Course Description


  • ‚ÄčOne of a kind two-week amalgamated observership and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skill training course
  • Comprehensive candidate prep including exam day tips, interpersonal communication skills and residency application guidance

  • Interaction with faculty and residents from diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds with opportunities for career guidance to planning

  • Dedicated USMLE Step 2 CS exam prep by participation in dedicated faculty driven workshops with standardized patients. Candidates will be exposed to eight (8) such sessions during the course of the rotation

  • A mid-rotation mock mini Step 2 CS exam (six stations) complemented with personalized real time patients and remediation strategies

  • Exposure to 12 standardized patients with the aim of vocabulary development, refining history taking skills, physical examination techniques and development of a differential diagnosis and management plan

  • Insight into residency with a schedule mimicking that of a 1st year resident: Starting with sign outs at 6: 30 a.m. followed by attendance of morning report, grand rounds (Tuesdays), team rounds, afternoon didactics, journal club, patient-focused academic discussions and patient admissions.

  • Access to the state-of-the-art Institute for Bedside Medicine with access to the Institute for Technical Simulation and the 24-hour Medical Library

  • Access to unique clinical skill and differential diagnosis booklet and flashcard deck for rapid review

  • Enrollment in the course does not guarantee an interview at our Institution

  • Letters of recommendation will be provided by the program to only deserving candidates. Enrollment in the course does NOT guarantee an LOR

  • A typical day will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will go on until 5:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. depending on the call structure. The Sunday after the mid rotation examination will be an off day.

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