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    Changes to STEP

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    Most examinees who take a Step 1 examination after May 15, 2010 will see
    fewer items presented in a non-clinical vignette format.
    Efforts to assess basic science knowledge in a clinical context in the
    Step 1 examination have been underway for several years. This work is
    part of the ongoing Comprehensive Review of USMLE (CRU). One of the
    recommendations emerging from the CRU process is that USMLE emphasize
    the importance of the scientific foundations of medicine in all
    components of the assessment process and that the assessment of these
    foundations occurs within a clinical context or framework, to the
    greatest extent possible. The changes planned for Step 1 are consistent
    with this recommendation. Although the overall balance of content areas
    will remain comparable to recent Step 1 examinations, non-clinical
    presentations will be reduced.
    STEP 1 [X] STEP 2 [X] STEP 3[X] PGY - 1 [X] PGY-2 [*]

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    So, if one were planning on taking the exam in the next 2-3 weeks, should he/she schedule his/her exam before or after May 15? I'm scheduled for May 17, but not sure if I wanna be a guinea pig.

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    Straight forward questions will be almost out of the game.

    No more " who smacked jack?" A= Me
    you gonna have to find out through clinical details and settings: I knew that was gonna happen!
    I need to think about something...maybe you know what...

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    from what i remember, the majority of my exam was like that anyway

    although it was nice to get those straight to the point questions without having to sift through the fluff in the question. it's good they are doing this though because step 2 is long viniettes
    M.D.

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