The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) is a three step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).
The USMLE assesses a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centred skills that are important in health and disease, and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care.
Each of the three steps of the USMLE complements the others - medical students that aim to complete their degrees and plan to practice medicine in the USA have to pass all three USMLE Step examinations.
USMLE Step 2 is designed to assess whether medical students or graduates can apply medical knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical science essential for provision of patient care under supervision.
Step 2 is further divided into two separate exams – USMLE Step 2 CK and USMLE Step 2 CS. USMLE Step 2 CK assesses clinical knowledge through a traditional, multiple-choice examination. USMLE Step 2 CS tests clinical skills through simulated patient interactions. (www.usmle.org).
Platinum Notes USMLE Step-2 is an affordable, comprehensive revision aid to help medical students and graduates in their preparation for Step 2 of the USMLE examinations.
The book brings together all the latest topics and USMLE exam type questions into just one volume, minimizing the need for multiple revision resources. Revision questions at the end of each subject are included.