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

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 13, 2006 - Medical - 336 pages
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A STUDENT TO STUDENT GUIDE

  • The top-selling CS review book written by students and IMGs who recently passed
  • 100+ high-yield minicases by chief complaint
  • 30 complete cases simulate the exam experience
  • Contains new Patient Encounters, including telephone interviews
  • Perfect for group or solo study

    YOUR COMPLETE CS SURVIVAL GUIDE FROM THE AUTHORS OF FIRST AID FOR THE USMLE STEP 1

  • INSIDER ADVICE FOR STEP 2 CS SUCCESS

  • New miniguide shows US students and IMGs how best to use this book
  • Revised by test veterans to reflect the 2005--2006 exam experience
  • Each complete case features standardized patient checklists and a recommended clinical approach
  • Minicases represent the major chief complaints and diagnoses seen on the Step 2 CS
  • Proven strategies for the patient encounter and patient note
  • High-yield, must-know facts on patient diagnosis and workup
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    Contents

    Guide to the USMLE Step 2 CS
    1
    The Encounter
    19
    Minicases
    61
    Practice Cases
    107
    Appendix
    305
    Index
    307
    About the Authors
    319
    Copyright

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    About the author (2006)

    Tao Le, MD, MHS, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief, Section of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville.

    Vikas Bhushan, MD, is a practicing diagnostic radiologist.

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