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I'll admit that my greatest concern with CS is that this is a completely different beast from anything I've approached before. I've taken OSCEs but this sounds like something new and different.

It sounds like the book does a good job describing the clinical scenarios I might encounter and the different patient presentations, but to what degree does it address the non-academic aspects of the test? Such as what to expect on test day, how best to prepare for the exam, etc?
Does this book have a video companion?
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how does the quality and feedback of this book compare to FA Step I?
how does the quality and feedback of this book compare to FA Step I?

Dr. Le is an excellent series manager and he is involved the process of editing and developing almost all of the First Aid books ... so the quality is excellent across the board. As for feedback I have only heard good things but if anyone wants to chime in and tell us on this forum that would be great.
What are some of the improvements or changes made to this latest edition? Was it mostly updating information, creation of new material, or re-organization & re-formatting of existing content?

I have been a big fan of the other First Aid series, so I would imagine this book seems like a good CS review.

I was wondering if this book has a list of common pitfalls that students fall into that could lead to doing poorly on this exam.
How often is this book updated? I notice its title doesn't include the year like FA for Step 1.
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