First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

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Overview

The best-selling USMLE Step 2 CS review book—now

completely updated to reflect the latest exam format!

  • 44 full-length practice cases that simulate the real exam—including pediatric and telephone interviews as well as suggested closing statements for each case
  • A revised and expanded set of minicases representing common complaints, designed to help you rapidly develop a set of differential diagnoses
  • Updated content based on feedback from recent U.S. and international test takers
  • Step-by-step strategies for interacting with standardized patients, including "difficult patients"
  • Detailed descriptions of high-yield physical exam maneuvers that will win you points without costing time
  • Time management advice to maximize your clinical encounters
  • Proven study and exam strategies from students who passed the exam
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071804264
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2014
  • Series: First Aid USMLE Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 572
  • Sales rank: 30,639
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tao Le, MD, MHS (Louisville, KY) is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of Louisville. He is also affiliated with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Vikas Bhushan, MD (Los Angeles, CA) practices diagnostic radiology in Los Angeles, California.

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Table of Contents

I. Guide to the USMLE Step 2 CS
Introduction
USMLE Step 2 CS-The Basics
Preparing for the Step 2 CS
Test-Day Tips
First Aid for the IMG
Suppleent-The USMLE Step 2 CS Travel Guide

II. The Patient Encounter
Introduction
Doorway Information
Taking the History
The Physical Exam
Closure
How to Interact with Special Patients
Challenging Questins and Situations
Counseling
The Patient Note

III. Minicases

IV. Practice Cases

V. Top-Rated Review Resources

Appendix
Index
About the Authors

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