First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS 4/E (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Feb 1, 2012 - Medical - 416 pages
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Trust the #1 selling USMLE Step 2 CS review book for the most thorough, score-boosting exam preparation possible!

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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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Contents

Section 1 Guide to the Usmle Step 2 CS
1
Section 2 The Patient Encounter
37
Section 3 Minicases
79
Section 4 Practice Cases
129
Section 5 TopRated Review Resources
437
Appendix
445
Index
449
About the Authors
461
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About the author (2012)

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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