USMLE® Step 2 CK Board Review Questions
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Key USMLE Step 2 Board Review Features
USMLE Step 2 Board Review Topics Covered:
- Multisystem Processes
- Immune System
- Cardiovascular System
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Blood and Lymphoreticular System
- Nervous System and Special Senses
- Respiratory System
- Gastrointestinal System
- Renal, Urinary, and Male Reproductive Systems
- Disorders of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
- Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
- Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
- Endocrine and Metabolic
- Biostatistics and Epidemiology
- Female Reproductive System and Breast
- Behavioral Health
- General Principles of Foundational Science
- Patient Care: Health Maintenance/Disease Prevention and Surveillance
- Communication/Professionalism Systems-based Practice & Patient Safety Practice-based Learning & Improvement
About the USMLE® Step 2 CK Exam
Step 2 CK is the second board exam you will take during medical school that is sponsored by both the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical Examiners. The test is designed to determine if students can apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science necessary for the provision of patient care under supervisions, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Our question bank is specifically designed to teach you the kind of thinking that you need to know.
What is covered on the USMLE® Step 2 CK Exam?
According to the 2022 USMLE® Step 2 CK Content Outline, the following is covered:
Systems & Processes
- General Principles of Foundational Science: 2-4%
- Immune System: 3-5%
- Blood & Lymphoreticular Systems: 4-6%
- Behavioral Health: 6-8%
- Nervous System & Special Senses: 6-8%
- Musculoskeletal Sys/Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue: 6-10%
- Cardiovascular System: 8-10%
- Respiratory System: 7-9%
- Gastrointestinal System: 7-9%
- Renal & Urinary Systems & Male Reproductive: 4-6%
- Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium: 4-6%
- Female Reproductive System & Breast: 4-6%
- Endocrine System: 4-6%
- Multisystem Processes & Disorders: 4-6%
- Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health: 3-5%
- Social Sciences: Legal/Ethical Issues & Professionalism/Systems-based Practice & Patient Safety: 10-15%
- Patient Care: Diagnosis
- Laboratory/Diagnostic Studies: 13-17%
- Diagnosis: 16-20%
- Prognosis/Outcome: 5-9%
- Patient Care: Management
- Maintenance/Disease Prevention: 8-12%
- Pharmacotherapy: 8-12%
- Clinical Interventions: 6-10%
- Mixed Management: 12-16%
- Communication/Professionalism: 5-7%
- Systems-based Practice/Patient Safety: 5-7%
- Practice-based Learning & Improvement: 3-5%
How long is the USMLE® Step 2 CK Exam?
The actual Step 2 CK is a full day examination (9 hours) and is generally considered by our students to be harder than the other Step examinations. The exam is made up of about 318 MCQ's, divided into eight 60 minute sets. You will be given an hour for each set, and each set includes 40 questions or less. When you are setting up the exam on our system, we suggest allocating 90 seconds per question to give you a feel for the real thing.
USMLE® Step 2 CK Study Tips
Again, when you are setting up the exam on our system, we suggest allocating 90 seconds per question to give you a feel for the real thing.
We also suggest using our system in the following way.
- Start with a timed exam to gauge your overall performance
- Compare yourself to other students using our score comparison tool
- Go through the entire question bank in ‘Review Mode’, reading the explanations even if you think you understand the concept. The explanations contain a lot of detail to help you.
- One week before the exam, start getting back into the habit of taking timed exams to make sure you have the right pacing.
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VIDEO: USMLE® Step 2 Review Question Explained
Adam Goodcoff, an Emergency Medicine resident physician, answers a Child Neurology question from our USMLE® Step 2 question bank. This lecture is part of our "Practice Connection" video series that we developed to highlight helpful practice questions and explanations.