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USMLE Step 2 CK

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Prepare for USMLE Step 2 CK

NYCSPREP provides you with a solid game plan to crack the exam with comprehensive learning solutions for your success.
  • Practice Exam

    Use high-yield resources that feature question banks and practice exams designed to simulate the real Step 2 CK exam in content and structure for the best practice.

  • Live Classes

    Learn with our structured USMLE Step 2 CK study schedule and get acquainted with test-taking strategies with easy to follow study tips to master challenging topics.

  • Fully-Equipped Study Center

    Experience an exceptional USMLE Step 2 CK prep at our brand new full-service center which is equipped with quiet study rooms and get support from our staff while working with your peers.

  • Expert Guidance

    Receive guidance from mentors on how to organize your USMLE Step 2 CK study plan along with feedback throughout your course to make the most of your preparation efforts.

  • Experienced Faculty

    Get tutored by our experienced and highly motivated teachers who themselves have scored highly on their steps.

  • Medical School Affiliations

    Know the value of our USMLE prep courses as several medical schools have put their trust in our methods by being affiliated to us.

About the Course

In-Center Classes

  • Access to our facility from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Study rooms available
  • Testing area for self-practice
  • Shelf exams at the test center that mimics the real test center environment
  • Review of shelfs and questions after classes
  • One-on-one tutoring if necessary
  • Personalized study plans
  • Follow-up and advice during your preparation


Online Classes

  • Join our daily classes online
  • Participate in class with other online and live students
  • Get access to our tutors to resolve your questions or concerns
  • Join us from anywhere
  • Get advice from our tutors in your preparation
  • Participate in our daily questions review
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NYCSPREP Step 2 CK Workshop

No Fixed Dates

Attend our prep course for USMLE Step 2 CK any time of the cycle at our full-service center according to your convenience.

Live Lectures and Q&A Review Daily

Learn on a well-structured schedule, master difficult topics through daily Q&A review and get effective strategies and study tips.

High-yield Resource Materials

Evaluate your weaknesses through well-structured workbooks and books with illustration to help you strategically focus on the content to maximize your score.

Weekly NBME Shelf Exams by Specialty

Prepare and practice every exam in the NBME self-assessments and clinical mastery series for a comprehensive foundation.

1-on-1 Feedback Sessions

Meet with your personal medical advisor for one-on-one advising sessions to create, review and refine your study plan.

Personalized Study Plan

Receive guidance to create a study plan that is optimized to fit your learning style and background keeping your score goals in mind.

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USMLE Step 2 CK

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Schedule

Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Internal Medicine
  • Daily Question Bank Analysis
  • HY Neurology
  • HY Endocrinology
  • HY Cardiology

Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Internal Medicine
  • Daily Question Bank Analysis
  • HY Cardiology
  • HY Pulmonology
  • HY Gastroenterology
  • IM Self-Assessment at our Exam Center

Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Internal Medicine
  • Daily Question Bank Analysis
  • HY Genitourinary
  • HY Hematology
  • HY Musculoskeletal
  • IM Self-Assessment at our Exam Center

Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Pediatrics
  • Daily Question Bank Analysis
  • HY Neonatology
  • HY Respiratory
  • HY Cardiology
  • HY Gastroenterology
  • HY Other
  • PEDS Self-Assessment at our Exam Center

Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

OBGYN and PSYCH
  • Daily Question Bank Analysis
  • HY Maternity
  • HY Obstetrics
  • HY Disorders of Pregnancy
  • HY Gynecology: STDs, Cancer, etc.
  • HY Childhood Disorders, Mood Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, & Other Topics
  • OBGYN Self-Assessment at our Exam Center

Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Surgery + Other Topics
  • Daily Question Bank Analysis
  • HY Surgery
  • HY DERM
  • HY OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • HY STATS
  • HY STATS
  • SURGERY or PSYCH Self-Assessment At Our Exam-Center


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Plan Type
Course Duration
NYCSPREP Step 2 CK workbook
Study Material
High Yield Speciality Based Lectures
Test-taking strategies and study tips
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Extra Features
Live Online
$2,000
Course Duration
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
for 6 weeks
NYCSPREP Step 2 CK workbook
Study Material
Qbank question analysis
High Yield Speciality Based Lectures
Test-taking strategies and study tips
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Access to Live Classes via
GoToMeeting Platform
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Live
$2,099
Course Duration
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
for 6 weeks
NYCSPREP Step 2 CK workbook
Study Material
Qbank question analysis
High Yield Speciality Based Lectures
Test-taking strategies and study tips
Access
Access to our study rooms and
exam center
Extra Features
Small group sessions 5 Self-Assessments and review
One-on-One Program
$3,500
Course Duration
4-8 weeks with flexible
scheduling
NYCSPREP Step 2 CK workbook
Study Material
Structured individualized
study plan
High Yield Speciality Based Lectures
Test-taking strategies and study tips
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40 hours of one-on-one
tutoring
Extra Features
Subject Based Review Books System Based Review Book Pathology Review Subscription & Text
  • Tutoring

  • One-On-One Tutoring
    2-3 hour sessions
    Flexible scheduling Over 2-4 weeks
    Individualized structured program

  • $100 per hour

Success Stories

What Our Students Say

Dr Somas and his team of tutors do a great job at guiding you. This course has given a big boost to my self confidence. I recommend this course to anyone who is having issues with their CK preparations.

