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View Poll Results: Best USMLE Step 2 CS Books?
First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS 154
Kaplan USMLE Step 2 CS Core Cases 43
Blueprints USMLE Step 2 CS 7
Case-Based Simulation and Review For USMLE Step 2 CS 5
Mastering the USMLE Step 2 CS 7
USMLE Help Step 2 CS 7
NMS Review for the USMLE Clinical Skills Exam 6
The Ultimate Guide and Review for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam 4
Survival Guide to the USMLE Step 2-CS 2
USMLE Smasher 4
Core Concepts for USMLE Step 2 CS 2
USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Triage: A Guide to Honing Clinical Skills 3
USMLE Step 2 CS for the IMG 2
Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills 7
Jaypee's Video Atlas for Step 2 CS Cases and Tips 0
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Default Best USMLE Step 2 CS Books

In this thread we vote for the best USMLE Step 2 CS Books.
To approve any of the books listed in the poll just check them.
To disapprove any of the books listed just leave them unchecked.
If you want to suggest other books please start a new thread and we'll be adding your suggestion to this poll.

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Do we ever need a CS book!
I think an online or live course is all that's needed
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I would normally agree that online courses are enough but I like those books with the 35 cases you are most likely to see etc.. Usually they have good higy yield facts, more money, higher grades i guess...aahh the smell of capitalism
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Here is a very helpful book called: USMLE Step 2 CS For The IMG, Here is the amazon.com link

Also another book not listed here is: Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Fourth Edition
This one is different from: Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 CS: Complex Cases: 35 Cases You Are Likely to See on the Exam (Kaplan USMLE) And here is the Amazon link

I think both books and The USMLE WORLD with practicing is more than enough

FIRST AID I find that book not helpful and confusing.

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Here is a very helpful book called: USMLE Step 2 CS For The IMG, Here is the amazon.com link

Also another book not listed here is: Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Fourth Edition
This one is different from: Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 CS: Complex Cases: 35 Cases You Are Likely to See on the Exam (Kaplan USMLE) And here is the Amazon link
Thank you for pointing us to those new books you mentioned. We have added both of them to the poll.
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I would like to recommend Jaypee's Video Atlas of USMLE Step 2 CS Cases & Tips.

This is a set of two dvd's which contains
- Booklet with CIS checklist and tips to pass the exam
- Two DVD's with 8 full length clinical encounters
- Discussion following each case
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I think the result of this poll reflects the reality.
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Material To Skip: Some material that you can easily skip are 1) Step 2 CS Clinical Skills Review, and 2) Jaypees. Both of them are a joke, especially Jaypees - nothing about that dvd is helpful. The Step 2 CS Clinical Skills Review is pretty useless, but if anything, it was funny. I will try to at least finish watching the new videos.

Material that May Be Skipped: The material that I think can be skipped are minicases/sample cases/differential diagnose lists. Most of this stuff is learnt when studying for other exams so I dont think it needs to be repeated for CS.

Main Material:
Practicing USMLE World and First Aid practice cases seem to be helpful and USMLE Step 2CS Core Cases explains a lot of solutions to specific scenarios (e.g., difficult questions, patient has difficulty laying down) that may occur on the exam.

Extra Material:
Two osces books (clinical skills for the osces, the unofficial guide to passing the osces) add a detail here and there that can be helpful, however they are not needed for the exam. The university of virginia physical exam modules (http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/) provides many videos that can help you review physical examination techniques.
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kaplan step 2cs core cases and first aid for step 2 cs have been helpful, but Jaypees dvd is utterly useless. do not buy it, and if you have it i dont recommend that you even watch it.
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Thanks guys
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I think USMLE Step 2CS core cases is a good option but online course or presencial course is enought.
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Thank you so much
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Hmmmm. Hopefully I can get to this point to take Step 2
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FA and practice practice !
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