The relationship between communication scores from the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills examination and communication ratings for first-year internal medicine residents.

TitleThe relationship between communication scores from the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills examination and communication ratings for first-year internal medicine residents.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWinward ML, Lipner RS, Johnston MM, Cuddy MM, Clauser BE
JournalAcademic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Volume88
Issue5
Pagination693-8
Date Published2013 May
Abstract

This study extends available evidence about the relationship between scores on the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) component of the United States Medical Licensing Examination and subsequent performance in residency. It focuses on the relationship between Step 2 CS communication and interpersonal skills scores and communication skills ratings that residency directors assign to residents in their first postgraduate year of internal medicine training. It represents the first large-scale evaluation of the extent to which Step 2 CS communication and interpersonal skills scores can be extrapolated to examinee performance in supervised practice.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0077060
Alternate JournalAcad Med