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.
Shipped prior to the release of the Step 2 CK Video Series. (See below)
Step 2 CK Video Series
May 1, 2015
What’s Included Clerkship Crash Cart
The Clerkship Crash Cart is a new component of the 2015 Doctors In Training Step 2 CK Review Course. It is designed to improve your knowledge for your clerkships, shelf exams as well as your USMLE Step 2 CK exam.
Unlimited access to 350 clinically-oriented, open-ended study questions
Downloadable PDF format arranged by the core third year rotations including Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Psychiatry, and Surgery
Concise Video Answers by Doctors In Training’s licensed physician educators provided with each question set
Step 2 CK video series
45 days of unlimited access begins when you click “Click to Start” on your dashboard to approximately 55 hours of videos covering the topics you need to know for the USMLE Step 2 CK
Step 2 CK Video Series Study Guide – corresponds to the videos and is packed full of high-yield questions, Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, third edition page references, notes, diagrams, study hints and quizzes
The Step 2 CK Review Course references the Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, third edition (sold separately). This edition is available from Wolters Kluwer Health. The Doctors In Training Chief Educators, Brian Jenkins, MD, Mike McInnis, MD, and Chris Lewis, MD, are editors of this edition. See the Wolters Kluwer Health site for more details here.
The course contains more than 700 images, illustrations, charts, interactive whiteboard instruction, graphs, animations, and pathology slides, plus more than 100 Right Brain Bonuses.
The 2014 Step 2 CK course study guide will be mailed within 48 business hours of purchase. The 2015 course study guide will be mailed prior to the release of the 2015 Step 2 CK Video Series.
The 2015 Step 2 CK Course will be released May 1, 2015.
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 1.0x or 1.5x real time on Mac, and PC devices and most mobile and tablet devices.
If additional time is needed One-week course extensions can be purchased here. If you need to pause your subscription for any reason, you must purchase a one-week extension.
* 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.
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 2014 Step 2 CK Review Course is divided into 169 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 13, 15, 17, 21, 28, 34 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 *
No. of Videos / Day
Video Runtime / Day
Approx. 4.5 hours
Approx. 4 hours
Approx. 3.5 hours
Approx. 3 hours
Approx. 2 hours
Approx. 1.5 hours
Please note: *Does not include study breaks or time spent annotating and answering questions.
*This table corresponds to the 2014 Step 2 CK Review Course.
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.
Using a Question Bank
DIT believes Qbanks are a highly effective tool for students when preparing for Step 2 CK. Our physicians and 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 CK 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.
Make a Qbank schedule that works for you and stick with it.
“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
The Step 2 CK Video Series references the Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, third edition (sold separately). The Doctors In Training Chief Educators, Brian Jenkins, MD; Mike McInnis, MD and Chris Lewis, MD are editors of Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, third edition. Visit the Wolters Kluwer Health website for more details.
We recommend you Click to Start the Video Series 45 days prior to your scheduled exam date, completing your full pass approximately 5 to 7 days prior to your Step 2 CK exam. Individual usage will vary based on unique learning needs and schedules.
The Study Guide that accompanies the Video Series provides you with study questions, Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, third edition page references, notes, diagrams, study hints and quizzes to reinforce learned material. It is shipped to you based on when you purchase in relation to the Video Series release date of the course year that you select.
If you purchase the course prior to the May release date of the Video Series, the Study Guide will arrive in late April.
If you purchase the course after the May release date of the Video Series, the Study Guide will be shipped to you within days purchase.
*FedEx does not deliver on Sundays or national holidays, so please plan accordingly when you choose your shipping method.
2015 Step 2 CK Review Course: You may start immediately on the Clerkship Crash Cart questions. The Study Guide is shipped to you prior to the May 1, 2015 release date of the Step 2 CK Video Series.
2014 Step 2 CK Review Course: You may start immediately on both components (the Clerkship Crash Cart and the Video Series) of the course.
Please allow 24-48 business hours to process your order. If you purchase 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).
In order for you to purchase today, start the course today and get your Study Guide as soon as possible, you MUST select the FedEx Priority or First Overnight shipping option. If you plan to start the course immediately, please contact our Customer Service Department to help expedite your course material.