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Leveraging Natural Language Processing: Toward Computer-Assisted Scoring of Patient Notes in the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam
Posted: March 1, 2019 | J. Salt, P. Harik, M. A. Barone
Academic Medicine: March 2019 - Volume 94 - Issue 3 - p 314-316
The United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam uses physician raters to evaluate patient notes written by examinees. In this Invited Commentary, the authors describe the ways in which the Step 2 CS exam could benefit from adopting a computer-assisted scoring approach that combines physician raters’ judgments with computer-generated scores based on natural language processing (NLP).