USMLE Step 2 — Registration, Exam Pattern, Books, Scores

USMLE step 2 assesses the ability of examinees to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science. USMLE Step 2 CK is a question paper based exam, while CS is a simulated patient care based exam. USMLE STEP 2 consists of two branches CK (Clinical Knowledge) and CS (Clinical Science). USMLE Step 2 ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine.