USMLE: Clinical Skills Test Ended

The Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) test for medical school students and graduates has been permanently canceled, cosponsors of the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) announced in a press release this afternoon.

COVID-19 had forced a suspension of the all-day test, which requires test takers to have physical contact with standardized patients. It’s designed to gauge how soon-to-be doctors gather information from patients, perform physical exams, and communicate their findings to patients and colleagues.