Platinum Vignettes: Internal Medicine: Ultra-High Yield Clinical Case Scenarios For USMLE Step 2 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
This exciting new review book presents concise clinical vignettes for USMLE Step 2 preparation. It is unique among case-based reviews in giv ing greater focus to high-yield information. The cases and accompanyin g images faithfully replicate the format of the case encounters presen ted in Step 2, and key points and important Step 2 "buzzwords" are hig hlighted for each case. The approach is simple and focused without lea ving out any important information. Plus, the format gives readers the opportunity to guess the answer to the case before it is revealed.
About the Author
Staff Radiologist, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA
Table of Contents
50 cases on important areas of study in internal medicine
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After reading this series and taking my exam, I have been telling all my colleagues to use a case-based review series for Step 2. Have no basis to compare this series to the other series out there, but can say that I did very well on my exam because of this series. My test was 75% long vignettes, which often contained lots of worthless information and seemed to be testing my stamina and reading ability as much as my medical knowledge. This series is right on track in mimicking this format and is definitely high yield, as its author claims.
Easy to read, short but packed full of info, small enough to fit in your lab coat pocket and has the high-yield cases you need to review before the exam. Helped me immensely, though I also used a general review book (Prescription for the Boards). I definitely recommend this book (and the rest of the series) for Step 2 prep.
Excellent review of Medicine topics in a user-friendly case-based format. Explanations not only explain the case, but also give expanded info on the topic at hand and how to differentiate the case presented from other conditions that may mimic it. I found this series very helpful when studying for Step 2. 5 stars!
Great series and this book is no exception. 50 high-yield cases that are well-written. The author is good at explaining things that used to be mysterious to me. Good prep for step 2. Really liked the 'High-yield facts' section, which has some great stuff, some of which was on my exam.