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 2 CK 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: 5-7%

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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