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  1. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Came up with this for ROS and hope everyone finds this useful: CPR NMS RACE (NMS as in National Medical Series books :D) C Cardiac (Chest pain, palpitations) P Pelvic (Vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge) R Renal (Dysuria, frequency, nocturia) N Neuro (Headache, visual...
  2. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Don't forget to give a BATHE to everyone ! :)) B: Background: "What is going on in your life?" A: Affects the life: " How do you feel about it ?" T: Trouble: "What troubles(concerns) you the most about this?" H: Handling: "How are you handling that?" E : Empathy: "That must be very difficult...
  3. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    FOR all Body fluid Discharges.... including Diarrhoea, Cough ACCORD A- amount C- consistency C- color O- odor R- rate (frequency) D- duration
  4. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    My friends, Im so happy I passed, got my report today:). For those who still studying, I decided to share mnemonics I created myself. drssbaz is one of the participants. Some of them, I took from other people, so let me start it. Please, follow this thread, because I will not type all of them at...
  5. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Check the attached PDF Files for LIQORAAA and PAM H(ITS) R(OS) FOSS mnemonics. Which will help you in the HPI and Past Medical History respectively.
  6. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    hi guys do we need to memorize all the mnemonics when going for the exam??
  7. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    For general physical exam: PICKLE: Pallor, icterus, clubbing, koilonychia, lymphadenopathy, edema For chief complaint: LIQORAAA: Location, Intensity, Quality, Onset and progression, Radiation, Aggravating and Alleviating factors, Associated symptoms For rest of systems: PAMHUGSFOSS: Past...
  8. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    I had planned to give about 5-7 min for Hx, 5-7 min for examination, 3-4 min for closure. I finished every case few seconds to a minute before the time was over but found that all the others were already doing the PN! For the mnemonics ,I picked some mnemonics from the pool. I have attached the...
  9. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    ODD Sex partners DISCHARGE Onset Duration Dysparunia Sex partners similar symptoms Dysuria Itching Smell Color High temp (Fever) Adb pain Recurrent episodes? General health Endocervical swabs
  10. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    MM SIT IT ACHES Migraine Meningitis SAH Illnesses system Temporal arteritis Inc ICP Tension headache AV malformations Cluster headache HTN Eye disorders Sinusitis
  11. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Fever Abd pain N/V Headache Urinary changes GI Changes Wt changes Appetite Diet Exercise Sleep/Stress Chest pain Travel - this may not always be needed but it reminds me to ask when I have a rash or diarrhea case! SOB
  12. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    HO HAD SAFE PATHS Before she Lost Consciousnesses Hypoglycemia Orthostatic hypotension Hypoxemia Alcohol Drugs Seizure Arrythmias Febrile - Heat stroke Electrolyte imbalance Pulmonary embolism Aneurysm Tu of brain Hematoma of brain Stroke
  13. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    ON CALL IODIOTS Food FED RN (or RV however you like) Onest Number days Color Consistency Cough Cramping Crying Coryza (runny nose) Associated symptoms (other than those already listed) Listless (how has you babies activity level been?) Liquids passing (# wet diapers) Immunizations Day care Ill...
  14. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Does anyone know any mnemonics for questions to ask a patient who has recently been diagnosed with Diabetes? I know what to ask for a patient who is coming in for a follow up after 10 years of disease but what about someone who was diagnosed last week?
  15. USMLE Step 2 CS Communication Skills
    Hi all: does anyone know what does the mnemonics IDIOT stand for in cases of mile stones? Is it the same like ON CALL IDIOT? In this mnemonic, the O stands for ORS, what does that mean? Thank you!
  16. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Obs hX : LMP RTV CS PAP LMP !! Menarchae Period ( lasts .... days?) Reglarity ( every .... wks?) Tampoons/Pads # per day Vaginal discharge, itching , dryness Cramps (Dysmenorrhea) Spotting ( intermenstrual / post coital ) Pregnency ( Hx & complications) Abortion /miscarriage PAP smear ( last...
  17. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    DM follow up O ISC MLRH5 VIP MGUN O onset I insulin Rx S schedule intake C compliant ( regular intake ) M monitor glucose level LR last glucose reading H5 ( HBA1c, heart symptoms( palpation , chest pain), HT, Hypercholesterolemia, hypoglycemia attack ) V vision changes ( blurring...
  18. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Hello everyone, I made a brief mnemonic for insomnia, i made it mostly because insomnia doesn't follow any other mnemonic we know for the history taking and it would be annoying to just memorize a topic we are not sure we're going to have in the exam. Hope you find it useful! PS: i didn't add...
  19. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Hey everyone: Me and Dr_P made this up because we were missing soooo many questions in our history. Hope it works for some. BEING RAPED . COM B2EING R2AP2ED . C3OM B2 - Bruises/bleeding E - ejaculation I- Intercourse N- Numbness/weakness G- Genital Bleeding R2 - Report/Recognize A- Assault...
  20. USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics
    Another Mnemonic i made, this time for a patient who passed out. Thanks to DrLTorres and Dr_Levasseur Passed out (PASS the BLT SANDWICH) Palpitations Aura Shaking (duration) Spinning/ lightheaded Bladder, incontinence Loss of consciousness (duration) Tongue biting Speech difficulties...
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