Part II CSPE
The Part II Clinical Skills Patient Encounter (Part II CSPE) assesses proficiency in podiatric clinical tasks needed to enter residency. Candidates will be expected to perform a focused physical examination including podiatric and general medicine physical exam maneuvers appropriate for each patient presentation. Podiatric and general medical knowledge, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills will be assessed in each exam form.
Only those persons in the Class of 2015, excluding the Class of 2016, and continuing with the Class of 2017, are required to pass both the Part II written and the Part II CSPE. Persons from earlier classes are neither required nor eligible to take the CSPE.
|PART II CSPE Dates||Registration Deadlines||Online Appointment Scheduling Available||Score Release Date|
|August 17 – October 29, 2016||July 12, 2016||April 1, 2016||January 2017|
|February 21-25, 2017 Retake||February 8, 2017||January 27, 2017, with score release||March 2017|
The exam fee is $1,230.00 for each exam.
Part II CSPE is administered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (just outside Philadelphia) at 101 W. Elm Street, Suite 150.
American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination
NBOME National Center for Clinical Skills Testing (NCCST-Philadelphia)
101 West Elm Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: (610) 825-6551 or (866) 626-6397 (Toll Free)
The NCCST-Philadelphia building is across from the Mercy Health System building. Parking is free in the area directly between the two buildings. Please note that only vending machine food is available for purchase in the building. Boxed lunches with vegetarian options are provided for all candidates. If you have special dietary needs you’re welcome to bring your lunch; refrigeration can be provided.
Traveling From the Philadelphia International Airport to Conshohocken
SEPTA Transit System – From any terminal at the airport, take the Airport line to the 30th Street (Train) Station stop at 30th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia. From there, take the Regional Rail’s Manayunk/Norristown Line to the Conshohocken stop (Harry and Washington Streets.) This train stop is below the Fayette Street Bridge. Fayette Street intersects with Elm Street, which is the street on which our testing center is located. Please check www.septa.org for further information.
Tropiano Transportation – (800) 559-2040
Hybrid Planet Chauffeur Service, Ray Martin – (267) 312-5456
Use Google Maps for driving directions.
Hotel Accommodations in Philadelphia
While in Conshohocken, there are several local hotels to choose from:
The Residence Inn by Marriott is a short walk from the NCCST-Philadelphia. This hotel offers spacious Studio, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom suites equipped with kitchens and complimentary high speed internet access. Guests enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily and a complimentary light dinner and beverages Monday through Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. Two negotiated rates are offered for Studio suites: $123.00 (plus tax) per night on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday nights, and $171.00 (plus tax) per night on Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights. One bedroom suites are also available: $133.00 (plus tax) per night on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday nights, and $181.00 (plus tax) per night on Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights. These rates are based on availability, so please book early! Refer to the NBOME rate by calling toll free 800-331-3131, the hotel directly at 610-828-8800, or online using the Corporate Code N7E.Please click the following link for more information:Residence Inn by Marriott direct reservation link
The Residence Inn is located at: 191 Washington Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
The Philadelphia Marriott West Hotel, is also a short walk from the NCCST. The Philadelphia Marriott West is a full service hotel offering an indoor pool and fitness center. Legends Sport Bar and Grill serves American favorites for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Hotel does offer shuttle service in the morning to NCCST. The negotiated rate, based on availability is $129 (plus tax) for Thursday – Monday nights and $149 (plus tax) for Tuesday and Wednesday. Rates include complimentary parking. The NBOME corporate code is N7E and can be booked by calling 1-888-237-3639 or online at www.Marriott.com/phlwe.
The Philadelphia Marriott West is located at: 111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.
The Hampton Inn Plymouth Meeting is located four miles from NCCST-Philadelphia. The 136 recently renovated rooms include a coffeemaker, iron with board, hair dryer, free internet access, courtesy local calls, and cable TV with HBO and pay-per-view movies. Cribs, room service, on-site coin laundry, laundry/valet service and a 24-hour business center are also available for your convenience.Enjoy Hampton’s free hot breakfast or if you’re in a hurry, a Hampton’s On the Run breakfast bag, available Monday through Friday. Take advantage of free WiFi in the lobby, free coffee and tea 24 hours a day, an outdoor pool and fitness center.
Refer to the NBOME rate of $129.00 (plus tax). To make reservations call 1-800-HAMPTON, the hotel directly at 610-567-0900 or book reservations directly online using the Corporate Code 3001282 on the hotel website.
Please click the following link for more information: Hampton Inn Plymouth Meeting direct reservation link
The Hampton Inn Plymouth Meeting is located at: 2055 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
The Extended Stay America is a limited service extended stay hotel located 5.4 miles from the NCCST- Philadelphia. It is just a one minute walk from the hotel to the Plymouth Meeting Mall that features numerous national chain retail stores and restaurants. Guests enjoy a room with a queen size bed with a well-equipped kitchen, full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and complimentary wireless internet access. The hotel also offers an exercise room. The negotiated rate is $84.99 (plus tax). To reserve your room call 610-260-0488 or go online and enter EANBO under the corporate code to identify yourself as an NBOME candidate.
The Comfort Inn is a select service hotel located 5.4 miles from the NCCST-Philadelphia, adjacent to the King of Prussia Shopping Mall. This is approximately a 10-15 minute drive to the NCCST-Philadelphia. Guests enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast daily and high speed wireless internet. The negotiated rate is $95.00 (plus tax) for a deluxe room single/double occupancy. To reserve your room you may phone 610-962-0700 and identify yourself as an NBOME candidate.
Please click the following link for more information: Comfort Inn Direct Reservation Link.
The Comfort Inn is located at: 550 West Dekalb Pike, U.S. Route 202 North, KOP, PA 19406.
The Spring Hill Suites by Marriott is located 5.5 miles away from the NCCST-Philadelphia. Each studio suite has up to 25 percent more space than a comparably priced hotel room. Separate areas for sleeping, relaxing and working help guests do all the things they need when they are on the road. Guests also enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily, free internet, free parking and unlimited use of an indoor pool and fitness center. The negotiated rate based on availability at the hotel is: $129.00 per night (plus tax). Refer to the NBOME rate to make reservations by calling 1-800-MARRIOTT, the hotel directly at 610-940-0400, or book reservations directly online using the Corporate Code N7E.
The Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-West is a full service hotel located 8.5 miles from NCCST-Philadelphia, next door to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, just off 76 at City Avenue. This is approximately a 20 minute drive to the NCCST-Philadelphia. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, free parking, free wireless internet access, free 24-hour business center, indoor pool and fitness center, and has multiple local and chain restaurants as well as Target within a one-minute walk. The negotiated rate is $129.00 (plus tax). To reserve your room call 215-477-0200 and identify yourself as a NBOME candidate.