Author: Taylor Gothard

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...


Make Your USMLE® Step 2 CS Examination Feel Like Just Another Day at the Office

It is no secret that the USMLE® Step 2 CS examination is a critical milestone in the careers of many medical professionals, especially those seeking residency or licensure to practice in the United States. Current medical students, international medical graduates, and those returning to medicine...