This text presents a study tool for those preparing for Step 2 of the USMLE, concentrating on the OSCE and CSA simulated patient examinations. Working with actors posing as standardized patients, students must accurately examine, communicate with, and diagnose these patients and their clinical signs. The first half of the book introduces the exam and its components, while the second half consists of 50 cases which mimic the types of patients these students will see in their respective situations. It reviews physical examination skills, communication skills, and diagnostic skills, as well as describing what a simulated patient is and giving tips on passing each practice case.
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The OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) for medical students and the CSA (Clinical Examination) for medical students and the CSA (clinical Skills Assessment) for international medical graduates have always been a mystery. how do I approach the Standardized Patient? How do I study for this examination? How much time do I have with each patient? How will I be graded? How can I improve my performance? These questions and more are now answered in this groundbreaking book. Medical schools, the NBME, and the USMLE are placing greater empahsis on standardized patient exams. Now you can master all the intricacies and details in one book. Persents 50 standardized patient practice cases covering what you might see on the exam; Familiarizes you with the exam format...uncovers the mysteries of what is behind each door; Sharpens your interpersonal skills to improve overall clinical performance; Includes a small booklet of key summations...the perfect review right before the exam; Focuses on the interviewing and physical examinations skills needed to finish test stations within the required time limit; Challenges you to develop a checklist prior to seeing each patient...and then provides the actual checklist so you can check your progress; Provides key history-taking and physical examination pearls; Provides OSCE interstation pearls and CSA patient note pearls.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill (Tx), 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071350128