First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, Third Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 24, 2009 - Medical - 416 pages
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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.

  • 41 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

Guide to the Usmle Step 2 CS
1
The Patient Encounter
39
Minicases
81
Practice Cases
127
TopRated Review Resources
395
Appendix
403
Index
407
About the Authors
415
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Tao Le, MD, MHS is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at The University of Louisville. He is the founder of USMLE Rx.com, an online subscription database of USMLE review questions.
Vikas Bhushan, MD practices diagnostic radiology.
Mae Sheikh-Ali, MD is an international medical graduate who went to medical school at Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a Fellow in endocrinology at The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Fadi Abu Shahin, MD is a distinguished graduate of Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria. He subsequently moved to the US and worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University as a post-doctoral fellow and completed his residency in Ob/Gyn at Yale, where he was Chief Resident. He is a Fellow in gynecologic oncology at The Cleveland Clinic.

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