– Tanya Chen

FAQs

What is USMLE Step 2 CK?

The Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (Step 2 CK) is a part of the USMLE Step 2 exam. It is similar to USMLE Step 1 as you need to demonstrate your knowledge that you were previously tested on with National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) shelf exams. The exam is computer‐based and is in the form of multiple choice questions.

How many questions are there on Step 2 CK?

The Step 2 CK has a total number of 318 questions, divided into 8 blocks of 40 questions each.

Is USMLE Step 1 easier or Step 2 CK?

Both exams, Step 1 and Step 2 CK, require you to apply your skills, read between the lines, and think quickly. However, Step 2 CK is a bit tricky because of the depth and unpredictability of questions involved.

How long should I study for the Step 2 CK exam?

You may need at least one month or more for USMLE Step 2 CK preparation. Some of the resources commonly used by students include, but are not limited to are:

  • Study guides and resources used in preparation for NBME Subject Examinations
  • NBME Self-Assessments and NBME Clinical Comprehensive Examination
  • Comprehensive review book
  • Pharm Cards may be helpful in preparing for questions
  • Question banks
  • You may want to consider enrolling in a prep course such as NYCSPREP
  • Clinical Fellows can be an excellent source of knowledge and USMLE Step 2 CK preparation tips.
What is the best time of the year to take USMLE Step 2 CK exam?

Step 2 CK allows you the flexibility to schedule your exam according to your convenience. This helps you to adjust your Step 2 CK study schedule and time accordingly. Most students feel the best time to take USMLE Step 2 CK is when the knowledge of clinical science they gain from rotations is fresh in their minds. However, according to the USMLE, most medical students take Step 2 CK in their fourth year.

You need to keep in mind that you have to pass the Step 2 CK exam before you graduate medical school because some programs need the scores to be in before the rank list deadline, that is in late February. If you believe in appearing for the exam early, you’ll want the scores in before the residency application deadline, that is in mid-September. So, the best time to take the Step 2 CK would be during the summer, followed by a year of core rotations, finished with a month of internal medicine.

Whenever you decide to take the exam, ensure that you have enough time for a retake if required.

How do I schedule USMLE Step 2 CK?

If you are applying for USMLE Step 2 CK, you must select your eligibility period, which is a three-month period, during which you have to take the exam. You can choose the day in the eligibility period assigned to you, provided there is space available at your preferred test center. To familiarize with the eligibility periods for the exam, you need to visit the USMLE website.

How long is the USMLE Step 2 CK Exam?

Step 2 CK is a one-day examination consisting of eight blocks. Each block is allotted one hour to complete. It is a 9-hour testing session out of which one hour is the break time.

What is the best advice for USMLE Step 2 CK?

Step 2 CK requires the same type of preparation as Step 1. You need to take help of question banks and practice exams that simulate the real exam. The question bank is an efficient way to test your knowledge and it presents better learning opportunities. It helps you in analyzing your level of readiness. The best way to prepare for Step 2 CK is getting help from professional USMLE prep courses such as NYCSPREP.

NYCSPREP course for Step 2 CK includes content knowledge materials that are well-structured and well-explained.

The course also includes simulated exams that introduce and familiarize you with the USMLE style questions you will be asked in the real exam.

The benefits of enrolling in NYCSPREP Step 2 CK prep course are:

  • You are better enabled to predict your test performance.
  • You increase your chances of getting the specialty you desire.
How can I get a high score in the USMLE Step 2 CK?

Firstly, you need to decide how much USMLE Step 2 CK preparation time you are willing to devote in your USMLE step 2 CK preparation schedule. If you dream of achieving a high Step 2 CK score, you need to set aside more study time.

When it comes to USMLE Step 2 CK prep, do not underestimate the power of a question bank, or QBank for the simple fact that it simulates an actual exam and it gives proper answers to your practice questions.

The right test prep course, such as NYCSPREP ensures that you have all the information required and the confidence that comes from preparation to master the boards for Step 2 CK.

What is the passing score for Step 2 CK?

The minimum Step 2 CK passing score is 209. This was last changed in May 2018. It is recommended that you check the details of the announcement on the USMLE website.

Can I take USMLE Step 2 CK before Step 1?

Yes, you can. Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS are three independent exams and you can take these exams in any order you prefer. However, you need to keep in mind that you have to clear all these Steps before you attempt your Step 3.

Is passing USMLE Step 2 CK a requirement for graduation?

Yes, you must take both parts of USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS) and pass the tests prior to graduation.

How long will it take to receive my USMLE Step 2 CK score?

It takes around 3-4 weeks for the scores to come in; however, delays are possible. It is recommended to sign up for the ECFMG Reporter, the ECFMG E-Newsletter and also monitor their website to stay updated on the important information.

What is covered on the USMLE Step 2 CK exam?

Here’s the list of topics covered in USMLE Step 2 CK exam:

  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Immunologic Disorders
  • Ethics/General Principals/Biostatistics
  • Mental Disorders
  • Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
  • Diseases of Blood-forming Organs and Blood
  • Neoplasms/Hematology
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Diseases of the Nervous System and Special Senses
  • Urinary, Renal, and Male Reproductive Systems
  • Childbirth, and the Puerperium, Gynecologic, and Disorders of Pregnancy
  • Disorders of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
  • Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
  • Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Injury and Poisoning
  • Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions