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USMLE Step 2 CS Live Workshop

At Delphi, we have one goal: To help US medical students and IMGs, to pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and earn their Medical License. Passing the USMLE Step 2 CS examination on the first attempt is crucial for Residency Programs to even consider your application with an increasing demand/difficulty for Matching.

Thousands of students take the USMLE Step 2 CS examination and fail every year. As of Septemeber 2017, the USMLE organization has increased the minimum requirement for passing, and as a result has made this exam even more challenging to students.

A recent study has found, that half of the students who have failed their USMLE Step 2 CS examination did not take a prep course before the exam in order to save money. It is regrettable to hear that students tried to save a small portion after investing a massive amount of money, time, and energy in their medical education to achieve their dream. One wrong move can change the entire outcome when it comes to a career in medicine.

Detailed preparation is the key to success for the USMLE Step2 CS examination. Other prep centers use standard, generic material and use it with every student regardless of their individual needs. This is where Delphi makes the difference! We focus on our student’s individual needs. We don't prepare them with what we have; We prepare them with what they need.

At Delphi we offer a Live USMLE Step 2 CS preparation course, that is taught by experienced physicians, with over 99% passing rate.

With Delphi’s foolproof method of teaching, individualized learning, and 1–on-1 attention, we genuinely believe that we can make their dreams materialize into their reality.

Delphi USMLE

  • Practice with 35+ challenging/most commonly tested cases throughout the workshop
  • All sessions are 1-on-1
  • Detailed verbal and written Feedback through 20-minute discussion after every case
  • Patient notes graded one on one and discussed with Delphi doctors after each cases
  • Full excess to SP’s and Delphi doctors
  • Help until the day of the exam with no additional cost
  • Specialized attention to challenging questions, closure structure, organization, and counseling scripture
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Handbook with full scripts to study and precise information to help each student succeed
  • Help students find USMLE test dates
  • Access to simulated CS stations for students to practice individually

Other USMLE Prep Centers

  • Real SP practice 2-3 days of the workshop
  • Group Sessions
  • Some feedback on cases
  • Patient Notes graded on the last day
  • Access to SP’s during cases
  • Help until day of exam for additional charges
  • Full day lectures covering empathy, history taking, physical exams
  • Fixed scheduling
  • Handbooks and handouts with overwhelming information

Day 1- Orientation

Students will come to Delphi USMLE Prep Center for a detailed orientation. During this orientation, students will learn the Delphi way of history taking and receive a book to study during their time with us. The book explains a full history taking with example cases and case specific questions. Delphi explains each portion of the USMLE exam in great detail to ensure our students are getting the score they deserve. The USMLE sections include ICE, CIS, and SEP. Our standardized patients will help each student master all three of these sections. After the understanding of history taking, students will observe the different types of physical exam. Delphi will teach each student thoroughly to better their understanding and ensure their success.

Day 2- Diagnostic Assessment

Students will complete 5 cases, over a 5-hour period of time, with a standardized patient to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Each case will include completing the full history taking, counseling when necessary, challenging questions, physical exam, closure, patient notes, and a full detailed discussion. During each encounter the standardized patient will look for; - History taking organization - Performing respectful and empathetic bedside manner - Spoken English Proficiency - Physical Examination Skills - Strong counseling - Strong closure with detailed explanations of diagnosis and tests Each student will be graded on the first day using a score sheet with immense detail Delphi has created. Each student will receive the score from each case and use these to study for future cases. Our physicians will meet with each student individually to work through patient notes and evaluate findings and reasoning of each differential.

Day 3- Concept Understanding

A workshop is held to solidify the understanding of organization, counseling, closure, and challenging questions. Students will work with the physicians and specialized patients to master each of these components. The students will spend one hour on each topic.

  • Organization and time management: History taking can take more time than a student expects, especially if it is a case they are unfamiliar with, and Delphi will give tips and tricks on how to manage their time while using organizational skills. Our physicians and specialized patients will show the students how to set up their notes sheet for when the patient is speaking, and how they will ask their questions in a way that won’t confuse the SP or take more time than necessary. Students will practice taking history with five different cases.

  • Counseling: Our Delphi book gives students a script for counseling scenarios. We will give each student scenarios to read and counsel. The more the students are repeating these scripts, the better they will remember them.

  • Closure: Students will use the Delphi script to conclude their case. Specialized patients are looking for correct differential diagnosis, labs/work up, and detailed explanations of what the diagnosis means. Each student will be given a scenario that will include a differential diagnosis, and the students will be performing a closure based on the information given in the scenario. The physicians and SP’s will critique the closure until it matches Delphi criteria.

