Crush Step 3 CCS PDF – The Ultimate USMLE Step 3 CCS Review
The Computer-based Case Simulation (CCS) portion of USMLE Step 3 comprises 12 interactive cases over 4 hours designed to evaluate your approach to patient management. This book was created to provide a high-yield, rapid, comprehensive review for the CCS cases.
Studying for the CCS portion of Step 3 presents some unique challenges from studying for the multiple-choice question (MCQ) portion. Most important, understanding the USMLE CCS Primum® software is essential to performing well. As soon as you decide to take Step 3, download the Primum® CCS software from the official www.usmle.org website under “Practice Materials.” An in-depth review of the software is provided in this book. Practice the six cases that are supplied by the USMLE and get a good feel for how to place orders, what orders are available, how to manage the clock, how to transfer patients, and all the various features of the software. Practice the sample cases multiple times and see how the software responds to performing correct actions and performing incorrect actions. Once you are comfortable with the software, you can really start using this book and studying for the exam.
This book incorporates the concept of bidirectional learning, which emphasizes relationship building and associative memories. Each CCS case is presented on two pages. The first page shows a brief sample case presentation with relevant information presented in a format similar to the actual exam. The second page presents a review of the disease entity with a focus on diagnosis, management, and important points in the CCS matrix. Each case can be studied beginning from the first page or the second page.
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