USMLE Step 2 CK

USMLE Step 2 CK Review Course

$799

Doctors In Training can help you reach your peak potential on the USMLE Step 2 CK by providing a structured yet flexible approach for Step 2 CK preparation as well as guide you through the high-yield information you need to know.

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What course year to choose?

Your Test Date Course Year to Choose
Before June 1, 2014 2013
After June 1, 2014 2014

2014 Step 2 CK Release Schedule:

Step 2 Study Guide
Shipped prior to the release of Step 2 Video series (See below)
Step 2 Video Series May 1, 2014

 

What’s Included

  • 45 days of unlimited access to approximately 55-60  hours of videos covering the topics you need to know for the USMLE Step 2 CK
  • Course study guide – corresponds to the videos and is packed full of high-yield questions, Step-Up page references, notes, diagrams, study hints and quizzes

Course Details

  • 45 days of unlimited access begins when you click “Click to Start” on your dashboard.
  • The Step 2 CK Review Course references the Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, third edition (sold separately). The new edition is available from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins . The Doctor In Training Chief Educators, Brian Jenkins, MD, Mike McInnis, MD, and Chris Lewis, MD, are editors of the new edition. See the Lippincott site for more details here.
  • The course contains more than 500 images, illustrations, charts, graphs, animations, and pathology slides, plus more than 50 Right Brain Bonuses.
  • The 2013 Step 2 CK course study guide will be mailed within 48 business hours of purchase. The 2014 course study guide will be mailed prior to the release of the 2014 Step 2 CK course.
  • The 2014 Step 2 Course will be released May 1, 2014.

Online Access Details

  • After your purchase, you will receive login credentials via email as well as access to your personalized dashboard. On your dashboard, you can view the videos when they become available. Existing customers will use their normal login.
  • Videos are recorded in HD* and can be viewed on most Mac or Windows computers with compatible browsers** as well as most iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad models and most Android*** phones and tablets.
  • Videos can be viewed at 1x or 1.5x real time on Mac or PC devices and at real time on mobile devices.
  • One-week course extensions can be purchased here if additional time is needed. If you need to pause your subscription for any reason, you must purchase a one-week extension.

Our Customer Service Team is available to assist you. Call 817-870-2730 to speak with a Customers Service Specialist M-F from 8:30am to 6:00pm CST. You can also email [email protected], or chat live by using the chat feature on the side of your screen.

* Videos are recorded in full HD and streamed to your device using device required resolutions
** We recommend the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
*** Some Android models that include both HTML5 and Flash may have difficulty viewing the videos.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I sign up for the Doctors In Training USMLE Step 2 CK Review Course?

  • Your Step 2 CK score is important:
    • Increasing averages: Residencies are becoming more and more competitive, and according to the 2012 NRMP Program Director Survey, your Step 2 CK score is one of the top determining factors to be selected for an interview
    • Competition: More US medical schools are being created each year with the number of residency spots staying the same
    • Show Improvement: If you did not do as well as you wanted on the USMLE Step 1, this is your chance to show residency programs you have improved
  • Studying for Step 2 is an important part of your medical education:
    • Pulls it all together: Brings together everything you have learned in your rotations
    • Internship Prep: You will feel like you are really ready for your internship if you prepare well for this exam
    • Reduce real-life mistakes: Once you start your internship, your mistakes will actually be negatively affecting your patients
  • We provide structure for your studies – you don’t want to spend 3-5 weeks studying for this test without external motivation
  • We identify high-yield topics so you know where to focus your Step 2 CK studies
  • Our Student Advising Team is available to help you during your studies for an additional fee
  • The Doctors In Training Step 2 CK Review Course is not only a great value but a lower cost than other comparable Step 2 CK review courses

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What is the Doctors In Training Step 2 CK Review Course?

An online review course available for any student preparing to take the USMLE Step 2 CK. See more detail here.

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How do you recommend I utilize the Step 2 CK Review Course?

We know that your third year in medical school is busy with rotations and other commitments, so this should be modified to work with your schedule, but we generally recommend the following:

Prior to starting the Doctors In Training Step 2 CK Review Course (optional):

  • Read through Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, 3rd edition
  • Work through Qbank questions

Within 4 to 5 weeks of the exam:

  • 5 hours/day of DIT Step 2 CK Course videos
  • Answer 44 question=approximately 1 hour per day
  • Review 44 questions=approximately 2-3 hours per day

This general plan works great for most students. If you know that you need additional structure for your Step 2 CK studies, make an appointment with an advisor on our Student Advising Team, and they can create a detailed study calendar for you.

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What is the cost of the Step 2 CK Review Course? How can I sign up?

The total cost of the course is $799 (not including tax & shipping).

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How soon can I get started?

You may start immediately. The 2013 USMLE Step 2 CK Review course was released on May 1, 2013. If you are taking your exam after June 1, 2014 you should choose the 2014 course.

Please be aware that in order to purchase today, start today, and get your study guide in a timely manner, you MUST also ship your book using FedEx Priority or First Overnight. Unless you call our Customer Service Specialists as referenced above, it takes up to 2 business days for us to process your order. That means that in most cases, if you order before 4PM CST, your study guide can arrive in as little as 3 business days (depending on the shipping method that you choose at checkout).

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Should I use a Qbank?

Doctors In Training believes Qbanks are a highly effective tool for students when preparing for Step 2 CK. Our physicians and student advising team recommend completing a Qbank with approximately 2,000 questions.

Here are a few additional Qbank tips:

  • Studying the explanations to the questions is an essential component of your preparation; so do not make the mistake of just doing the questions.
  • Make a Qbank schedule that works for you and stick with it. If you would like to work with one of the advisors on our Student Advising Team to create a customized Study Calendar.
  • Most Qbanks for Step 2 are created in a way that allow you to take your practice quizzes in subject mode or mixed mode. Our advising team recommends doing your Qbanks in timed, mixed mode and to complete the entire Qbank before taking your board exam.

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What is the refund policy?

Click Here for the full refund policy

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How does the online access work?

  • When you create an account on our website you will be sent an email with a secure link to set your password and login to be used when accessing your courses
  • The online videos are viewable over a 45-day period on a computer that you own or control
  • You will be able to view each video an unlimited number of times during your 45 day unlimited access period
  • One-week course extensions can be purchased if additional time is needed. See more information here

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Student Testimonials

“This course was amazing. It was designed to enhance true memorization rather than cramming. I would know answers to questions before I read the options! I passed because of you guys!”
- Duke University, Class of 2013

“It was extremely positive. I couldn’t have done well on Step 2 without you guys. You also gave me an excellent foundation of knowledge which will help me in residency. This course was not just a short-term to stunt to achieving a good score on an exam. It will no doubt yield long-term dividends for my medical knowledge”
- Drexel, Class of 2013

“I loved it! I am so thrilled with my score and I attribute all of it to the preparation I got from Doctors in Training. It kept me motivated on days that I felt like I just couldn’t study any more. Everyone should do the DIT course in preparation for Steps 1 and 2!”
- Wake Forest School of Medicine, Class of 2012


USMLE Step 2 CK Video Topics

Click here to view the 2013 videos in the recommended course viewing order

Click here to view the 2014 Step 2 CK recommended course viewing order

Cardiovascular

Cardiology Basics
-Normal Cardiac Function
-Electrocardiograms
Atherosclerosis
-Atherosclerosis
-Hypercholesterolemia
Angina
-Stable Angina
-Unstable Angina
Myocardial Infarction
Arrhythmias
Heart Failure
-Heart Physiology
-Systolic vs. Diastolic Failure
-CHF
Endocardium, Myocardium, and Pericardium
-Valvular Diseases
-Cardiomyopathies
-Pericardial Disease
Myocardial Infections
-Myocarditis
-Rheumatic Heart Disease
-Endocarditis
Hypertension
-Essential HTN
-Antihypertensive Drugs
-Secondary HTN
-HTN Emergencies
-Shock
Vascular Diseases
-Aortic Diseases
-Arterial Conditions
-Venous Conditions
-Vasculitis
Pedi Cardiology
-Fetal Circulation
-Congenital Heart Disease

Dermatology

Infections
-Cellulitis/Abscesses
-Necrotizing Fasciitis
-Gangrene
-Impetigo
-Acne
-HSV
-Varicella
-Warts
-Molluscum Contagiosum
-Fungal Infections
-Arthropods
Inflammatory Skin Conditions
Bullous Diseases and Neoplasms
-Bullous Diseases
-Neoplasms
Plastics, Pigmentation, and Hair Loss
-Plastic Surgery
-Pigmentation Disorders
-Hair Loss

Endocrinology

Diabetes
-Type 1 Diabetes
-Hypoglycemia
-Insuline Therapy
-Type 2 Diabetes

Complications of Diabetes
-DKA
-Complications of Diabetes

Thyroid Disorders
-Hyperthyroidism
-Hypothyroidism
-Cretinism
-Thyroid Neoplasms

Parathyroid Disorders
-Parathyroid Function
-Hyperparathyroidism
-Hypoparathyroidism

Pituitary Disorders
-Hyperprolactinemia
-Acromegaly
-Hypopituitarism

Adrenal Disorders
-Cushing Syndrome
-Hyperaldosteronism
-Adrenal Insufficiency

Epidemiology and Ethics

Research Studies
-Study Designs
-Bias

Biostatistics
Ethics

ER, ICU, Surgery

Accidents and Injuries
-Burns
-Drowning
-Choking
-Heat Emergencies
-Hypothermia
-Bites and Stings

Toxicology
-General Principles
-Poisoning-Drugs
-Industrial Chemicals
-Metals
-Carbon Monoxide

Cardiovascular Emergencies
-ACLS
Critical Care
-ICU Basics
-Transfusions
-Vasoactive Medications

Trauma
-Trauma Assessment
-Head
-Spinal Cord
-Neck
-Chest
-Abdomen/Pelvis
-Abuse and Sexual Assault

Pre-Op and Post-Op Issues
-Pre-Op Assessment
-Post-Op Fever
-Wounds and Healing

Surgical Emergencies and Transplantation
-Surgical Emergencies
-Transplantation
-Immunosuppressants

Gastroenterology

Infections
-Gasteroenteritis
-Parasites/Protozoa
-Viral Hepatitis

Oral and Esophageal Conditions
-Salivary Gland Disorders
-Dysphagia
-Esophageal Pathology

Gastric Conditions
-Hiatal Hernia
-Gastritis/PUD
-Gastric Cancer
-Surgical Therapy of Obesity

Small Intestine
-Malabsorption
-Diarrheal Illnesses
-Irritable Bowel Syndrome
-Inflammatory Bowel Disease
-Bowel Obstruction

Large Intestine
-Ischemic Colitis
-Appendicitis
-Ileus
-Volvulus
-Diverticular Diseases
-Rectal Conditions
-Carcinoid Tumor

Colorectal Cancer and GI Bleeding
-Colerectal Cancer
-GI Bleeding

Pancreatic Disorders
-Pancreatitis
-Pancreatic Cancer

Biliary Diseases
Hepatic Diseases
Pedi GI Disorders

Genitourinary

Normal Renal Function
-Renal Physiology
-Diuretics

Disorders of the Kidney
-Pyelonephritis
-Nephrolithiasis
-Hematuria
-Hydronephrosis
-Polycystic Kidney Disease
-Renal Cell Carcinoma
-Interstitial Nephropathy

Glomerular Disease
-Nephritic Syndromes
-Nephrotic Syndromes
-Urinary Casts

Renal Failure
-Acute Renal Failure
-Chronic Renal Failure
-Dialysis

Acid-Base Disorders
-Acid-Base Physiology
-Acid-Base Disturbances

Electrolyte Disorders
-Sodium
-Potassium
-Calcium

Bladder and Ureteral Disorders
-UTI
-Bladder Cancer
-Urinary Incontinence

Male Reproduction
-Urethritis
-Prostate Disorders
-Testicular Disorders

Pedi Urology

Gynecology

Menstrual Physiology
-GYN Development
-Precocious Puberty
-Menstrual Cycle

Menopause
-Menopause
-HRT

Contraception and Amenorrhea
-Contraception
-Arnenorrhea

Menstrual Disorders
Gynecological Infections and STDs
-Gynecologic Infections
-STDs
-Pelvic Prolapse

Gynecologic Neoplasms
-Uterine/Vaginal Neoplasms
-Ovarian Neoplasms

Disorders of the Breast
-Benign Breast Disease
-Breast Cancer

Hematology/Oncology

Anemia
-RBC Physiology
-Hemolytic Anemia
-Iron Deficiency
-Lead Poisoning
-Folate/B12 Deficiency
-AOCD
-Aplastic Anemia

Genetic Disorders of Hemoglobin
-Siderobastic Anemia
-Thalassemia
-Sickle Cell Disease

Leukocyte Disorders and Hypersensitivity
-Leukocyte Disorders
-Hypersensitivity Reactions
-Anaphylaxis

Clotting Disorders
-Platelet Disorders
-Thrombocytopenia
-Coagulopathies
-Hypercoagulable States

Hematologic Infections
-Sepsis
-Malaria
-Mononucleosis

HIV
-Presentation
-Complications
-Treatment

Hematologic Neoplasms
-Multiple Myeloma
-Lymphoma
-Leukemia

Oncologic Therapy and Pedi H/O
-Oncologic Therapy
-Pediatric Heme/Onc

Musculoskeletal

Orthopedics
-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Dislocations
-Fractures
-Sprains
-Ligament Tears
-Meniscus Tears
-Compartment Syndrome
-Spine

Metabolic Bone Diseases
-Osteoporosis
-Gout
-Pseudogout
-Other Bone Disorders

Infections, OA, and Neoplasms
-Infections
-Osteoarthritis
-Neoplasms

RA and Lupus
-Rheumatoid Arthritis
-SLE

Other Rheumatologic Diseases
Pedi Ortho

Neurology

Normal Neuro Function
-Course Intro
-Cerebral Vasculature
-Neurological Organization

Meningitis
-Bacterial Meningitis
-Viral Meningitis

Encephalitis
-Encephalitis
-Other Neuro Infections

Headache
-Primary Headache Disorders
-Other Causes of Headache

TIA and Stroke
-Tia
-Stroke

Hemorrhagic Diseases
-Hemorrhages
-Hematomas
-Aphasias
-Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Seizures
-Types of Seizures
-Treatment of Seizures
-Status Epilepticus

Degenerative Disorders
-Parkinson Disease
-ALS
-Huntington Disease
-Dementia
-Multiple Sclerosis
-Syringomyelia

Peripheral Disorders
Neoplasms and Sleep
-Neoplasms
-Sleep

Loss of Consciousness
-Syncope
-Coma

Pedi Neuro
Opthalmology
-Normal Eye Function
-Eye Inflammation
-Cataracts
-Glaucoma
-Other Eye Disorders

Audiovestibular Disorders
-Infections
-Vertigo
-Other Ear Disorders

Obstetrics

Normal Pregnancy
-Normal Pregnancy
-Prenatal Care
-Prenatal Visits

Medical Complications
-Gestational Diabetes
-Preeclampsia/Eclampsia
-Asthma
-Nausea/Vomiting
-DVT
-UTIs
-Maternal Drug Use

Other Pregnancy Complications
-Congenital Infections
-Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Obstetric Complications
-Ectopic Pregnancy
-Spontaneous Absorption
-Intrauterine Fetal Demise
-IUGR
-Oligo-/Polyhydramnios
-PROM
-Preterm Labor
-Placenta Previa
-Abruptio Placenta
-Multiple Gestation
-Infertility