  • Challenging Question: Students will receive 20 challenging questions to review on their own before coming to day 3. The standardized patient and physician will choose 10 of these questions for the students to answer to the best of their ability and explain why they answered the question this way. The Delphi team will assess and help each student with the answers that may need adjusting and give the students 5 more questions on the spot that they have never seen before. All questions will be given with a scenario, so the students have background information to follow

Day 4- Encounter- Difficulty Level 1

Students will complete 5 challenging cases with a standardized patient over a five-hour time period. All sessions will be individual with the SP to allow all attention of to focus on the student performing. Each case will include a challenging question and counseling within the full history, and the case specific physical exams. All history taking and physical exams will conclude within the fifteen-minute time period. Each session will follow with the ten minutes for patient notes. The SP will discuss each case section by section with each student to share strengths and weaknesses as well as offer constructive feedback on how to adjust the areas of need. Finally, the students will meet with the physicians of Delphi to discuss the patient notes they have written and make any necessary changes. Improvement will be shown from day 2.

Day 5- Encounter- Difficulty Level 3

Similar to day 4, students will complete 5 different challenging cases with standardized patients over a five-hour time period. All sessions will continue to be individual, so each student is practicing to the best of their ability. All students will be focusing on time management during each case, counseling for necessary topics and building a strong closure. The timer Delphi uses will announce the beginning of the case, when there is five minutes remaining, and when the case is complete. There will be a full discussion after all five cases are finished and a score sheet for the student to compare their first day and final day studying with Delphi. The physician will sit with each student individually to discuss all six patient notes, as well as, give the last tips and tricks students will need to feel confident and prepared for their USMLE Step 2 CS exam. There is no mini mock exam.

Day 1- Orientation

Students will come to Delphi USMLE Prep Center for a detailed orientation. During this orientation, students will learn the Delphi way of history taking and receive a book to study during their time with us. The book explains a full history taking with example cases and case specific questions. Delphi explains each portion of the USMLE exam in great detail to ensure our students are getting the score they deserve. The USMLE sections include ICE, CIS, and SEP. Our standardized patients will help each student master all three of these sections. After the understanding of history taking, students will observe the different types of physical exam. Delphi will teach each student thoroughly to better their understanding and ensure their success.

Day 2- Diagnostic Assessment

Students will complete 5 cases, over a 5-hour period of time, with a standardized patient to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Each case will include completing the full history taking, counseling when necessary, challenging questions, physical exam, closure, patient notes, and a full detailed discussion. During each encounter the standardized patient will look for; - History taking organization - Performing respectful and empathetic bedside manner - Spoken English Proficiency - Physical Examination Skills - Strong counseling - Strong closure with detailed explanations of diagnosis and tests Each student will be graded on the first day using a score sheet with immense detail Delphi has created. Each student will receive the score from each case and use these to study for future cases. Our physicians will meet with each student individually to work through patient notes and evaluate findings and reasoning of each differential.

Day3- Concept Understanding

A workshop is held to solidify the understanding of organization, counseling, closure, and challenging questions. Students will work with the physicians and specialized patients to master each of these components. The students will spend one hour on each topic.

  • Organization and time management: History taking can take more time than a student expects, especially if it is a case they are unfamiliar with, and Delphi will give tips and tricks on how to manage their time while using organizational skills. Our physicians and specialized patients will show the students how to set up their notes sheet for when the patient is speaking, and how they will ask their questions in a way that won’t confuse the SP or take more time than necessary. Students will practice taking history with five different cases.

  • Counseling: Our Delphi book gives students a script for counseling scenarios. We will give each student scenarios to read and counsel. The more the students are repeating these scripts, the better they will remember them.

  • Closure: Students will use the Delphi script to conclude their case. Specialized patients are looking for correct differential diagnosis, labs/work up, and detailed explanations of what the diagnosis means. Each student will be given a scenario that will include a differential diagnosis, and the students will be performing a closure based on the information given in the scenario. The physicians and SP’s will critique the closure until it matches Delphi criteria.

  • Challenging Question: Students will receive 20 challenging questions to review on their own before coming to day 3. The standardized patient and physician will choose 10 of these questions for the students to answer to the best of their ability and explain why they answered the question this way. The Delphi team will assess and help each student with the answers that may need adjusting and give the students 5 more questions on the spot that they have never seen before. All questions will be given with a scenario, so the students have background information to follow

Day4- Encounter- Difficulty Level 1

Students will complete 5 challenging cases with a standardized patient over a five-hour time period. All sessions will be individual with the SP to allow all attention of to focus on the student performing. Each case will include a challenging question and counseling within the full history, and the case specific physical exams. All history taking and physical exams will conclude within the fifteen-minute time period. Each session will follow with the ten minutes for patient notes. The SP will discuss each case section by section with each student to share strengths and weaknesses as well as offer constructive feedback on how to adjust the areas of need. Finally, the students will meet with the physicians of Delphi to discuss the patient notes they have written and make any necessary changes. Improvement will be shown from day 2.

Day 5-Encounter- Difficulty Level 2

Similar to day 4, students will complete 5 different challenging cases with standardized patients over a five-hour time period. All sessions will continue to be individual, so each student is practicing to the best of their ability. All students will be focusing on time management during each case, counseling for necessary topics and building a strong closure. The timer Delphi uses will announce the beginning of the case, when there is five minutes remaining, and when the case is complete. As with day 4, the students will complete a detailed feedback session and meet with a physician to talk through all five patient notes written individually. The students will receive a score sheet to compare their progress with the diagnostic assessment and will be able to use this score sheet to compare their last session as well.

