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Updates on the impact of weather or other events on USMLE Step 2 CS administrations at CSEC test centers will be published to this page.

Step 2 CS examinees testing in Philadelphia – Possible traffic delays week of April 24

April 19, 2017

Examinees scheduled to take the Step 2 CS examination in Philadelphia between April 24 – May 1, 2017 should note that several main road closures are expected due to a major event in Philadelphia that week. Please plan to arrive at the test center in time for your exam.

Step 2 CS - Examinations in Philadelphia to Take Place as Scheduled March 14 & 15

March 13, 2017

Please be advised that a winter storm is forecast for the Philadelphia region that may make it more difficult than usual to access the Philadelphia Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) test centers on March 14 and 15, 2017. Test centers will, however, remain open and USMLE® Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examinations will take place as scheduled. Examinees are advised to exercise caution and allow themselves extra time when traveling to the test centers to ensure that they arrive safely and on time.

Step 2 CS - Limited Hotel Availability in Philadelphia April 2017

September 15, 2016

Please be advised that between April 27, 2017 and April 29, 2017, hotel availability in Philadelphia will be limited and rates may be higher than usual. Examinees planning to take the USMLE® Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam in Philadelphia should note that while the Philadelphia Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) test centers will remain open, it may be difficult and/or more expensive to obtain a hotel room during this time.

USMLE Step 2 CS FAQs Are Available on the USMLE Website

May 2, 2016

CSEC administers the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) component of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®). If you are interested in taking USMLE Step 2 CS, a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers are available on the USMLE website at http://www.usmle.org/frequently-asked-questions/#step2cs.

CSEC Launches Its Website

October 30, 2014

Welcome to the website of the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC)! We are pleased to offer this new site as a resource to institutions worldwide with an interest in developing and administering clinical skills assessments of health care professionals.

A collaboration of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), two of the world’s leaders in evaluating the qualifications of physicians and other health care professionals, CSEC is a leader in assessing clinical skills. CSEC tests all aspects of the clinical encounter, including communication and interpersonal skills, patient examination, spoken English proficiency, and clinical reasoning.

CSEC offers full-service development of standardized patient-based clinical skills examinations. It also provides customized consultation and faculty development services to clients worldwide and test administration services in its network of dedicated U.S. test centers. All of CSEC’s services can be customized and scaled to meet the needs of your institution.

We invite you to explore this site and to contact us to learn more about how CSEC can meet your institution’s needs.

Last updated April 19, 2017.
Last updated April 19, 2017.