Clinical Skills: listen, listen, listen! for success on Step 2 CS!

Clinical Skills: listen, listen, listen! for success on Step 2 CS!

In reading all social media sites looking for information about clinical skills and the Step 2 CS exam, I found a terrific blog about doctor-patient communications!  Go here to find Mind the Gap: Patient Physician Communication. The title of the current article is so good, I will re-post it here: Effective Communications between Physicians and Patients is not Optional…And cannot be Delegated Away.

How to Approach the Physical Examination on Step 2 CS

How to Approach the Physical Examination on Step 2 CS

n the USMLE Step 2 CS exam, the physical examination is part of the Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE) and is scored by a checklist filled out by the standardized patient.  Although it has been said that the physical examination contributes only about 20% to the ultimate diagnosis, the physical exam still remains as an important data gathering instrument in patient care.