The Ultimate Guide and Review for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam book cover

The Ultimate Guide and Review for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam

Excel in the USMLE Step 2CS exam with this outstanding review book by the best-selling author of Textbook of Physical Diagnosis: History and Examination, which the New England Journal of Medicine has called "the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive textbook of physical diagnosis available today." With detailed scenarios and an emphasis on the do's and don'ts of the exam, this review is just what you need to be fully prepared for USMLE Step 2CS. Also includes a section on American styles and traditions, as well as 30 practice cases.

Audience
3rd and 4th year medical students, international medical graduates

Paperback, 424 Pages

Published: December 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3727-9

Contents

  • Section I: THE BASICS OF THE STEP 2-CS EXAMINATION

    1. Background information

    2. What are Standardized Patients?

    3. Purpose of the Step 2-CS

    4. Examination Length

    5. Examination Format

    6. Eligibility for Step 2-CS

    7. Registration for Step 2-CS

    8. Fees for Step 2-CS

    9. Location of Regional Clinical Skills Evaluation Centers

    10. Scoring of Step 2-CS

    11. Score Reporting

    12. On Your Exam Day

    13. Description of the Examination Center

    14. Other Important Information About the Examination

    15. Suggested Time Management

    16. Types of Examination Cases

    17. The Patient Encounter

    18. Announcements During the Examination

    19. The Patient Note

    20. Important Web Sites

    Section II: COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    21. General Principles

    22. Conducting the Interview

    23. Basic Interviewing Techniques

    24. Format of the History

    25. After the History – Before the Physical Examination

    26. Specific Patient Challenges

    27. In Summary

    Section III: AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE

    Section IV: 30 PRACTICE CASES

    Case 1: Headache in a 34-year old man

    Case 2: Vomiting in a 2-year old child

    Case 3: Shortness of Breath in a 57-year old woman

    Case 30: ...

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