Clinical Skills Survival Guide: A Book and DVD Guide to Success in the Clinical Skills Exam

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Mosby Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 95 pages
The USMLE Step 2: Clinical Skills exam is based on simulated patient encounters. This is the only review book for the exam that emphasizes the exam process rather than specific facts. It includes a DVD showing clinical scenarios and examples of correct and incorrect behaviors to help you hone your clinical skills. In addition to this more realistic and appropriate approach to the exam, the book covers the history of the clinical skills exam and the use of standardized patients. It provides guidance on the essential elements of the exam - history taking; physical examination; and communication skills-and outlines how to prepare for the exam and how to conduct yourself during the actual examination.

  • Focuses on the process of the exam rather than a collection of facts to give you a framework for good performance.
  • Provides a logical sequence to follow with algorithms for each encounter.
  • Contains hints on how to prepare for exam emphasizing an understanding of the process.
  • Includes a DVD showing real patient interaction scenarios to facilitate learning.
  • Incorporates concise lists of high yield exam strategies.

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