USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019: Patient Cases + Proven Strategies

With dozens of exam-like cases, Kaplan’s USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019 gives you the guidance you need to excel on this “hands on” section of the boards.

In USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019, you’ll get step-by-step advice on how to master essential patient care skills so you can complete all 12 of your cases efficiently. Time management is key on the CS exam, and our test-like cases help you get comfortable gathering patient information, performing physical examinations, and communicating findings so that you can ace the test.

Essential Review

30+ exam-like cases on frequently tested patient scenarios
Strategies for articulating the differential diagnosis and ordering appropriate diagnostic studies
Techniques for mastering the standardized patient encounter
Time-management strategies to help you get more points in less time
Expert Guidance
Step-by-step guidance for taking patient history and performing relevant physical exam maneuvers
Advice for organizing the Patient Note from Kaplan’s medical experts
Kaplan’s Learning Engineers and expert psychometricians ensure our practice cases and study materials are true to the test
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Table of contents :
Title……Page 2
Copyright……Page 3
Editors……Page 4
Dedication……Page 5
Contents……Page 6
Part I: USMLE® Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam……Page 9
Chapter 1: About the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Exam……Page 10
Part II: Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS)……Page 19
Chapter 2: Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS)……Page 20
Part III: Spoken English Proficiency (SEP)……Page 75
Chapter 3: Spoken English Proficiency (SEP)……Page 76
Part IV: Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE)……Page 79
Chapter 4: Focused History-Taking……Page 80
Chapter 5: Focused Physical Exam……Page 112
Chapter 6: Patient Note……Page 145
Chapter 7: Differential Diagnosis……Page 165
Part V: Putting It All Together……Page 204
Chapter 8: Putting It All Together: CIS, SEP, and ICE……Page 205
Case 1: Fatigue, Cough, and Chest Pain……Page 207
Case 2: Back Pain and Fever……Page 213
Case 3: Bloody Stools……Page 219
Case 4: Chest Pain……Page 225
Case 5: Irregular Periods……Page 231
Case 6: Sore Throat……Page 237
Case 7: Hearing Loss……Page 243
Case 8: “Something Is Wrong with My Dad”……Page 250
Case 9: Severe Headache……Page 255
Case 10: Severe Abdominal Pain……Page 262
Case 11: Chronic Diarrhea……Page 269
Case 12: Abdominal Pain and Yellow Skin……Page 276
Case 13: Cough……Page 283
Case 14: Blood in Urine……Page 290
Case 15: Pediatric Diarrhea……Page 296
Case 16: Dizziness……Page 302
Case 17: Difficulty Swallowing……Page 309
Case 18: Shortness of Breath……Page 315
Case 19: Adult Nosebleed……Page 322
Case 20: Adolescent Weight Loss……Page 329
Case 21: Pediatric Vomiting and Diarrhea……Page 334
Case 22: Lack of Energy……Page 340
Case 23: Chest Pain……Page 347
Case 24: Knee and Great Toe Pain……Page 353
Case 25: Severe Chest Pain……Page 359
Case 26: Confusion and Blurry Vision……Page 365
Case 27: Life Insurance Request……Page 371
Case 28: Pre-Employment Physical……Page 378
Case 29: Medication Refill……Page 386
Case 30: Breaking Bad News……Page 391
Case 31: Weakness……Page 396
Part VI: Appendix……Page 403
Common Medical Abbreviations……Page 404

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