Can You Answer These 4 Sample USMLE Step 2 Practice Questions?

If you’re preparing for your USMLE Step 2 CK exam, you may be overwhelmed by all the topics you have to prepare for. It can feel like a small, vital step on a long road to your goal of becoming a doctor. The best way to prepare for these exams is by getting really comfortable with practice questions. We’ve chosen 4 highly rated questions from the BoardVitals USMLE Step 2 CK Practice Question Bank. Can you answer them correctly?

How did you do? Whether you aced them all or missed a few, you still can use more practice.

The USMLE Step 2CK exam lasts approximately nine hours and is considered the hardest of the three USMLE exams. It consists of eight 60 minute blocks and a total of about 316 MCQ’s. According to the USMLE Step 2CK Content Outline, the topics covered on the exam are broken down as follows:

Table 1: Step 2 CK Test Specifications
  • 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%

Table 2: Step 2 CK Physician Task/Competency Specifications

  • Patient Care: Diagnosis
    • Laboratory/Diagnostic Studies: 13-17%
    • Diagnosis: 16-20%
    • Prognosis/Outcome: 5-9%
  • Patient Care: Management
    • 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%

Table 3: Step 2 CK Discipline Specifications

  • Medicine 50-60%
  • Surgery 25-30%
  • Pediatrics 20-25%
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology 10-20%
  • Psychiatry 10-15%

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