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Residents, students call for an end of the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam

Residency Program Insider, August 12, 2016

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More than 16,500 students, residents, and physicians have joined a nationwide campaign calling on the National Board of Medical Examiners to replace the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam with one that is less of a financial burden. The exam is offered at five sites nationwide and tests the students’ bedside manner through staged clinical interaction simulations. Supporters of the petition say the $1,275 registration fee is too much for fourth-year medical students, who also must bear the costs of travel when interviewing for residency programs. They suggest that an alternative exam administered by individual medical schools for free could provide a better assessment of students’ skills.

Source: The Washington Post



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