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Online Lectures

You'll get live, interactive instruction from our expert faculty as they guide you through over fifteen hours of lecture and video.



Prepare with interactive skill building workshops and practice exams.


Practice Exam

Practice virtually or in-person with 6 or 12 standardized patient encounters and a detailed performance analysis report with feedback.


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Our team of expert doctors is dedicated to helping prepare for the USMLE®. They're here for you, every step of the way. Meet a few MDs dedicated to helping you pass the USMLE.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is on the USMLE Step 2 CS?

    During this exam, you’ll encounter 12 standardized patients to test your ability to be patient-centered, properly communicate with patients, and to document encounter with patient note. You’ll be expected to communicate with the test patients in a professional, empathetic, and responsive way; answer their questions; and complete a patient note. For international medical graduates, it is especially important to demonstrate good bedside manner and communicate fluently in English throughout the exam.

  • When should I take the USMLE Step 2 CS?

    According to the USMLE, most students take Step 2 CS in their fourth year. One of the unique aspects of Step 2 CS is that it’s the only portion of the USMLE not taken on a computer. Peak season for the USMLE Step 2 CS is between September and December. You may want to register and schedule early for Step 2 CS to make sure you get an opening when and where you want to take it.

  • Where will I take the USMLE Step 2 CS?

    The USMLE Step 2 CS is taken at Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) test centers in five locations: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

  • How is the USMLE Step 2 CS scored?

    The USMLE Step 2 CS is a pass/fail exam.

  • How long is the USMLE Step 2 CS?

    The USMLE Step 2 CS is an 8-hour exam that includes 12 individual patient encounters.