I have been asked about how to prepare for the USMLE Step 2 CK exam. Though we only train students to pass their Step 2 CS exam in first attempt in our Vital Checklist Workshop but I wanted to provide a list of books, websites and videos, which students can use for their preparation for this exam. During the entire process of USMLE exams it is so difficult to get the proper guidance and therefore I decided to write a brief synopsis of how to prepare and where to start. USMLE Step 2 CK exam preparation should ideally start when you are preparing for your Internal Medicine MBBS exams. After complete understanding of the concepts of USMLE Step 2 CK, you will not only be able to ace this exam but also have higher ranking in post graduation (PG) exams.
Ready, Set and Go: How to score high marks in USMLE Step 2 CK?
|Medicine||MTB Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK|
|Ethics||Conrad Fischer 100 High yield questionsMaster the Boards USMLE Medical Ethics: The Only USMLE Ethics High-Yield Review|
|Surgery, OBGYN, PED and Psychiatry||Kaplan Notesà Take the First Aid and bring all the salient points from the Kaplan Notes to FA. You might feel compelled to read medicine portion of the FA because they mentioned 1 extra point but don’t worry. USMLE World answers will have it.|
|Psychiatry||This is most understudied subject in Asian countries and you need constant daily exposure to memorize. You need to make flash cards or buy flash cards.|
|Better Know Blueprints Psychiatry Flash Cards|
|Why do you need flash cards? When you are doing your internship, keep in your coat pocket and keep on revising. Don’t waste any time.|
|Trauma Chest||Watch Video|
|Trauma Abdomen||Watch Video|
|What gets measured gets managed?This means you have to do USMLE World at least 3 times|