If your goal is to score well on the USMLE Step 2 CK then it’s time to start preparing. Giving yourself ample time to prepare helps you not only remember all the things you need to remember, but also teaches you how to manage your time well during the 9-hour exam. Here are things you should remember and steps you need to take as you start preparing for your test:
- Step 2 CK covers questions in various areas of medicine. These include preventive medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, and various other areas that are relevant to providing care under supervision.
- Test questions would usually require you to provide a combination of the following: a diagnosis, prognosis, indication of the disease’s underlying mechanisms, and next steps in medical care.
- Much like Step 1, the exam will also require you to provide accurate graphic and tabular data interpretations as well as the interpretation of photographs and imaging studies of microscopic pathologic specimens.
With these in mind, it will be much easier to find a program that can help you get all grounds covered. When starting a USMLE Step 2 CK Class, remember to find one that doesn’t only provide good structure but also offers a support system of previous and new takers who are knowledgeable, accessible, and committed to helping each other out in passing and doing well in the exam. Enrolling in a USMLE Step 2 CK class is a good investment to make especially now that Step 2 CK scores bear such great weight in residency decisions. Whether you want to top the exam, pull your Step 1 score up, or score enough for a passing mark, taking a Step 2 CK class is a valuable step toward success.