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Old 12-15-2013
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hey...i am an img who does not have much clinical exposure.which i am working on and plan to take a 5 day course before i give my CS exam.

so i was wondering for the Differential Diagnosis part of the exam,are there any subjects of the Step 2 CK that would be recommended before i start my prep for CS --- so what i mean is like would a rough read of the kaplan books/videos before i start my CS prep be advisable,if so which subjects.
i assume IM but what about pedia,obs gyni and surgery?

I plan to do my proper CK studying after the CS exam.thanks.
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Old 12-30-2013
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I think it actually depends on how familiar you are with symptoms tested in CS. Preparing for CS means mostly exercise in doing things fast and therefore having some d/ds in your mind before enetring the room helps avoiding to waste time by thinking too much (even though I don't believe that thinking is a waste of time... but apparently we are reqired to be fast robots and to avoid reflecting too much). Therefore I would go quickly only through those subjects you are really unfamiliar with. In my case for instance I went through most of pediatrics, psychiatry (at least mood, anxiety and somatoform disrders) and some other diseases I am not familiar with. Remember you are not required to know the details of a disease, but instead which diseases can cause a given symptom and which are their hallmarks
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