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Frequently Asked Questions

Which package should I choose?

Standard Package – This package will be a 3-day session. The first 2 days cover all components of the Step 2 CS, and on the 3rd day, you will get to take a mock test with 6 cases. You will get a feedback from our professional SPs, patient note review by MDs, and a Comprehensive Performance Report, which will detail your strengths and weaknesses. You will be able to practice at the center for 2 weeks with other students or you can hire SPs and have your patient notes reviewed by MDs. You will get a lab coat.

Premium Package – MOST POPULAR PACKAGE – Standard package plus unlimited access to the center, and an additional 12 cases mock test. That means a total of 18 mock test cases. The 2nd mock test with a completely separate set of cases can be taken at a date closer to your actual test. You will also receive a Littman Classic Stethoscope, lab coat, and patient gown to practice.

Mock Test  – The mock test with 12 cases is held only on Sundays. You should take the mock tests, only if you believe you are adequately prepared for the test. You should use this as a diagnostic test for your CS test. If you have failed before, or are unsure of the standards expected of you, we strongly recommend our Standard or Premium packages.

How much preparation do I have to do, BEFORE taking your course?

You do not have to prepare for the CS before coming to the course. We suggest that you come with an open mind, and a willingness to learn. It usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks of intense prep to be ready for the test. You might want to brush up on your typing skills.

How long do I need AFTER the course?

Although we have had students taking the exam within the week after the course, it usually takes about 2-3 weeks after the course to prepare for the exam. Remember that the new format demands more precise history taking, physical exam, and well-written patient notes. That’s why you need a lot of practice before you take the exam.

What is your passing rate?

We have taught over 5500 students since we started in 2009, and we have a 97 % pass rate. More than just passing, 30% of our recent test takers have gotten high performance in one or more components of the Step 2 CS test. And our average score for our Step 1/ 2 CK is 237.

What is your Comprehensive Perfomance Report (CPR)?

Our CPR is a detailed report, outlining your performances in all the components of the CS test – CIS, ICE, and SEP. We conduct ongoing statistical studies to predict how our CPR will reflect your performances in the real CS test.

Where is the course conducted?

The first day of the course is conducted at Touro College of Medicine (230 West 125th Street, NY 10026). From the 2nd day onwards, the course is conducted at our NYCSPREP Center of Clinical excellence (1970 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NY 10026). This well-equipped, state-of-the-art center has facilities for group study sessions, conference rooms, and OSCE rooms.

Where is the nearest airport?

The nearest airports are JFK and LGA.

How do I get to the venue?

There is ample public transportation. The A, B, C, D trains to West 125th Street Station. The 4,5,6 trains to East 125th Street Station. Cabs into the city are at a standard fixed fee.

Who is your teaching faculty?

All our faculty members are practicing physicians. Our faculty is extremely experienced in teaching Step 2 CS and we have helped AMGs, FMGs, DOs, old and new graduates, and even those who have had unsuccessful attempts with USMLE Steps. Our experience as practicing physicians helps us to provide ‘real world’ experience to our students. For example, how to treat these ‘actors’ as real patients, how to write appropriate Patient Notes, which will reflect your medical competence and expertise, etc.

Who are your Standardized Patients?

Our Standardized Patients or SPs are an integral part of our success. They have all been part of our USMLE program since inception. They have the experience of working at various medical schools and are professionally trained to provide an evaluation of your performance.

Do you have this course in other States?

We have been conducting USMLE prep course in New York for the past 8 years. We also conduct courses in India, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Can I change or cancel the date?

Yes, you can. For more information on rescheduling or canceling the program, please refer to our refund policy.

Can I get a discount?

Our USMLE prep courses prepare you to face the USMLE exam with confidence and we believe that our USMLE prep course fees are very cost-competitive. Additionally, we are affiliated with several schools, and some of these schools provide discounts to their students. Contact your medical school to find out if you are entitled to a discount.

Any information about affordable stay near your location?

Our students have recommended a few affordable stays in NYC. Please note that they are just suggestions and not our recommendations.
Jazz on the Park (36 W 106th St, New York, NY 10025 | 212 932 1600)
Harlem YMCA (891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025 | 212 932 2300)
Astor on the Park (65 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025 | 888 591 2799)
Royal Park Hotel (258 W 97th St, New York, NY 10025 | 212 665 7434)
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