Author: Ken Simons, MD


Attending Physician Guest Writer

Medical College of Wisconsin


Ken Simons, MD serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. A medical graduate of Boston University, he then completed his residency and fellowship training in Ophthalmology at The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California-LA, respectively.



In Defense of Step 2 Clinical Skills

In the past two months, a group of Harvard medical students have launched the “End Step 2 CS” campaign, an effort to do away with the portion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam that tests clinical and communications skills in a hands-on, day-long clinic simulation using standardized patients. Not only is the Step 2 CS exam a necessary public safeguard, it has greatly strengthened the curriculum of medical schools nationwide.