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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.

Hurricane Florence Not Affecting Administration of USMLE Step 2 CS in Atlanta, Georgia

September 13, 2018

We are closely following the news and forecasts on Hurricane Florence. At this time, there are no service disruptions related to the hurricane at any of the CSEC centers, including the testing center in Atlanta, Georgia. The USMLE Step 2 CS examination is being administered as scheduled.

If the status of exam administration in Atlanta changes, an update will be posted to this website as soon as possible.

We do understand that Hurricane Florence may make it difficult or impossible for some examinees to travel to the testing centers for their scheduled testing appointments. If you are in an area affected by the hurricane and have concerns about your scheduled testing appointment, please contact your registration entity for assistance. You can reach ECFMG at info@ecfmg.org and NBME at webmail@nbme.org.

Atlanta, Georgia CSEC Testing Center Will Move in 2019

June 11, 2018

In 2019, the Atlanta, Georgia, CSEC testing center will be moving to a new location in Atlanta. Administration of USMLE® Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) is expected to begin at the new location in April 2019. Administration of USMLE Step 2 CS will continue as scheduled at the Atlanta testing center’s current location while the new location is under development.

Confirmation notices for examinees who schedule a USMLE Step 2 CS exam in Atlanta in 2019 will indicate the appropriate test center address (either the current location or the new location), depending on the test date selected.

The new test center location is one stop from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the free high-speed airport train, and approximately a 10-minute drive from the current location.

Street Name Change for Los Angeles, California, CSEC Testing Center

May 25, 2018

While the physical location of the Los Angeles, California, CSEC testing center is not changing, the name of the street on which the center is located is changing. Effective June 2, 2018, the name of the street where the center is located will change from “Sepulveda Boulevard” to “Pacific Coast Highway.” The City of El Segundo plans to begin changing the street signage in early June. However, until the change is complete, you may see signs for either street name as you drive to the center or as you use on-line maps and driving directions.

This is a street name change only. The street number, city, and zip code remain the same.

The street address for the Los Angeles center, effective June 2, 2018, is:

Pacific Corporate Towers
100 North Pacific Coast Highway, 13th Floor
El Segundo, CA 90245

All CSEC Testing Centers Open and USMLE Step 2 CS Being Administered as Scheduled

March 20, 2018

All Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) testing centers (Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) are open. USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) is being administered as scheduled at all testing centers.

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 Website

October 30, 2014

Welcome to the website of the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC)! We are pleased to offer this 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 13, 2018.
Last updated September 13, 2018.