First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

Trust the #1 selling USMLE Step 2 CS review book for the most thorough, score-boosting exam preparation possible!

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

The best USMLE Step 2 CS review got just got even better! The third edition of First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS has been updated based on feedback from US and international medical student test takers. This student-to-student guide thoroughly prepares you for frequently tested cases, including telephone exams, to ensure CS success.

  • 40 full-length practice cases that simulate the real exam – including all new 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
  • Time management advice to maximize your clinical encounters
  • 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
  • Proven study and exam strategies from students who passed
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is the fourth 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 presents a group of the mini-cases typically encountered during the second of three examination series. The cases are similar to the standardized patients and this clinical skills guide helps students formulate their strategies in approaching these cases.
Audience: Clearly, this is designed for medical students as part of their progression through the medical school curriculum.
Features: The book describes the test and what interviewing and examination skills the student must have to successfully pass this portion of the examination. Subsequent chapters describe the typical mini-cases of the standardized patient format.
Assessment: This is a valuable study aid and well worth the purchase price.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071760508
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Series: First Aid USMLE Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 459
  • Sales rank: 43,929
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Tao Le, MD, MHS, 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 practices diagnostic radiology from his home-base 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
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