UBERVIEW of the USMLE STEP 2 CS is a thorough USMLE STEP 2 CS Clinical Skills Assessment] test preparation and review book based on Dr. Kingsley's Mnemonic Method.
Simply remember the mnemonic "I like Dr Kingsley's Uber Method" and the words each letter in the mnemonic codes for to perform the clinical history and structure your note. Performing a review of general signs and systems is as easy as the mnemonic 'Fast Win', a sexual history easy as remembering the 'Stud' mnemonic, counseling as easy as 'Successes' and 'Best Doctor', and ordering diagnostic tests easy as the 'He order up Rx' mnemonic. Each and every chief complaint from abdominal pain to unilateral weakness has an associated mnemonic (herein refered to as a pathomnemonic) that is a memorable, succinct, and at times humorous quintessential differential. These are presented again in the back of the book conveniently in the form of flash cards (most all with an accessory flash card, the 'mnemonic mate', for more lasting recall). With these mnemonics and accompanying text its easy to recall all the relevant historical questions, perform a directed physical exam, and order an appropriate diagnostic work-up.
60 cases covering the fields of family practice, medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry are presented (as are telephone cases and imaging interpretation), each with a patient note example (succinct checklist), a challenging patient question (addressed), and an example of how to go about counseling. Exam format, time management, studying efficiently, history taking, establishing rapport, communication skills, preventive care guidelines, performing a physical, counseling, and patient note writing are all also discussed in depth.