The USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) is a three step examination for medical licensure in the United States. It assesses a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centred skills that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. (www.usmle.org).
Step 2 CS (clinical skills) uses standardised patients to test medical students and graduates on their ability to gather information from patients, perform physical examinations and communicate their findings to patients and colleagues. Step 2 not only tests medical knowledge, but also communication skills, and is required for ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification.
This DVD video atlas with booklet contains eight scenarios demonstrating the correct way to approach the practical aspect of the exam. It also includes a checklist for communication and interpersonal skills and more information about the exam itself.
- DVD video atlas with booklet presenting eight scenarios to help international and American medical graduates pass the USMLE Step 2 CS exam
- Emphasis on communication and interpersonal skills
Rohan Khandelwal MS MRCS (Edin) Senior Resident, Department of Surgery, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
Anupriya Gogne Resident in Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Rishi Gautam Resident in Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, NY, USA