The Ultimate Guide and Review for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam

By (author) Swartz, Mark H.

"The Ultimate Guide for Step 2 CS Examination" will guide you confidently through the Step 2 exam. Focusing on the important concepts of the exam, it will additionally suggest many communication techniques - vital in establishing an excellent doctor-patient relationship. This title includes thirty practice cases that will help you hone your history - taking, physical examination, and communication skills and enable you to develop the confidence you need to succeed. Section I focuses on the basics of the exam - including score reporting and time management. Section II focuses on communication skills - including interviewing techniques, patient challenges, and common exam mistakes. Section III is comprised entirely of practice cases. There is also and appendix on acceptable abbreviations and another on possible case diagnoses.

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  • Section I: THE BASICS OF THE STEP 2-CS EXAMINATION 1. Background information 2. What are Standardized Patients? 3. Purpose of the Step 2-CS 4. Examination Length 5. Examination Format 6. Eligibility for Step 2-CS 7. Registration for Step 2-CS 8. Fees for Step 2-CS 9. Location of Regional Clinical Skills Evaluation Centers 10. Scoring of Step 2-CS 11. Score Reporting 12. On Your Exam Day 13. Description of the Examination Center 14. Other Important Information About the Examination 15. Suggested Time Management 16. Types of Examination Cases 17. The Patient Encounter 18. Announcements During the Examination 19. The Patient Note 20. Important Web Sites Section II: COMMUNICATION SKILLS 21. General Principles 22. Conducting the Interview 23. Basic Interviewing Techniques 24. Format of the History 25. After the History - Before the Physical Examination 26. Specific Patient Challenges 27. In Summary Section III: AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE Section IV: 30 PRACTICE CASES Case 1: Headache in a 34-year old man Case 2: Vomiting in a 2-year old child Case 3: Shortness of Breath in a 57-year old woman Case 30: ...

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書名 The Ultimate Guide and Review for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam
著作者等 Swartz, Mark H.
出版元 Saunders
刊行年月 2007.01.25
ページ数 424p
大きさ H276 x W216
ISBN 9781416037279
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国