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Good books for Step II CS or COMLEX PE?

Discussion in 'Step II' started by ketafol, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. ketafol

    ketafol ASA Member 2+ Year Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Does anyone have any recommendations? I have the First Aid book, but was wondering what everyone else is using? I saw a few on amazon that may be good, has anyone ever heard of these?

    Clinical Skills Survival Guide: A Book and DVD Guide to Success in the Clinical Skills Exam

    Mastering the Objective Structured Clinical Examination and the Clinical Skills Assessment
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  3. smgilles

    smgilles Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Rochester, MN
    Bumping for similar advice.
  4. Mista Suprane

    Mista Suprane Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    comlex PE

    1. flip through the green savarese book (the one that says OMT on the cover) - just go over basic modalities of treatment/diagnosis (myofascial, some muscle energy, chapman's, spencer tx, etc.) --> 3-4 hours tops

    2. read the first few chapters of the first aid book, no need to learn the whole thing --> 2-3 hours max.

    3. relax

    i know both of you are very smart, given your posts/interviews/etc. in the gas forums. this exam will be REALLY easy for the two of you for sure. i will give a huge disclaimer by saying i have not got my grade yet, but if i fail, i will quit medical school. 95% of people pass.

    also, as an aside, i know both you two are DOs - any need to take USMLE step II-CS? i don't think we have any need to take it, right?
  5. emtji

    emtji Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    all you need is FA
  6. smgilles

    smgilles Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Rochester, MN
    I have zero plans of taking the USMLE CS. Thanks for the help Mista...just got your email too...that dude is speaking out of his ass because his mouth knows better. If the discussion continues I will add my 2 cents.

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