When taking the Step 2 CS exam, be prepared to deal with 12 standardized patients. This is done to evaluate your patient-centered focus, patient communication, and ability to properly document patient encounter notes.
Communicating with your test patients in a responsive, empathetic, and professional manner is required. You will also be required to complete patient notes.
International medical graduates are strongly judged on the ability to communicate fluently throughout the exam using the English language as well as having a good bedside manner.