USMLE Clinical Skills Testing: End It or Change It Entirely USMLE Clinical Skills Testing: End It or Change It Entirely
The USMLE Step 2 CS is on hold due to COVID-19. The suspension offers a chance to reflect on problems with the exam and whether those issues can be fixed or the test should be ended forever.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

USMLE Change Is Rewriting Residency Selection, Med Ed USMLE Change Is Rewriting Residency Selection, Med Ed
The announcement of a major change to USMLE testing has left residency directors rethinking how they select applicants and may shake the foundations of medical education curricula.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

With Clinical Skills Tests Suspended, IMGs Need English Exam With Clinical Skills Tests Suspended, IMGs Need English Exam
Requirements for students have changed again. With the USMLE Step 2 clinical skills test suspended, foreign medical graduates must now take an English exam.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

USMLE Testing Chaos May Harm Current and Future Doctors USMLE Testing Chaos May Harm Current and Future Doctors
Licensing exam testing, delayed by COVID-19, has resumed. But chaos and cancellations have left many confused, anxious, and angry. Critics allege that the organizations responsible are failing students and residents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

USMLE Abandons Plan for Shorter Tests After Backlash USMLE Abandons Plan for Shorter Tests After Backlash
The MSMLE decided not to offer a shorter version of the Step 1 and Step 2 CK exam to some students after all, in response to criticism about fairness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

USMLE Step 2 CS Suspended for at Least 1 More Year USMLE Step 2 CS Suspended for at Least 1 More Year
Some say a crucial tool for ensuring proficiency will be sorely missed. Some say the test material is covered elsewhere and that it should be permanently replaced, regardless of COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Students Upset by USMLE Response to COVID-19 Demand Changes
An open letter asks the National Board of Medical of Examiners to consider alternate test locations, better communication, and other changes. The organization says it is pursuing solutions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students Upset by USMLE Response to COVID-19 Demand Changes Students Upset by USMLE Response to COVID-19 Demand Changes
An open letter asks the National Board of Medical of Examiners to consider alternate test locations, better communication, and other changes. The organization says it is pursuing solutions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

USMLE Changes: One'Step' at a Time USMLE Changes: One'Step' at a Time
Dr Alok Patel discusses the new pass/fail scoring system for USMLE Step 1 and how these changes may affect future generations of doctors.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

USMLE Tests Resume May 1, Sparking Student Concerns
The announcement has led to confusion among test takers who question the safety of testing during a pandemic — and wonder if they will get a spot with the number of slots halved. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USMLE Tests Resume May 1, Sparking Student Concerns USMLE Tests Resume May 1, Sparking Student Concerns
The announcement has led to confusion among test takers who question the safety of testing during a pandemic — and wonder if they will get a spot with the number of slots halved.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Match Day Events Canceled, Step 2 Testing Postponed
Several US medical schools have canceled Match Day celebrations or plan to live-stream events amid the coronavirus outbreak; USMLE Step 2 clinical skills testing has also been suspended. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Match Day Events Canceled, Step 2 Testing Postponed Match Day Events Canceled, Step 2 Testing Postponed
Several US medical schools have canceled Match Day celebrations or plan to live-stream events amid the coronavirus outbreak; USMLE Step 2 clinical skills testing has also been suspended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail: 5 Changes That Should Be Next USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail: 5 Changes That Should Be Next
The announcement that Step 1 will change to a pass/fail scoring system has opened the floodgates for additional changes to medical education. Here are five suggestions for what should come next.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

USMLE Change Benefits Students, Reflects AAFP Guidance
Medical students scored a major win last week when the United States Medical Licensing Examination program announced its intention to change score reporting for the USMLE Step 1 exam from the current three-digit numeric score to pass/fail beginning in 2022. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Do You Think About USMLE Step 1 Becoming Pass/Fail? What Do You Think About USMLE Step 1 Becoming Pass/Fail?
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) program has announced that the Step 1 exam will change from a scored system to pass/fail. Do you think this is a good idea?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

