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** 1-3%
  • Immune System 4-6%
  • Blood & Lymphoreticular System 4-7%
  • Behavioral Health 6-10%
  • Nervous System & Special Senses 6-10%
  • Musculoskeletal Sys/Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue 6-10%
  • Cardiovascular System 8-12%
  • Respiratory System 7-11%
  • Gastrointestinal System 7-11%
  • Renal & Urinary System & Male Reproductive 4-8%
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Puerperium 4-8%
  • Female Reproductive System & Breast 4-8%
  • Endocrine System 4-8%
  • Multisystem Processes & Disorders 5-9%
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health / Interpretation of Medical Literature 1-5%

Table 2: Step 2 CK Physician Task/Competency Specifications

  • Medical Knowledge: Applying Foundational Science Concepts 12-16
  • Patient Care: Diagnosis 40-50%
    • History/Physical Examination
    • Laboratory/Diagnostic Studies
    • Diagnosis
    • Prognosis/Outcome
  • Patient Care: Management 22-27%
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Clinical Interventions
    • Mixed Management
  • Communication/Professionalism, Systems-based Practice & Patient Safety, Practice-based Learning & Improvement 3-7%

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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