USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019: Patient Cases + Proven Strategies PDF


With dozens of exam-like cases, USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019: Patient Cases + Proven Strategies PDF gives you the guidance you need to excel on this “hands on” section of the boards.

In USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019, you’ll get step-by-step advice on how to master essential patient care skills so you can complete all 12 of your cases efficiently. Time management is key on the CS exam, and our test-like cases help you get comfortable gathering patient information, performing physical examinations, and communicating findings so that you can ace the test.

Essential Review

  • 30+ exam-like cases on frequently tested patient scenarios
  • Strategies for articulating the differential diagnosis and ordering appropriate diagnostic studies
  • Techniques for mastering the standardized patient encounter
  • Time-management strategies to help you get more points in less time

Expert Guidance

  • Step-by-step guidance for taking patient history and performing relevant physical exam maneuvers
  • Advice for organizing the Patient Note from Kaplan’s medical experts
  • Kaplan’s Learning Engineers and expert psychometricians ensure our practice cases and study materials are true to the test
  • We invented test prep—Kaplan ( has been helping students for 80 years, and our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams

Description of USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019: Patient Cases + Proven Strategies PDF

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User Reviews

  1. This book is incredibly helpful. It breaks down every single aspect of the CS exam in a almost perfect manner.
  2. expands on other ways to write patient notes and provides a different perspective to approach history taking, physical exam, and pt note. I thought it was worth the price, if anyone needs a little extra touch to the info already provided in f.a. goodluck!!
  3. A bit too much of MD and RN courtesy contents at the beginning, would like more pathology to be explained in details.
  4. Love the section on differential diagnosis! Very helpful.

Table of Contents

Listed below are all the chapters and units in the USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019: Patient Cases + Proven Strategies PDF ebook.

Part 1: USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam

Chapter 1: About the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam (CS)

Part 2: Communication and Skills Exam (CIS)

Chapter 2: Communication and Skills Exam (CIS)

Part 3: Spoken English Proficiency (SEP)

Chapter 3: Spoken English Proficiency (SEP)

Part 4: Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE)

  • Chapter 4: Focused History Taking
  • Chapter 5: Focused Physical Exam
  • Chapter 6: Patient Note
  • Chapter 7: Differential Diagnosis

Part 5: Putting It All Together

Chapter 8: Putting It All Together CIS, SEP, and ICE

  • Case 1: Fatigue, Cough, and Chest Pain
  • Case 2: Back Pain and Fever
  • Case 3: Bloody Stools
  • Case 4: Chest Pain
  • Case 5: Irregular Periods
  • Case 6: Sore Throat
  • Case 7: Hearing Loss
  • Case 8: “Something is wrong with my dad”
  • Case 9: Severe Headache
  • Case 10: Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Case 11: Chronic Diarrhea
  • Case 12: Abdominal Pain and Yellow Skin
  • Case 13: Cough
  • Case 14: Blood in Urine
  • Case 15: Pediatric Diarrhea
  • Case 16: Dizziness
  • Case 17: Difficulty Swallowing
  • Case 18: Shortness of Breath
  • Case 19: Adult Nosebleed
  • Case 20: Adolescent Weightloss
  • Case 21: Pediatric Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Case 22: Lack of Energy
  • Case 23: Chest Pain
  • Case 24: Knee and Great Toe Pain
  • Case 25: Severe Chest Pain
  • Case 26: Confusion and Blurry Vision
  • Case 27: Life Insurance Request
  • Case 28: Pre-Employment Physical
  • Case 29: Medication Refill
  • Case 30: Breaking Bad News
  • Case 31: Weakness

Part 6: Appendix

Common Medical Abbreviations

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