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

1st Edition

Author:

  • Mark Swartz
    • Print ISBN 9781416037279

    Key Features

    • Be thoroughly prepared with 30 clinical cases covering all the major scenarios you're likely to see on the exam.
    • Become comfortable with how the exam is administered using this detailed overview.
    • Hone your communication skills for this important aspect of the exam.
    • Focus on the critical information you need to learn for each case with sample checklists based on the patient's chief complaint.
    • Deepen your understanding of the material using references to the acclaimed Textbook of Physical Diagnosis.

    Table of 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: ...

    Details

    No. of pages:
    424
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2007
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781416037279