Clinical Rotation Updates

Jackson Park Hospital-Chicago, IL

In order for Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center to do its part in trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are suspending all medical student clinical rotations located on the hospital campus. This includes the Medical Office Building and private physicians’ offices and is effective immediately.
We are sorry for the inconvenience but I am sure you all understand the gravity of the situation worldwide.
This will be in effect for at least two weeks. We will re-evaluate the situation at that time and update you on any changes.

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center- Brooklyn, NY

At this time Wyckoff Medical Center has decided not to have any MEDICAL STUDENTS  present for training at the Institution  until further notice.

St. Agnes Hospital – Baltimore, MD

All present Internal Medicine/Surgery CORE students are cancelled.  Students will be given instructions to continue their education online and by reading and reviewing their textbooks.

The next Internal Medicine/Surgery CORE starting on Monday, March 31, will be delayed for now.

UPDATE as of 5/12/20: St. Agnes – our Command Center has cancelled all student electives due to the COVID-19 virus for the month of June.

 

Sinai – Baltimore, MD

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, all rotations will have to end on Friday, March 20th and all rotations in April are canceled as well.  Please leave badge in the GME mailbox at the end of day on Friday.  We regret having to take this step; however, due to the current coronavirus outbreak we have no other option.

Once we are ready to return to our normal student rotations schedules, students will be notified.

Northwest – Baltimore, MD

Hospital Rotations have been halted until July 6th 2020.

Rush Copley Hospital- IL

In an effort to minimize unnecessary exposure and to decrease further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Rush Copley Medical Center is suspending all current and future Medical and Advance Practice Provider student rotations until further notice. The following rotation changes have been implemented, effective immediately:

1. All clinical rotation assignments (inpatient and outpatient)are canceled; students may not return to their currently assigned rotation at Rush Copley Medical Center.
2. Students may not begin an upcoming assigned rotation until further notice.
3. No future academic rotations will be approved at this time.
4. Please check you emails and be ready to return or begin your rotation as soon as this suspension has been lifted.
Thank you for your understanding and willingness to work together as we try to support the health and welfare of our respective communities.

Any updates will be posted here as they are made available.

All Prometric testing centers are closed until April 18th. Due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, these dates may change. You can check the Pro Metric site as well for updates on your specific testing site. Exams will be rescheduled once the centers re open.

All Kaplan in-person assessments and exams have been cancelled until May 3rd.

Assessments will be rescheduled once the locations re open.

 

USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing suspension to continue through May 31, 2020

https://www.usmle.org/frequently-asked-questions/#covid19

Updated: April 03, 2020

The USMLE program is closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the spread of the novel Coronavirus and its associated disease, COVID-19.  We are aware that examinees are scheduled to take USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) and of the importance of the examination to their future goals and obligations.  However, given the unique, human-to-human delivery mode of this exam, it is important to take the following precautionary steps to protect the health of examinees and test center staff.

Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) Test Center Closures 
All CSEC test centers are temporarily closed. We hope to resume operations of all centers on June 1,2020. Given the fluid nature of this situation, please be aware that this date is subject to change. Please monitor www.usmle.org and our social media for updates.

Change to the Step 2 CS Calendar and Scheduling System and Impact to Examinees
The suspension in testing has resulted in the cancelation of a large number of testing appointments. In order to manage the large number of examinees impacted by the CSEC center closures, scheduling functionality in the Step 2 CS Calendar and Scheduling system has been temporarily suspended.

 

Prometric Update:

Early after the situation was officially characterized as a pandemic, Prometric made the difficult but necessary decision to close all test centers in the U.S. and Canada until April 16th. Based on updated information and after careful consideration, we have decided to extend the closure of test centers in the U.S. and Canada until May 1st.

 

USMLE Update

Prometric announced their extended closure of test centers until May 31, 2020 with the exception of a limited set of essential services programs. USMLE is considered an essential program, and certain centers will still be able to resume testing in accordance with local social distancing guidelines on May 1, 2020. More information about Prometric’s updated procedures, including enhanced test center measures, can be found on their website.

To conform with social distancing guidelines and keep separation between examinees, there will be a reduction of active workstations in Prometric testing rooms. To do this, Prometric plans to cancel a significant number of upcoming scheduled appointments. Their statement explains that random selection of canceled appointments will occur, and impacted candidates will be notified by Prometric starting today.