The Exam

About The Exam

Part II CSPE Exam information is now available. Learn more by clicking here.


PART II CSPE Dates Registration Deadlines Online Appointment Scheduling Available Score Release Date
August 20, 2019 – November 13, 2019 To be determined April 15, 2019 January 24, 2020
February 12, 2020 – February 19, 2020 Retake To be determined January 24, 2020 March 6, 2020

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.

Candidate Bulletin


The exam fee is $1,230.00 for each exam.

Testing Locations

Part II CSPE is administered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (just outside Philadelphia) at 101 W. Elm Street, Suite 150.

Orientation Video

APMLE - Chapter 1APMLE Overall Exam Flow - Chapter 2APMLE Patient Encounters - Chapter 3APMLE Physical Examination - Chapter 4APMLE Patient Note - Chapter 5APMLE End of Examination - Chapter 6APMLE Travel Information - Chapter 7


Communication in Health Care

Candidates and instructors should view the following video and review the following Discussion Guide on effective communication in healthcare in preparation for the CSPE examination.

Discussion Guide – Interpersonal and Communication Skills in Health Care

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.
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When traveling home following an 8:00 a.m. exam, we recommend scheduling airline travel after 7:00 p.m.

Traveling From the Philadelphia International Airport to Conshohocken

By Train:
SEPTA Transit System – Take the Airport Line from any terminal to the 30th Street Station stop (30th & Market Sts); then take the Manayunk/Norristown Line to the Conshohocken stop (Harry & Washington Sts). The train stops below the Fayette Street Bridge. Please check www.septa.org for further information.

By Shuttle:
Tropiano Transportation – (800) 559-2040
Hybrid Planet Chauffeur Service, Ray Martin – (267) 312-5456

By Car:
Use Google Maps for driving directions.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 215-937-6937
8800 Essington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19153
101 W. Elm St., Conshohocken, PA 19428-2075

Hotels in Conshohocken

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 and One bedroom suites: $139.00 (plus tax) per night on Friday and Saturday. $149.00 (plus tax) per night on Sunday – Thursday 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 $159 (plus tax) for Tuesday and Wednesday. Rates include complimentary parking.

The NBOME corporate code is N7E and can be booked by calling 1-888-236-2427 or 1-610-941-5600 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 $133.00 (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 discount is based upon availability). 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.

Please click the following link for more information: General information link.
The Extended Stay America is located at: 437 Irwins Lane, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


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