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First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK, Eighth Edition [NOOK Book]


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An indispensable high-yield review for the USMLE Step 2 CK!

The eighth edition of First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK is written by medical students who successfully passed the exam and reviewed by top faculty. The result is proven information and strategies that maximize your study time and deliver the results you want!


  • Thousands of must-know facts that summarize frequently tested topics

  • Completely updated based on feedback from students who passed

  • 120+ photographs similar to those on the exam

  • Full-color design includes numerous clinical images

  • Rapid Review section for last-minute cramming

  • Updated ratings of Step 2 CK review resources

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is the eighth edition of a study guide for U.S. medical students preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination, taken after a student's third-year clinical rotations.
Purpose: As a preparation guide, this is a summary of the must-know facts needed to successfully pass this second of three examination series. Many students are overwhelmed with the vast amount of knowledge they are exposed to, and this books helps them focus on the absolute minimum one must have readily in mind.
Audience: Clearly, this is intended for medical students as they progress through the U.S. medical school curriculum.
Features: The book begins by describing the test, the computer-based testing basics, and the question formats so students will know how the questions are phrased and how the testing and school/clinical rotations experiences impact being accepted into a residency training program of their choice. The next sections are high-yield facts arranged by specialty or organ systems. The subsections are further divided into diagnoses or symptoms with very intuitive tables, mnemonics, bullet-format statements, and sample questions similar to those expected to be on the examination. There are no specific references, but there is an extensive evaluation of other study guides and textbooks. The index is complete and helpful.
Assessment: This is a valuable study aid and well worth the price.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071767491
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/2/2012
  • Series: First Aid USMLE
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 566
  • Sales rank: 402,888
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author

Tao Le, MD, MHS is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at The University of Louisville (Louisville, KY). He is the founder of USMLE, an online subscription database of USMLE review questions.

Vikas Bhushan, MD practices diagnostic radiology from his home-base in Los Angeles, CA.

Nathan Skelley is the senior student editor.

Contributing Authors and Junior Editors are from Yale University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Guide to Efficient Exam Preparation
- Introduction
- USMLE Step 2 CK, Computer-Based Testing Basics
- Defining Your Goal
- Study Resources
- Test-Day Checklist
- Testing Agencies
- First Aid for the International Medical Graduate
- First Aid for the Student with a Disability

Section II: Database of High-Yield Facts
- How to Use the Database
- Cardiovascular
- Dermatology
- Endocrinology
- Epidemiology
- Ethics and Legal Issues
- Gastrointestinal
- Hematology/Oncology
- Infectious Disease
- Musculoskeletal
- Neurology
- Obstetrics
- Gynecology
- Pediatrics
- Psychiatry
- Pulmonary
- Renal/Genitourinary
- Selected Topics in EM
- Rapid Review

Section 3: Top-Rated Review Resources

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    handy to have, downloadable to computer also.

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    Posted July 1, 2012

    Nook book formatting bug

    As of 7/1, content for the nook book format is cut off on the right hand side for tables and pictures that don't fit properly into the window. This is the case within the Nook itself and on Nook for PC. Customer service is aware and is notifying the publisher. Too bad the publisher didn't pay attention to this before releasing. Lost my business since I'm taking my CK in 3 weeks and the publisher takes a week to fix it.

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