• NBME invites participants for field trial of new step 2 cs assessment formats

    The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) has developed a new way to implement the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination. To test the new formats and measurements, the NBME® is looking for students willing to participate in a field trial.

    The scheduled dates for step 2 cs new assessment formats are August 13 and August 14, 2013, at the NBME headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. There is no charge for the examination, but participants will be responsible for all travel and lodging costs.

    The NBME is seeking approximately 50 eligible participants. Each participant who completes all sections of the field trial will receive a $150.00 honorarium.


    • Applicants who have taken and passed USMLE Step 1.

    • Senior/4th year/6th year students or graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

    • Senior/4th year/6th year students or graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada (International Medical Graduates) and who have applied to the ECFMG for certification.

    : If you participated in the Step 2CS pilots held in January, April, September or October 2012, you are NOT eligible to participate in this pilot.

    Applications to participate in the trial will be accepted starting July 10, 2013 through 10:00 pm EST on August 2, 2013. For other details please go through usmle website at this link http://www.usmle.org/announcements/

    Source: USMLE website
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