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A Piece of My Mind
November 2, 2005

Playing Doctor

JAMA. 2005;294(17):2138-2140. doi:10.1001/jama.294.17.2138

The National Board of Medical Examiners and the Federation of State Medical Boards began administering the Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination (CSE) on July 1, 2004.1 I had no strong feelings about the exam until I took it the following October. My experience revealed important limitations to the exam that, though difficult or impossible to measure, are central to understanding and improving its validity and place in medical education.

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