USMLE Step 2 CS Core Cases

Fully updated to the recent exam changes, Kaplan Medical’s USMLE Step 2 CS: Core Cases provides expert guidance on frequently seen cases and is the only guide to highlight challenging cases frequently seen on the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam. With explicit, practical advice on communication, interpersonal skills, physical exam maneuvers, and more, USMLE Step 2 CS: Core Cases demystifies what standardized patients and test graders are looking for.


Fully revised to reflect the recent Step 2 CS exam changes
NEW section outlining the differential diagnosis and diagnostic reasoning process
43 frequently seen and challenging cases
Spells out the logic behind each step—key for international medical graduates
Topics include health checkups, work physicals, telephone calls, end-of-life issues, diabetes checkups, domestic violence, and HIV-related issues
Each case covers:
—What to do before entering the room
—Instruction on performing focused histories and physical exams
—Advice on how to close properly with a patient
—Challenging questions you might face
—A thorough case discussion
—Sample patient note, including the new differential diagnosis and diagnostic reasoning component

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