Our main focus will be on the three components tested by the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills exam:
1. Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE) component:
This component assesses your history-taking skills, ability to perform a thorough physical examination, medical understanding, and interpretative skills to create an accurate differential diagnosis list and provide a patient with the appropriate next steps of management.
2. Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS) component:
This component evaluates your bedside manners and ability to communicate with a patient appropriately, gather necessary information, and provide an effective management plan.
3. Spoken English Proficiency (SEP) component:
This component assesses the clarity of your spoken English and your ability to communicate effectively in a patient encounter setting.