Key Features

  • Zero in on the content you need to know, thanks to a concise, consistent presentation for each case that is updated to mirror the 2013 USMLE software.
  • Find the information you need quickly with a detailed index that organizes cases by symptom, final diagnosis, and specialty.
  • Get up-to-date management strategies for CCS cases, thanks to input from a Resident Review Board comprised of high-scoring individuals (90th percentile or more), who evaluated the book to ensure its relevance and accuracy.
  • Use it in conjunction with Brochert's Crush Step 3: The Ultimate USMLE Step 3 Review, 4th Edition for a comprehensive and highly effective Step 3 review.
  • Get a 24-hour free trial to the USMLE Consult Step 3 CCS Case Bank, with a discount towards its purchase! 100 CCS cases simulate the actual USMLE Step 3 CCS experience.

Table of Contents

SECTION I Introduction 1

1 Primum® CCS Software 2

2 Tips and Strategies 8

3 Reference Sheet 10

4 USMLE Primum® CCS Cases 12

SECTION II CCS Cases by Chief Complaint 27

5 Abdominal Pain 28

6 Fatigue 62

7 Chest Pain 88

8 Altered Mental Status 98

9 Pain in the Extremities 124

10 Cough 138

11 Trauma 154

12 Shortness of Breath 160

13 Back Pain 180

14 Diarrhea 192

15 Headache 204

16 Bruising 216

17 Routine Health Exam 224

18 Miscellaneous Internal Medicine Cases 234

19 Vaginal Bleeding 246

20 Vaginal Discharge 256

21 Miscellaneous Obstetrics/Gynecology Cases 264

22 Pediatric Fever 276

23 Miscellaneous Pediatric Cases 284

APPENDIX CCS Cases Listed by Case Number and Alphabetically

by Final Diagnosis 293


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About the editor

Mayur Movalia

Affiliations and Expertise

Hematopathologist, Dahl-Chase Pathology Associates; Medical Director, Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services; Medical Director, Affiliated Laboratories, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine; Medical Director, Cancer Care of Maine Laboratory, Brewer, Maine; Medical Director, Mount Desert Island Hospital Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine; Faculty, University of Maine, Orono, Maine