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The USMLE Step 2 CS is probably the most neglected examination in the USMLE. It is usually taken as an afterthought, with very little preparation taken before the exam. And in relation to the other bigger exams, Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 3, maybe it is not as “important”.
Unlike its bigger cousins, USMLE Step 2 CS is a pass/fail exam. So performing really wells serves no other purpose than to feel good about yourself. Of course, over preparing can also insure that there is no chance you will fail. However, it is important to realize that although USMLE Step 2 CS is relatively simple, if you are unfamiliar with the methodology of the exam you can fail. For most AMGs this is not a problem since simulated patient exams are part of their normal curriculum. However, for most IMG’s it is a rather novel experience.
Therefore, the key to doing well in the Step 2 CS exam is to be so familiar with the methods that it becomes second nature to you. This includes doing a relevant medical interview, performing a focused physical examination and writing a legible and coherent patient note. All under time pressure. You also need to dress, act and speak in a professional manner. And all this takes practice.
The most important thing in preparing for Step 2 CS is practice. Practice, practice and more practice. Askdoc’s USMLE prep course currently consists of 30 practice cases that you can use to sharpen your mastery of the methods. An additional 30 cases will be finished in the next few days to bring the total number of cases you can practice on to 60.
You can use the course as a stand alone course for the USMLE Step 2 CS, or you can make use of the cases as additional practice if you are currently in another program. The price for 30 days access is reasonable at US$ 19.95. It is currently available at an introductory price of US$ 14.95 until June 30. If you want to check out sample cases you can go to the website and click on the sample cases section. You do not need to register to access the sample cases. If you want to enroll, you need to register first, then click on the course and enroll. You can pay for it via PayPal.
Click on the link to reach Askdoc’s USMLE Step 2 CS Prep Course.