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Old 02-26-2013
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Question Difference between Step 2 CK and Step 3

Sorry for probably weird question, but what is the difference between step 2 ck and step 3?
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They are pretty close, but, on step 3 they concentrate on management & treatment rather than the diagnosis. Then you have CCS exam, which is about management.
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1. lots of questions are almost repetitions, but the step 3 options are more accurate. For eg. option a. treat with norfloxacin for 3 days as outpatient
b. treat with norfloxacin for 7 days as outpatient
c. treat with norfloxacin for 7 days as inpatient
d. treat with norfloxacin for 14 days as inpatient

So, you have to have had the principles down right, coz its not possible to byheart all the treatment regimens.

2. CCS: this is case simulation, something like a continuation of CS but done on the computer. They give you the history and examination findings. You do the investigations and management, monitor the patient and schedule follow ups. It's fun when you get the hang of it. The only problem is that none of the material available for practice is an exact replica of the real software. Uworld is close.

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