- Year: 2019
- Page Number: 784 pages
- File Type: PDF
- File Size: 8.18 MB
- Authors/ Editiors: Conrad Fischer
Targeted review from USMLE expert Conrad Fischer, MD, Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK delivers what you need to excel on the exam and match into the residency program you want.
Drawing on Dr. Fischer’s 20+ years of experience in the USMLE arena, Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK is the highest yield full-color review book for the Clinical Knowledge exam.
• Exam-like focus on best initial test, most accurate test, and most likely diagnosis
• Hundreds of full-color diagnostic images
• Step-by-step approach to patient care
• Flow charts, decision trees, and comparison tables condense broad topics at a glance
• New patient safety chapter
• Expert tips for recognizing incorrect answers
Conrad Fischer, MD, is director of the residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and associate professor of physiology, pharmacology, and medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. He teaches USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3; Internal Medicine Board Review and Attending Recertification; and USMLE Step 1 Physiology.
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⭐ As a person who didn’t use MTB step2 ever, I can’t say anymore about how precise and direct the infos are. I’ve been a fan of doctor Conrad for many years so the fact that I have his book is awesome. It’s so accurate and updated. One very important fact is you have to remember that this book is a test guide meaning that not all medicine you need for life is here. It’s second to none for the test and memorizing facts with reviewing them, but not all medicine is here. However it makes you the most current and the blazing star in front of your attending.UPDATE (17-2-2019) : I got both Master The Boards Step 2CK and Master The Boards Step 3. Am very honestly saying that Master The Boards Step 3 is absolutely BETTER than the new Master The Boards Step2CK. Many updates are found in MTB3 not even changed in the MTB2. The fact that MTB3 focuses more on diagnosis and management than MTB2. The only downside (with both books) is that you have to have a reference or videos ( the best is the MedQuest videos of STEP 3 !!) that emphasizes on the pathophysiology and associations of some diseases ( I find Kaplan lecture notes Internal medicine THE BEST book of them all in terms of explaining and correlating with the basic science. However some diseases and treatments are mentioned in the MTB book and not in Kaplan’s LN ) and if you are just wondering, doctor Conrad Fischer is one of the WRITERS of the new Kaplan LNs internal medicine and if you know him well you would be able to recognize that while reading. I would really recommend the MedQuest videos because they add up MUCH to what you already know and to what is in the books
⭐ It’s pretty much 97% the same as 4th edition. A few new charts were added, the chapters were re arranged, and patient safety section is added. I would recommend buying this edition if you don’t have the 4th edition already.
⭐ This book as some good things going for it. I love the side notes, reasoning, and ways they address the common mistakes that students can make. It is still a good book I think for plowing through multitudes of clinical decision making. I used Amboss to double check flow charts and clarify the text which can sometimes be a little odd in its order of content or doesn’t nest topics in a way that make sense to me.TLDR; Ok book, 4th edition may still be betterPro: It’s still a solid prep book that can distill topics down to what you need to know.Cons: – More errata than previous version. Print errata sheet and make corrections immediately. Consider using Amboss Learning Cards to clarify decision priorities and order of next steps. – Some subsections in an odd order. Can confuse flow sometimes.
⭐ I bought this book after I gave up on step up to medicine because of the many errors in that book. Only to be disappointed by the same with this thing.There is no order to this book. Things are sort of thrown around randomly. A lot of important things are no where to be found.Overall, I’m gonna go through this book just to give myself a sense of order during step 2 ck prep.I would advise anyone to stay away from this book and focus on uworld. This is not worth your money.
⭐ By far one of the most disorganized and unhelpful books I’ve ever encountered. Let’s use examples.You can find duodenal atresia on pages 535, 537, and 540. Why not have all the information on one page?You can find information on breast cancer on pages 404, 412, 615. Why so many different places?You can find valvular heart disease (murmurs) from pages 120-129 and 525-527.You can find pancreatic cancer on pages 36 and then in more detail on page 461. Cause that makes sense right?Pancreatitis can be found on pages 25-27, 34-36, 155, 446-448, 451-456. Yall. Why so many different places? Throw it all into one chart and call it a day. Why do I have to play “where’s waldo” to find the section I’m trying to review?You will spend more time flipping the pages of the book than actually studying. The index is trash. The information is sometimes incorrect.Waste of money. Waste of time.DO NOT BUY.
⭐ 1) Not comprehensive at all, there is more information in FA step 1…2) Poorly written. Long sentences with no information at all.3) Not well structured. The book is divided in big chapters, but inside of the chapters, there is absolutely no organization, just a succession of random facts. For example surgery : trauma, then some digestive pathology, then ortho, then back to hernias and varicocele.The index is not exhaustive at all, and makes finding anything in the book take way longer than it should. I can understand that it is hard to be comprehensive, but at least, structure the information so that the overall flow of chapter flows!4) Some errors along the way as if this was not enough…
⭐ Good review book, but a little too vague for shelf exams/Step 2 and should not be used as main CK study material- 3/5 because of that. Otherwise it’s well written, has great exam tips, and good in-chapter questions. I used it as pre-rotation reading to get the main gist of the material (along with OME videos). By the time CK rolled around, it wasn’t of much use.
⭐ I waited for the new edition however I think it was worth to wait!:)
⭐ will update this later but it seems to have more of the high yield info in better order than Step 2 CK from first aid. The information flows better and is more logically oriented. will add more later for full review
⭐ Comprehensive book with very easy to learn bullet points and enjoyable format. For usmle step 2, I recommend you get the step 3 book as well because this won’t be enough unless you supplement with u worldFor medical school clerkships, this is a lifesaver, well at least it was for me!
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