Some modifications regarding STEP 1 & 2 exams are to be clarified as follows:
- STEP 1 is to contain more communication skills questions and STEP 2 is to contain more ethics-related questions.
- The modification is not huge, they are to remove one question from the major subjects like physiology, for example, and replace it with communication skills questions in STEP 1.
- Management questions are to be transferred to STEP 2.
- The previous modifications are to be applied at the beginning of October to STEP 1 and in November for STEP 2.
We think that these changes might help make the exam easier, and it might greatly affect the score as well.
Pharmacology is still going to be 15-22% of the exam. Most questions will probably be side effects, but you should still know what general class of drugs is used for what
Step2-style pharmacotherapy questions (like choosing between drugs within the same class for a child vs an adult) will probably be taken out.
Best of Regards to you all.