 75% of your work each day, a tutor providing USMLE Step 2 CK help will be greatly beneficial. Tutoring helps hold students accountable for their goals and get back on track.
IMG students have significantly lower chances of being accepted into US residency programs. Often, USMLE scores are one of the only ways for non-US medical students to stand out on their applications. Especially after Step 1 becomes pass/fail, an extremely high Step 2 CK score will become imperative for IMG residency acceptance.
Students Applying to Competitive Specialties
For students applying to competitive specialized programs, we highly suggest getting a Step 2 CK tutor. A very high score on Step 2 can help bolster your application and will very likely be the deciding factor for landing residency interviews.
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Preparing for your Future Starts Now
USMLE Step 2 CK is a very challenging test, and following the change to a pass/fail grading system for Step 1, 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.
Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 exam is a challenging task and requires a thorough understanding of the exam's content and format. This is where tutoring can be particularly helpful. A tutor can provide personalized instruction and guidance, help identify areas of weakness, and provide effective strategies to maximize test-taking performance.
What is USMLE Step 2 CK?
The United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) is a set of three standardized medical exams comprising 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 1 to 300. The national average score for first-time test-takers in 2021-2022 was 247. The lowest passing score for USMLE Step 2 CK is 214 (as of Janauary 26th, 2022).
The three-digit score is determined based on the number of questions answered correctly. There is no penalty for incorrect answers and it’s a computer- based test to help determine your readiness to graduate med school and enter the field.
Keep in mind that your USMLE Step 2 exam is also designed to prepare you for USMLE exam Step 3 which ultimately grants you the ability to legally practice medicine in the United States.
How is USMLE Step 2 CK 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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USMLE Step 2 CK Tutoring Information Resources for Students
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