Day 6-Encounter- Difficulty Level 3

Students will complete 5 more challenging cases with a standardized patient. The SP will be looking for overall progress and time management. Each student will apply what they have learned and studied over the course and use this to succeed in all five cases. There will be a detailed feedback session as well as one of our physicians giving feedback on patient notes. Students will have a full understanding of their expectations for the day of their exam and will prepare for their mini mock exam.

Day 7- Mini Mock Exam

Students will complete 3 cases with a standardized patient with no discussion in between. Take a ten-minute break and follow with 3 more cases with a standardized patent. There will be a full discussion after all six cases are finished and a score sheet for the student to compare their first day, middle day, and final day studying with Delphi. The physician will sit with each student individually to discuss all six patient notes, as well as, give the last tips and tricks students will need to feel confident and prepared for their USMLE Step 2 CS exam.

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Delphi USMLE Step 2 CS review contains the following

Philosophy of Introduction : How to create a professional physician / patient relationship.

  • Greeting and introducing physician's role to the patient

  • How to show respect

  • How and when to show empathy.

  • Verbal and nonverbal communication skills

  • The spectacular way of interviewing

  • * Includes physician posture, eye contact, voice tone, facial reaction

Foolproof Method of History Taking : Proper and easy way to take a complete history.

  • Chief Complaint (CC)

  • Past Medical History

  • Past Surgical History

  • Family History

  • OB/Gyn History

  • Social & Sexual Health History

  • *Students will be given a Delphi USMLE Step 2 CS handbook, which contains a complete history taking script for different scenarios such as Pain cases, Neurological cases, Psychiatry cases and Pediatric cases.

Physical Exam : Students will be taught a General and Organ based physical exam in an American hospital style.

  • General Physical Exam: What are the physical exam that needs to be performed in every single encounter.

  • Organ Based Physical Exam: How to do a complete and proper case based physical exam.

Closure : The most important section of the encounter is the closure because a proper closure will show the knowledge and confidence of the physician. We will teach you how to do a phenomenal closure with a template that can be used for all the encounters.

  • Providing two or three differential diagnosis with the medical term and explaining that medical term in laymen terms. Medical Legends will provide a script that has the laymen statement for the differential diagnosis.

  • Explaining the diagnostic studies in a laymen way.

  • Making sure the patient understood the dx and agreed to the workup.

  • Respect the patient’s concerns and answer them correctly.

Challenging Questions : Each challenging questions needs to be answered in a way the patient is satisfied.Our team will teach you the most frequently asked challenging questions, and how to answer them. Our team will teach you how to handle challenging questions.


Counseling : It is imperative to counsel the patients for the negative lifestyle choices such as Alcohol use, Smoking habits and Sexual practice, etc. Each counseling must convince the patient in order to attempt a high score. Our team will teach you how to do a phenomenal counseling. Script will be given to students.


Patient Notes : Our team will teach you how to type proper patient notes that has all the information extracted from the patient during the encounter.

  • How to transform the chief complaint (CC) in an easy way with positive and negative pertinent symptoms.

  • How to transform the physical exam with a higher level of detail which would result in higher score.

  • Proper differential diagnosis and how to justify the diagnosis. Appropriate supporting informations would result in higher score. Including a diagnosis without supporting information would result in lower score.

  • How to order a proper workup that covers the differential diagnosis. Overly aggressive and costly workup would result in lower score.

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Sample 2 CS Praticing Room

Affordable Pricing.

5 Day workshop

$ 1850. 00
  • Handbook & Course material
  • Script for history taking
  • Covers complete history taking
  • Covers complete physical exam
  • Covers patient notes
  • Complete 30 most commonly tested cases
  • 3 Student per class
  • 1 on 1 practice with SP's (MD's or Nurses)
  • Detailed feedback after each cases
  • Patient note review & Advice untill the exam
  • 10 most challenging/High yield encounters
  • MD's Guide and Support untill the day of the exam
  • 1 Mini Mock exam
  • Challenging question training
  • *Guaranteed passing for all the students
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7 Day Workshop

$ 2250. 00
  • Handbook & Course material
  • Script for history taking
  • Covers complete history taking
  • Covers complete physical exam
  • Covers patient notes
  • Complete 48 most commonly tested cases
  • 3 Student per class
  • 1 on 1 practice with SP's (MD's or Nurses)
  • Detailed feedback after each cases
  • Patient note review & Advice untill the exam
  • 10 most challenging/High yield encounters
  • MD's Guide and Support untill the day of the exam
  • 2 Mini Mock exam
  • Challenging question training
  • *Guaranteed passing for all the students
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Mock Exam

$850/Month
  • 8 Hours
  • 8 Challenging cases
  • Detailed feedback for each encounter one on one
  • Detailed analysis of patient notes
  • Private consultation to correct the mistakes made on the mock exam
  • Quick review as how to perform a proper encounter
  • Study paln & Tips
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