The CCX (Clinical Competency Examination) is a clinical skills/reasoning exam that uses standardized patient encounters followed by computer-based documentation and clinical reasoning exams. CCX exams are held throughout the curriculum:
- at the middle and end of each Unit in Year 1,
- at the end of each Unit in Year 2,
- at the end of each Clerkship (except Surgery and Internal Medicine*) in Year 3, and
- in the Senior Clinical Competency Examination (SCCX), early in Year 4.
A sample case (J_Keller) that can be used for orientation and practice is available to Y2 and Y3 students in the OEC Computer Lab at 801-3. This website is designed to contain additional instructions and materials that will be necessary and/or helpful to you in preparing to take CCX exams.
*Internal Medicine and Surgery have End-of-Clerkship standardized patient exams, but they do not include the CCX post-encounter.
CCX in Year 2:
- For Year 2 CCX information, please go to your current unit folder in D2L.
CCX in Year 3:
SUMMATIVE CCX (SCCX)
- Summative Clinical Competency Examination for Class of 2018 -- Memo to Students
- General Instructions for SCCX
- Patient Note Instructions for SCCX
- SCCX Student Group Assignments
- Patient Note Form
- Sample DXJs: Sample #1, Sample #2
- DX Justification Scoring Form
- Common abbreviations for USMLE-CS Patient Note
- Patient Satisfaction Checklist
- USMLE Step 2 Web Site: Step 2 CS; Step 2 CK
- Head to Toe Physical Exam Guidelines
- SIU School of Medicine Graduation Objectives
- Honor Code
- Summative Clinical Competency Examination (SCCX) Grade Review Process
- Diagnosis Justification Tips
- CCX Lab List
- SCCX Orientation Slides
- SCCX Orientation Video
- SCCX Feedback Questionnaire