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USMLE Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple USMLE Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple ***2012***
This is my favorite Step 2 book. Over 1,000 quick questions to review high-yield topics. Fast and effective! You can view sample pages, the table of contents and student's comments here.

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         Other Popular USMLE Step 2 Books

USMLE Step-2CK (A&L) First Aid *** 2012 ***
Very much improved over previous editions. A bit too long for my taste, that's why I wrote my own book ;-) Still, very popular with many students!

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USMLE Step 2 (A&L) Crush the Boards: Ultimate USMLE Step 2 Review
Similar in content to the First Aid, but different presentation. Makes you think about the clinical cases more. Highly recommended!

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USMLE Step 2 (NMS) NMS Review for the USMLE Step 2
Five simulated USMLE Step 2 exams. Comes most close to the "real USMLE" in style. Excellent and a must for all IMGs who ought to practice as many multiple choice questions as possible !

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Cecil Essentials of Medicine Cecil Essentials of Medicine
This is the "Little Cecil". It's now over 1,000 pages, but still fast and easy to read, relatively speaking.... In my opinion, the very best choice for a systematic review of Internal Medicine.

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Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics
This is the "Little Rudolph". It's over 800 pages, a bit too big for my taste, but you can easily focus on selected chapters. A very well written text that will stick in your memory !

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Obstetrics & Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology (NMS Series)
This is my favourite book from the entire NMS series. Easy to read, short chapters. Certainly NOT enough for Residency training, but it covers everything you need to know for the USMLE Step 2 exam. Trust me !!!

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DSM V Diagnostic criteria from DSM-V
This is the brand new DSM-V that replaces the previous Diagnostic Criteria. Not as comprehensive as the big DSM-V reference, but more than enough to ace the USMLE Step 2. You need to know the criteria and apply them to real cases.

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DSM V Clinical Cases DSM-V Clinical Cases
A great book with real life case vignettes. If you have trouble applying the diagnostic criteria to real cases, this book will help you. It brings the DSM to life and is an important topic on the USMLE.

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Looking for a REALLY concise Step 2 review??? Look no further: the new "Blueprints" series is what you want. Brief discussions of diseases, presentation, differential diagnosis and treatment. These books work extremely well in conjunction with my "Medical Boards Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple" book. Highly recommended!

Blueprints in Medicine Blueprints in Medicine
448 pages of highly relevant material.

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Blueprints in Surgery Blueprints in Surgery
320 pages of highly relevant material.

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Blueprints in Pediatrics Blueprints in Pediatrics
416 pages of highly relevant material. Online case studies!

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Blueprints in Obstetrics & Gynecology Blueprints in Obstetrics & Gynecology
432 pages of highly relevant material. Online case studies!

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Blueprints in Psychiatry Blueprints in Psychiatry
176 pages of highly relevant material. Online case studies!

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        Books of special interest to IMGs

First Aid for the IMG First Aid for the International Medical Graduate
Insider advice from IMGs for IMGs.

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Clinical Skills Assessment Mastering the USMLE Step 2CS
The USMLE Step2 CS for international medical graduates has always been a bit of a mystery. How do I approach the Standardized Patient? How do I study for this examination? How much time do I have with each patient? How will I be graded? How can I improve my performance?

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Getting into a Residency K.V. Iserson: Getting into a Residency *** 2013 ***
Getting Into A Residency is packed with tips and practical "things to do". Numerous charts illustrate the specialty selection process, and the "Must/Want" Analysis provides a way to rank residency program selections.

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