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Book and Media Reviews
September 5, 2007

NMS Review for the USMLE Clinical Skills Exam

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(9):1065-1070. doi:10.1001/jama.298.9.1066

The typical medical student who takes the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) portion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is near the beginning or middle of the fourth year of medical school. This is a time for students to prepare applications for residency programs, study for the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) examination, do a subinternship or an away rotation, interview at residency programs, or perhaps do a combination of any of the above. In short, the fourth-year medical student has priorities higher than preparing for an 8-hour clinical skills examination. Thus, a successful Step 2 CS review book must present relevant information both effectively and efficiently.

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