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The primary purpose of this book is to coach you in the precise sequence through time to manage the computerized case simulation (CCS) portion of the step 3 exam, specifically for questions pertaining to the specialty of Surgery. You will find directions on moving the clock forward in time and the specific sequence in which each test or treatment should be done in managing a patient. This will cover the order in which to give treatments, order tests, and how to respond to test results. All CCS-related instructions appear in RED TYPE.
If you have never seen a particular case, this book is especially for you. It never has statements about “using your judgment” because you basically do not have any in these areas. We have made a cookbook that says “Do this, do that, do this.” We do not consider the term “cookbook” to be inappropriate in this case.
You need to learn the basics of surgery. Less than ten percent of physicians are in this specialty, but the other 90% need to have at least a working knowledge of it.
This book will prepare you for multiple-choice questions, which comprise the majority of the exam, as well as the computerized clinical case simulations and the new basic science foundations that have just been added to the exam.
USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Part 3 is the last phase in getting your license. Most of you are in
residency and have no time to study. Here is how to best use this book.
First read about the disease or subspecialty in any standard text book. We personally suggest either Master the Boards Step 3 book (Conrad Fischer) or the Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment book.
The cases in this book are meant to enhance your understanding of the subject. All initial case presentations and their continuing scenarios appear in yellow boxes. There are also hundreds of new multiple-choice questions that are not in anyone’s Q bank.
Every single case has related basic science foundations (which appear in blue boxes), so you will get a solid grasp of these simply by following along in the case. You do not have to consult any of your old step 1 books or basic science texts. The basic science correlates should be painless. You need not search for extra information. Just learn what we have selected in these chapters.
We always wanted to write something specifically for CCS. This is it. Because new test changes are frightening and the basic science questions are new for step 3, we made one book to cover both the simulations and the basic science.
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