NMS Q&A Review for USMLE Step 2 CK Fourth Edition PDF
During the past few decades, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) has transformed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) from the multiple-choice Steps 1 and 2 of the 1980s and early 1990s to the present four-step process—Step 1, Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge), Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills), and Step 3. In doing so, they also changed the process from one that primarily required recall of facts into a process that better tests the application of knowledge and skills to the solution of realistic clinical problems.
NMS Q&A Review for USMLE Step 2 CK Fourth Edition
During the past decade, the first, second, and third editions of the NMS Review for USMLE Step 2 have served
as important adjuncts for students preparing to take the USMLE Step 2 Examination. This, the fourth edition
of NMS Q&A: USMLE Step 2 CK, reflects the fact that it only relates to the clinical knowledge (CK) compo-
nent of the current two-part Step 2 Examination. In providing this knowledge, it continues the traditions of relevance and excellence established by the previous editions.
■ All items (an item is defined as a clinical vignette, with distractors, answers, and explanations) have been replaced with new ones or updat -ed to conform to current clinical practice.
■ All distractors, correct and incorrect, are explained.
■ The style of the items closely reflects that presently found on the USMLE.
■ All tests have 50 items, approxi mately 80% of which are of the one-best-choice variety and remain-
der are multiple choice.
■ Content is highly relevant to that asked on the examination.