INMD 7021

USMLE Step 2CK Structured Preparation Course


Shannon Nelson
Course Coordinator

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Successful completion of all MS1 and MS2 courses and Step 1 examination


    Catalog description: In this independent study course, students will engage in full-time review for their national USMLE Step 2CK examination. Although the components of the course are designed for self-directed learning, students will have the opportunity for regular knowledge check ins and for one-on-one meetings with learner development staff on an as-needed basis. The focus of the course is to provide students with a systematic preparation approach to attain an optimal passing score outcome. Specifically, students will:

    • Work with the Office of Learner Development (OLD) to create and submit a study plan based on the C-Q-A model [template to be provided]
    • Submit weekly progress reports based on the C-Q-A process to track progress toward goal outcome.

    Sites: OL: Online learning

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery mode: Variable independent study

    Direct patient care: No

    Consent requirement: Open to student scheduling

    Course objectives: To successfully complete this course, students will be able to do the following for USMLE Step 2CK preparation:

    • Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one's knowledge and expertise (PBLI1).
    • Set learning and improvement goals (PBLI2).
    • Incorporate feedback into daily practice (PBLI5).

    Graded components: The course is graded on participation only. A passing grade is obtained by completing all of the requirements including submission of a study plan, weekly submission of study progress, and completion of two self-assessments.

    Grading scale: P/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

    Related curricular experience: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub