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Question Synthetic models, mannequins, or simulators in the CS Exam!

I copy pasted below statement from the official Step 2 CS Content Description. I want to know really we have such a encounters in exam? has any body experience about it?

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"In some instances you may be instructed to perform a physical examination that relates to a specific medical condition, life circumstance, or occupation. Synthetic models, mannequins, or simulators provide an appropriate format for assessment of sensitive examination skills such as genital or rectal examination, and may be used for these cases"
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While it's true that has been mentioned in the official CS exam description for the last two years but I've never encountered a candidate who have actually seen a simulator SP.

However, the recently proposed changes to the CS exam as announced by the USMLE review committee might include such simulations.

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Do you mean the changes from June 2012 afterward?

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Do you mean the changes from June 2012 afterward?

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Yes. I was referring to these changes.
But, again, I am just speculating here, I have no documented reference for that.

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