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Old 03-08-2016
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Default Number of cases scored in USMLE CS

Hello guys,

I was wondering if they score and grade all of the 12 cases. Some people say that they only score 10 or 11 but they never had a reference for what they say. Also in the performance profile they list 11 starts for ICE and CIS, 7 stars for SEP, so does each star here represent a case?

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Nobody knows for sure. I also read on forums that they dump the 2 worst of the 12, but nothing to support that on their information package, they just write that some few cases are there for "pilot testing" and will not be scored...
"Your Step 2 CS administration will include twelve
patient encounters. These include a very small number
of nonscored patient encounters, which are added for
pilot testing new cases and other research purposes.
Such cases are not counted in determining your score."
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I've also read that only 10 of the 12 cases will be scored but better to perform well in all of them.
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