New Practice Materials and Helpful Information for Step 1 and Step 2 CK Exams Now Available

Updated: August 13, 2020
Posted: August 13, 2020

Step 1

 

Updated practice materials are available for examinees planning to take the Step 1 exam on or after October 20, 2020. The updated materials below reflect the previously announced change to the Step 1 exam, including increasing the number of questions assessing communication and interpersonal skills:

The updated Step 1 exam forms should become available at many test centers on or shortly after October 20.  Some locations, however, may require more time to implement the updated forms.  Accordingly, if you are testing between October 20 and mid-November, you may wish to review both sets of practice materials.

Scores will be reported for most examinees testing on or after October 20 beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020, with most scores being reported within 4 weeks of the test administration date.

What you should know

  • Review this page to see tables showing content on Step 1 exams before and after the update.
  • The normal laboratory values table has been updated to reflect changes in some laboratory study normal values (e.g., cholesterol). These changes are reflected in Step 1 exams administered on or after October 20.
  • FAQs about the content changes are available here.

 

Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK)

 

Updated practice materials are available for examinees planning to take the Step 2 CK exam on or after November 11, 2020.  The updated materials below reflect the previously announced change to Step 2 CK examination, including increasing the number of questions on systems-based practice, patient safety, legal/ethical issues, and professionalism:

The updated Step 2 CK exam forms should become available at many test centers on or shortly after November 11.  Some locations, however, may require more time to implement the updated forms.  Accordingly, if you are testing between November 11 and mid-December, you may wish to review both sets of practice materials.

Scores will be reported for most examinees testing on or after November 11 beginning Wednesday, December 9, 2020, with most scores being reported within 4 weeks of the test administration date.

What you should know

  • Review this page to see tables showing content on Step 2 CK exams before and after the update.
  • The normal laboratory values table has been updated to reflect changes in some laboratory study normal values (e.g., cholesterol). These changes are reflected in Step 2 CK exams administered on or after November 11, 2020.
  • FAQs about the content changes are available here.