The current format of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (USMLE Step 2 CK) exam emphasizes clinical vignettes—-in single-best-answer multiple-choice and matching formats— as the primary test questions.
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The examination has approximately 370 multiple-choice questions, divided into eight blocks. Examinees have one hour to complete each block administered over a nine-hour testing session. Clinical Vignettes for the USMLE Step 2 CK: Fifth Edition parallels this format. The book contains 368 clinical vignette-style questions covering the principles of clinical science and was assembled based on the published content outline for the USMLE Step 2. The questions are divided into eight blocks of 46 questions each.
As on the Step 2 CK exam, each block tests the examinee on all core areas of clinical medicine. Answers are in the second half of the book. Each answer is accompanied by a concise but comprehensive explanation and is referenced to a key textbook or journal article for further reading.
The questions in this book were culled from the eight PreTest clinical science books. The publisher acknowledges and thanks the following authors for their contributions to this book:
Medicine: Robert S. Urban, MD, J. Rush Pierce, Jr, MD , Marjorie R. Jenkins, MD, Steven L. Berk, MD
Neurology: David J. Anschel, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology: Karen M. Schneider, MD and Stephen K. Patrick, MD
Pediatrics: Robert J. Yetman, MD and Mark D. Hormann, MD
Psychiatry: Debra L. Klamen, MD and Philip Pan, MD
Surgery: Lillian S. Kao, MD and Tammy Lee, MD
Family Medicine: Doug Knutson, MD
Emergency Medicine: Adam J. Rosh, MD
Clinical Vignettes for the USMLE Step 2 CK PreTest Self-Assessment & Review PDF