' Momentous' USMLE Change: New Pass/Fail Format Stuns Medicine'Momentous' USMLE Change: New Pass/Fail Format Stuns Medicine
Most agree the move will reduce the outsized role the test scores play in landing residencies, but many worry about how program directors will make the choice when they don't have an initial cutoff.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

A 66-Year-Old Man With Leukemia: USMLE Question A 66-Year-Old Man With Leukemia: USMLE Question
A 66-year-old man is found to have chronic myelogenous leukemia after a routine office visit. What is the most appropriate initial treatment in this case?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 63-Year-Old Man With Big Toe Pain: USMLE Question A 63-Year-Old Man With Big Toe Pain: USMLE Question
A 63-year-old man presents with an extremely painful right big toe. He is told that he should avoid aspirin. Why?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 22-Year-Old Man With Extreme Leg Pain: USMLE Question A 22-Year-Old Man With Extreme Leg Pain: USMLE Question
A 22-year-old man presents with leg pain. He was treated for a right tibial fracture the previous day. He now rates his pain as a 10 on a 10-point scale. What's the next step?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 25-Year-Old Man With Itchy Lesions: USMLE Question A 25-Year-Old Man With Itchy Lesions: USMLE Question
A 25-year-old man presents with itchy lesions on his legs and arms. He states that the lesions developed over a week and that he has never had anything like this before. What treatment is best?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 17-Year-Old With Respiratory Symptoms: USMLE Question A 17-Year-Old With Respiratory Symptoms: USMLE Question
A 17-year-old boy presents with worsening upper respiratory symptoms that are making him unable to concentrate in class. What medication should he receive?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 25-Year-Old Woman With Depigmentation: USMLE Question A 25-Year-Old Woman With Depigmentation: USMLE Question
A 25-year-old woman presents with progressive depigmentation on her hands over the past 3 years. Do you know the disease process at work?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 55-Year-Old Man With Worsening Cough: USMLE Question A 55-Year-Old Man With Worsening Cough: USMLE Question
A 55-year-old man presents with unexplained weight loss, worsening cough, and drooping right eyelid. Can you make the diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

USMLE Scores Should Not Dictate Specialty Choice USMLE Scores Should Not Dictate Specialty Choice
Although measuring competency in medical students is vital, so is ensuring that they are able to pursue their passions. The results of one test should not dictate the future of an entire career.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

A 69-Year-Old Man With Scrotal Swelling: USMLE Question A 69-Year-Old Man With Scrotal Swelling: USMLE Question
A 69-year-old man presents with scrotal swelling and severe pain. He says the pain has been getting progressively worse, and that he has discomfort during urination. What's wrong?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 20-Year-Old Woman With a Breast Lump: USMLE Question A 20-Year-Old Woman With a Breast Lump: USMLE Question
A 20-year-old woman presents with of a lump in her right breast. She first noticed it two weeks ago and says that is not painful. What's the diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 47-Year-Old Who Keeps Choking: USMLE Question A 47-Year-Old Who Keeps Choking: USMLE Question
A 47-year-old man presents due to repeated incidents of getting food stuck in his throat. He has also been unintentionally losing weight. What's the next step in diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 34-Year-Old Man With a Severe Headache: USMLE Question A 34-Year-Old Man With a Severe Headache: USMLE Question
A 34-year-old man presents because of profuse sweating, a severe headache, and a"racing heart." He has had several episodes like this one. What's the diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 42-Year-Old Woman With Swollen Eyes: USMLE Question A 42-Year-Old Woman With Swollen Eyes: USMLE Question
A 42-year-old woman presents with swelling around both of her eyes. She has been urinating less and has also had fevers and joint pain. What's the diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 72-Year-Old Man Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 72-Year-Old Man Short of Breath: USMLE Question
A 72-year-old man presents with progressively worsening shortness of breath over the past year. Can you identify the most likely cause?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

