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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.

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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 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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