Step 3

Step 3 is the last of the Step exam sequence and traditionally culminates the residency internship year. While Step 2 emphasizes the initial clinical work-up, Step 3 assesses “what’s next” in implementing treatment plans and care management.

The exam seeks to assess a trainee's readiness to assume independent practice in the coming years. Step 3 is completed in two consecutive testing days and (similar to Step 2) is comprised of MCQ and experiential components.

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  • Kaplan: Step 3

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