By: Melanie Piatkowski, Medical Programs Director for Live Programs at Kaplan Medical
How much thought have you given to the USMLE Step 2 CS when planning your road to residency? There are many aspects of this exam that I have seen students underestimate. I hope that by the end of this article, you will have gained insight as to the importance of this exam and how to avoid common pitfalls students encounter.
Don’t Underestimate the Cost.
It is important to consider the $1,480 cost of the exam itself as well as the additional travel and hotel expenses to one of the five USMLE Step 2 CS testing centers (Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles). Also, be aware of the new rescheduling fees (shown below). Don’t underestimate the logistical and academic planning required in order to avoid having to pay up to $1,230 … view full post »