The Only Step 2 CS Resource You Need

Kristy Crowley - Mar 22, 2018

Disclaimer: The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and NBME® announced the discontinuation of the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam on January 26, 2021. For more information, see the official USMLE® announcement.


Have you been searching for a comprehensive, one-stop Step 2 CS resource? Look no further – our full Step 2 CS learning package has arrived. There’s no need to continue scouring multiple resources to study for your Step 2 CS. Everything you need is right here, including: 

  • A full Step 2 CS learning package with 40 cases
  • Multimedia that can’t be found in any other Step 2 CS resource  
  • Side-by-side comparison of your patient notes with samples from our physicians
  • Differential diagnosis tables
  • Detailed checklists for your simulation patient or study partner to fill out

Medical students go into the Step 2 CS exam with different levels of knowledge. You may be a practicing physician in your home country but are not 100% confident in your English language and counseling skills. You might be a native speaker but have not been exposed to specific rotations, so certain physical examinations or differential diagnoses might still be unfamiliar to you.

AMBOSS is able to give both international medical graduates (IMGs) and U.S. medical students a feel for the real exam (e.g., realistic patient note form, realistic cases). At the same time, the way you study for Step 2 CS can be tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses, making the process much more efficient. 

Our team of physicians has created a Step 2 CS learning package that includes exactly as much as you need to excel on the day of the exam. Features include detailed counseling suggestions and explanations of why certain diagnostic tests should be ordered. Use our speech bubble or phrasionary features – think personal medical dictionary – for a quick refresher or more detailed overview. No other resource offers this. 

To help you excel during the physical examination portion of the Step 2 CS exam, we provide suggestions for questions you should ask your patient, which can be found within the ‘history’ section of each case. To simplify Step 2 CS preparation even further, we have included multiple videos and images that can be utilized if you are unfamiliar with how to perform an examination maneuver. 

Some of you may study with friends or relatives that are not trained within the medical profession. Most won’t know what epistaxis or positive rebound tenderness is and will have to ask you (the examinee) before the physical examination even begins. For this reason, we explain all of the abnormal examination findings in layman’s terms within the ‘patient instruction’ section to avoid any issues in preparing you for the exam.

There is no reason preparing for your upcoming Step 2 CS exam has to be stressful. You can now access everything you need on one platform. Ready to get started? We’ve got you covered!