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Students, residents petition to eliminate medical licensing exam

Residency Program Insider, April 1, 2016

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A petition calling on the National Board of Medical Examiners to end the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam has collected more than 12,000 signatures from medical students, residents, and physicians. Started by students at Harvard Medical School, the petition argues that the mandatory exam is unnecessary and adds an extra financial burden on students. The exam is offered in five sites nationwide and tests the students’ ability to interact with patients through staged clinical interaction simulations. The petition’s organizers call the exam pointless because most medical schools already have internal clinical skills exams.

Source: The Harvard Crimson



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