July 2016 Hotel Availability for USMLE Step 2 CS Examinees Testing in Philadelphia
Posted: January 25, 2016
Due to the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July 25--July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, hotel availability will be limited and rates may be higher than usual. Examinees planning to take the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam in Philadelphia in late July should note that while the Philadelphia Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) test centers will remain open, it may be difficult and/or more expensive to obtain a hotel room during this time.
New features in Step 1 and Step 2 CK examinations
Posted: March 03, 2016
Updated: June 09, 2016
The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) has developed new software to deliver Step 1 and Step 2 CK of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®). The new software incorporates user-adjustable display features, specifically text magnification and reverse color (color inversion).
The new features will begin to be administered in Step 1 examinations during a transition period beginning the week of May 9, and in Step 2 CK examinations during a transition period beginning the week of July 10. Although the transition will occur quickly at many test centers, there may be some locations where the changes take slightly longer to complete. The overall transition period will likely last approximately 6 weeks.
Two new user-adjustable display features will be available in the new software:
- Reverse color (color inversion)
- Text magnification
Inverts the color of the text and background from black-on-white to white-on-black. The ability to reverse color (also known as color inversion) improves readability for some users.
Two levels of text magnification will be available.
Magnifies images, such as photographs and graphs.
Click anywhere within the image to enlarge or to return to original size.