' Secretive Meeting' Threatens USMLE Reform, Critics Say'Secretive Meeting' Threatens USMLE Reform, Critics Say
Changes to USMLE scoring were proposed after a closed-door meeting. Critics of the recommendations say they are inadequate and threaten to undermine meaningful reform.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Recommendations to Reform USMLE Now Available for Comment Recommendations to Reform USMLE Now Available for Comment
Preliminary recommendations on the"complex" issues related to USMLE score reporting are now available online for comment through July 26.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

A 66-Year-Old Man With Rapid Weight Gain: USMLE Question A 66-Year-Old Man With Rapid Weight Gain: USMLE Question
A 66-year-old man presents with sudden weight gain, excessive sweating, and fatigue. What's the diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 70-Year-Old Woman With Sudden Eye Pain: USMLE Question A 70-Year-Old Woman With Sudden Eye Pain: USMLE Question
A 70-year-old woman presents with blurred vision, headache, and severe eye pain after exiting a movie theater. What diagnostic test is indicated?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 69-Year-Old Man With a Stab Wound: USMLE Question A 69-Year-Old Man With a Stab Wound: USMLE Question
A 69-year-old man presents with a penetrating stab wound to the abdomen. He is diaphoretic and tachypneic. What treatment should you initiate?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 58-Year-Old Man With Severe Back Pain: USMLE Question A 58-Year-Old Man With Severe Back Pain: USMLE Question
A 58-year-old man presents with severe lower back pain that radiates to his right flank and groin. Can you make the right diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 65-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 65-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question
A 65-year-old man presents with abdominal and bone pain, as well as altered mental status. Are you able to make the right diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 22-Year-Old Man Who Can't Speak: USMLE Question A 22-Year-Old Man Who Can't Speak: USMLE Question
A 22-year-old man presents with difficulty speaking and an inability to swallow. Can you correctly identify the most appropriate treatment?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

An 85-Year-Old Woman With a Painful Rash: USMLE Question An 85-Year-Old Woman With a Painful Rash: USMLE Question
An 85-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus is admitted to the hospital due to a painful rash on her right leg. What's the next step in her care?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 36-Year-Old Man Who Bruises Easily: USMLE Question A 36-Year-Old Man Who Bruises Easily: USMLE Question
A 36-year-old man has been bruising more easily. What treatment is recommended?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Pro Tips on USMLE-Rx Pro Tips on USMLE-Rx
In this video interview, Tao Le, MD, creator of USMLE-Rx, discusses tips for students to get the most out of this study tool.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

A 72-Year-Old Man With a Severe Headache: USMLE Question A 72-Year-Old Man With a Severe Headache: USMLE Question
A 72-year-old man presents with a severe headache that began suddenly a few hours prior. Can you make the correct diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 37-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Diarrhea: USMLE Question A 37-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Diarrhea: USMLE Question
A 37-year-old man presents due to recurrent bouts of diarrhea and bloating, as well as itchy skin vesicles. What treatment should you advise?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

USMLE-Rx: Best Practices for Students USMLE-Rx: Best Practices for Students
Our medical student representative, Neil Bhavsar, speaks with Tao Le, MD, creator of USMLE-Rx about ways to maximize the study tool and approaches students may not have realized they should be taking.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

A 23-Year-Old Avoiding Altitude Sickness: USMLE Question A 23-Year-Old Avoiding Altitude Sickness: USMLE Question
A 23-year-old man is seeking advice on avoiding altitude sickness when he climbs mountains. Do you know how to best advise him?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 55-Year-Old Woman Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 55-Year-Old Woman Short of Breath: USMLE Question
A 55-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath. She has a history of deep vein thrombosis and current breast cancer. What's the next step in management?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 6-Year-Old With Excessive Fidgeting: USMLE Question A 6-Year-Old With Excessive Fidgeting: USMLE Question
A 6-year-old boy is brought to the office by his mother due to his constantly fidgeting and imitating her. What is the cause?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 31-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain: USMLE Question A 31-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain: USMLE Question
A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain. She says the pain is worse after eating but also occurs unpredictably. What's the diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

A 49-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 49-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question
A 49-year-old man presents to an outpatient clinic with right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and intermittent vomiting. What's the most appropriate next step in his management?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news