Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”


Comprehensive Workshop

Here at the Apollo Learning Institute, students can experience intensive comprehensive workshops geared towards their area of learning, supervised by quality instructors with real-life experience. For USMLE Prep, we have 14 patient exam rooms to help students familiarize themselves with the exam environment. Our USMLE prep courses are instructed by top-tier physicians, who have an exceptional understanding of what is needed to receive high marks on the USMLE Step 2 CS.

Need help on your Patient Notes?

USMLE Online Patient Note Critique

Complete our Online Patient Note Critique course where you will be provided various sample scenarios.


Learn alongside other students, form study groups and practice study materials outside of the classroom setting.

Hands on Approach

Instruction from our Staff Physicians include constructive feedback on Patient Notes, how to take focused medical history, physical exam techniques, proper Physician-patient decorum, mnemonics for patient cases, time management, displaying empathy, and more.


What does USMLE stand for?

The United States Medical Licensing Examination

What is on the USMLE?
  • Step 1 (The Boards): includes subjects such as anatomy, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. Empathy and medical ethics are also included in the examination. The exam generates questions based on how the test taker answers, therefore certain subjects may be emphasized more than others.
  • Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge): a nine-hour long multiple-choice examination focusing on internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, preventive medicine, psychiatry and surgery.
  • Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills): test takers will be presented with a series of patient cases or standardized patients (SPs). During the encounter, examiners must take a history, complete a physical examination, determine differential diagnoses, and write a patient note based on their findings. Communication and interpersonal skills, spoken english proficiency, integrated clinical encounter will be assessed during this portion of the examination.
  • Step 3 Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP): an assessment of knowledge in basic medical and scientific principles, of which are essential for providing effective health care.
  • Step 3 Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM): an assessment of the test taker’s ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of health and disease in the context of patient management and the evolving manifestation of disease over time.

Apollo Learning Institute only offers USMLE prep for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS).

How long does Step 2 CS last?

The examination consists of 12 patient encounters. The examination will take a total of 8 hours.

  • 10- minute break after the 3rd patient encounter
  • 30-minute break (lunch) after the 6th patient encounter
  • 10-minute break after the 9th patient encounter
How is the examination scored?

The examination is not numerically scored, it is a pass/fail exam. Examinees must pass all three areas to obtain a passing score.

  1. Integrated Clinical Encounter score,
  2. Communication and interpersonal Skills
  3. Spoken English Proficiency

Additionally, only 11 out of the 12 patient encounters are scored.

How do I sign up for the USMLE?

Register here

How much does USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills cost?

$1,550 for each exam registration