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Mastering the USMLE Step 2 CS / Edition 3

Mastering the USMLE Step 2 CS / Edition 3

by Jo-Ann Reteguiz, Moira McDonough


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ISBN-13: 9780071443340
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jo-Ann Reteguiz, MD
Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

Table of Contents

Who Will Find This Book Usefulix
Faculty, Resident, and Student Reviewersxvii
Section AThe Examination1
Introduction: What Is the Step 2 CS?3
Who Is the Standardized (Simulated) Patient?5
The Day of the Test7
Beginning the Standardized Patient Encounter11
Developing the Checklist13
The History17
The Physical Examination21
Physical Examination Findings That May Be Seen in an SP25
Five Simple Steps to Effective Communication27
Improving Your Interpersonal Skills Quickly33
Common Communication Challenges39
The Step 2 CS Patient Note: How to Pass the Written Part45
Section BPractice Cases: Mastering the Checklist and Patient Note49
General Case Instructions51
Presenting Problems52
Section CThe Final Workout387
Some Challenging Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills) Examination Cases389
The Common Encounters for Each Specialty411
Section DCommunication Skills: Decreasing Your Chances of Failing415
Improving Your Communication Skills Quickly417
The Day of the Step 2 CS419
The Top Ten Causes of CS Examination Failure420
The Final Preparation: A Review of the Common Step 2 CS Scenarios421
AppendixAllowable Abbreviations for the Patient Note430
Index of Practice Cases433

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