USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam Course
Step 2 CS - WOLFPACC Overview
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Day 1 -3 is Demonstrational. Students practice under exam like conditions and go over items tested, do’s & don’ts, data gathering, communication skills, physical exam, clinical encounter note writing, standardized patient encounter, interviewing patient, receive “physician scored” feedback from history & physical skills. Students are video recorded so they can watch, evaluate and make adjustments to their performance where needed.
Day 4-5 is the Simulated exam. During the simulated exam students are recorded. There are 12 different timed clinical case situations which include individualized feedback and evaluation of each case. You will also receive a performance checklist & recommendations for optimal success from a WOLFPACC instructor. Keep your patient encounter video recording and scored clinical notes. All materials provided.
Tuition: $1000 (Housing Not Included)
Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE)
- Data gathering - patient information collected by history taking and physical examination
- Documentation - completion of a patient note summarizing the findings of the patient encounter, diagnostic impression, and initial patient work-up
Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS)
- Questioning skills
- Information-sharing skills
- Professional manner and rapport
Spoken English Proficiency (SEP)
- Clarity of spoken English communication within the context of the doctor-patient encounter
Step 2 CS uses standardized patients, i.e., people trained to portray real patients in the examination. You are expected to establish rapport with the patients, elicit pertinent historical information from them, perform focused physical examinations, answer patient questions, and provide counseling when appropriate. After each patient interaction, you will record pertinent history and physical examination findings, list diagnostic impressions, and outline plans for further evaluation, if necessary. The cases cover common and important situations that a physician is likely to encounter in common medical practice in clinics, doctors' offices, emergency departments, and hospital settings in the United States.