Month: January 2018

Why Standardized Patients are a Valuable Part of Clinical Skills Preparation

Have you ever heard of a Standardized Patient, or SP? If not, they are going to be a very important part of the USMLE® Step 2 CS examination that you may be preparing for. Standardized Patients are specially trained actors that consistently portray a fictional patient in a testing-type location to...


Knock! Knock! The Patients You Will Encounter on the Clinical Skills Examination

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®) does not disclose the exact cases you will experience in the USMLE Step 2 CS examination. They do provide a general overview of what you may expect when you knock on the door and enter the examination room. The cases you experience on the...


Tax Reform and the New International Provisions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made significant changes to the rules governing international taxation. Most provisions are focused on making U.S. companies more competitive abroad and bringing more investment to the United States, but the new legislation also attempts to crack down on base erosion and...


The New Deduction for “Pass –Through” Businesses

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted Code Section 199A which provides a   20% deduction for businesses. However the deduction is not always 20%, and not every business qualifies. This article explores the key elements of this new provision. Overview The deduction for years beginning after 2017 is...


Auditing Standards Board Releases Exposure Draft on Audit Reports

In November 2017, the AICPA Auditing Standards Board (ASB) released three proposals related to enhancing the relevance and usefulness of audit reports on financial statements of nonissuers.  They also seek to converge with recently revised audit guidance promulgated by the International Auditing...


Meet the Faculty: Dr. Charles Faselis Prepares Students for the USMLE® Step 2 CK and CS Exams

In order to prepare medical students for success on the USMLE® exams, Becker Professional Education relies on our knowledgeable and diverse team of faculty. If you’re studying for the USMLE® Step 2 CK or CS exams, you should know Dr. Charles Faselis. Dr. Charles Faselis is Becker Professional...