Labor and Delivery
-Assessment of Fetus
-Stages of Labor
-Induction of Labor
-Malpresentation
-Caesarean Section
-Postpartum Care

Pediatrics

Development
-Physical Growth
-Developmental Milestones
-Health Maintenance

Infancy to Adolescence
-Neonates
-Infants
-Adolescence

Infections and Immune Disorders
-Pediatric Rash
-Other Pediatric Infections
-Immune Disorders

Genetic Disorders
-Genetic Disorders
-Congenital Malformations

Preventive Medicine
-Preventative Medicine
-Vitamins

Psychiatry

Depression
-Psychiatric Evaluation
-Depression
-Dysthymic Disorder

Antidepressants
Other Mood Disorders
-Bipolar Disorder
-Anxiety

Psychotic Disorders
-Schizophrenia
-Other Psychotic Disorders
-Antipychotic Drugs

Personality Disorders
Substance Abuse
-Alcohol
-Other Durgs of Abuse

Other Psych Disorders
-Eating Disorders
-Somatoform Disorders
-Factitious Disorders

Delirium and Dementia
-Delirium
-Dementia

Pedi Psych

Pulmonology

PFTs and URIs
-Measures of Pulmonary Function
-URI

Lower Respiratory Infections
-Bronchitis
-Pneumonia
-Tuberculosis

ARDs and Obstructive Airway Diseases
-ARDS
-Asthma
-COPD

Neoplasms and Interstitial Lung Disease
-Neoplasms
-Interstitial Lung Disease

Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
-PE
-Pulmonary HTN
-Pulmonary Edema

Pleural Diseases and Sleep Apnea
-Pleural Diseases
-Sleep Apnea
-Pulmonary Surgical Concerns

Pedi Pulmonology
-Infections
-Neonatal RDS
-Cystic Fibrosis

 


General Recommendations for Course Usage

Suggestions while still in your classes/rotations (optional)

  • Read through Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, 3rd edition.
  • Work through Qbank questions.

How to Use the Course Videos and Study Guide

  • The The 2013 Step 2 CK Review Course is divided into 166 videos that average 20 minutes in length for greater retention and maximum flexibility.
  • We recommend that you begin our course approximately 6-7 weeks from your scheduled exam date, although we realize that schedules may vary depending on your specific course work and/or rotations.
  • The course comes with 45 days of unlimited access.  Below, you will see examples of 10, 13, 16, 21, 26, 44 day plans, depending on your specific study plan.
  • Further, we recommend that you view the videos in the order that they are provided as the quizzes have been carefully placed to maximize retention; however, you may view the videos in any order you please.

Course Viewing Options

43-44 day course 4 Videos/day
26-day course 6 videos/day
21-day course 8 videos/day
16-day course 10 videos/day
13-day course 13 videos/day
10-day course 17 videos/day

*Does not include study breaks or time spent annotating and answering questions.

This general plan works well for many students. If you know that you need additional structure for your Step 2 CK studies, our Advising Team offers many different services to help you achieve your peak potential.  Our experienced advisors can work around your rotation schedule to assist in optimum results.

Additional Recommendations:

Using a Question Bank

DIT believes Qbanks are a highly effective tool for students when preparing for Step 2 CK. Our physicians and Student Advising Team recommend completing a Qbank with approximately 2,000 questions.

  • 44 QBank Questions a day (1 hour/day)
  • Review 44 questions (2-3 hours/day)

Additional Qbank tips

  • Studying the explanations to the questions is an essential component of your preparation; so do not make the mistake of just doing the questions.
  • Most Qbanks for Step 2 are created in a way that allow you to take your practice quizzes in subject mode or mixed mode. Our Student Advising Team recommends doing your Qbanks in timed, mixed mode and to complete the entire Qbank before taking your board exam.
  • Make a Qbank schedule that works for you and stick with it.

 


USMLE Step 2 CK Review Sample Video

Neurology 6 – Hemorrhage

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