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 - 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

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 September 15, 2016.
Last updated September 15, 2016.