Student studying for USMLE Step 3 CCS portion

What can you expect on test day for the CCS portion of the test?

Many people are naturally concerned and ask us the question “What can you expect on test day for the CCS portion of the test?” You will be taking your test in a testing center. Typically, each testing center is a carefully monitored room with a bunch of computers divided by cubicles. You will have to empty your pockets and store your things in a locker prior to entering the test room. You can only keep your photo ID in your pocket. You will have to have your finger-print scanned each time you enter and each time you exit the testing room.

You will be given a laminated card with a dry-erase marker and an eraser to allow you to take notes. The room is monitored at all times and there are cameras recording everyone in the room. Big Brother really is watching you during your CCS test day. People have stated that the testing room does vary in temperature and can be either too warm or too hot, so dress accordingly. Test takers have also noted that the quickness of the Internet connection does vary dramatically from testing center to testing center. This can affect your score if you are slowed down by loading delays.

There are 13 cases on the CCS portion of the test. You will be given either 20 minutes of real time or 10 minutes of real time to complete the case. We recommend that you try our software to get used to having time limits on your cases.

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Happy studying!