USMLE Step 2 CK Review Course


The Doctors in Training USMLE Step 2 CK Review Course is here to help you achieve your best score on your USMLE Step 2 CK exam. A supplemental study guide correlates with over 60 hours of high-yield online video instruction.

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USMLE Step 2 CK Review Course Overview Video

2020 Step 2 CK Release Schedule:

Clerkship Crash Cart
Available until July 31, 2021
Step 2 CK Study Guide
Shipped within 2 business days
Step 2 CK Video Series Available until July 31, 2021

What's Included?

Clerkship Crash Cart

  • Over 500 clinically oriented, open-ended study questions with concise video answers provided by licensed physician educators
  • These questions improve your knowledge for your clerkships, shelf exams, and USMLE Step 2 CK exam
  • Questions sets are available as downloadable PDFs, arranged by the core third-year rotations including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Psychiatry, and Surgery
  • Unlimited access from the time of purchase through your exam date and third-year rotations1

Step 2 CK Video Series

  • 50-55 hours of video taught by licensed MD educators (each video is approximately 20 minutes)
  • Contains more than 500 images, illustrations, charts, interactive whiteboard instruction, graphs, animations, pathology slides and 39 Right Brain Bonuses
  • Focused, high-yield Video Series organized to build critical knowledge relationships
  • The Step 2 CK Study Guide corresponds to the Video Series and contains high-yield questions, notes, diagrams, study hints, and quizzes.
  • The 2020 Step 2 CK Course provides convenient page references to Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, Fourth Edition, Step-Up to Medicine, Third Edition and Step-Up to Medicine, Fourth Edition.
  • Access to online videos until July 31, 2021

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.

If you have any questions, get in touch with us using our Contact Us page.

* 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.
1 Notwithstanding any other term or provision contained in the Terms of Use or on the site, access to the Step 2 CK course and all of its components shall expire and terminate at 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2021.

Course Usage Recommendations

How to Use the Clerkship Crash Cart

The Crash Cart is flexible, recognizing that students’ needs vary from school to school and rotation to rotation. You can utilize this component of the course in a number of different ways including:

  • Divide the applicable questions by the actual number of weeks you’ll spend on a given rotation, and work through that many questions per week.
  • Print out all of the PDFs for a given rotation and identify questions that fit your rotation experiences
  • Work through all of the questions for a given rotation over a single weekend

The Crash Cart has unlimited access, so there may be other options that work best with your schedule and study needs.

How to Use the Video Series and Study Guide

  • The Step 2 CK Video Series is comprised of 181 videos that average 20 minutes in length for greater retention and maximum flexibility.
  • We recommend you Click to Start the Video Series approximately 6-9 weeks from your scheduled exam date, although we realize that schedules may vary depending on your specific course work and/or rotations.
  • The Video Series includes 60 days of access. Below, you will see examples of 12, 15, 18, 20, 26, 36, 45 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 *

Plan No. of Videos / Day Video Runtime / Day
12-day plan 15 Approx. 5 hours
15-day plan 12 Approx. 4 hours
18-day plan 10 Approx. 3 hours
20-day plan 9 Approx. 3 hours
26-day plan 7 Approx. 2.5 hours
36-day plan 5 Approx. 1.5 hours
45-day plan 4 Approx. 1.5 hours

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

Suggestions while still in classes

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

USMLE Step 2 CK Video Topics

2020 Clerkship Crash Cart Topics

Rotation # of Questions # of Sets
Family Medicine 80 Questions 8 sets of 10 Questions
Psychiatry 80 Questions 8 sets of 10 Questions
Pediatrics 80 Questions 8 sets of 10 Questions
Obstetrics/Gynecology 80 Questions 8 sets of 10 Questions
Internal Medicine 100 Questions 10 sets of 10 Questions
Dermatology/Emergency Medicine/ Neurology/Ophthalmology 50 Questions 5 sets of 10 Questions
Surgery 80 Questions 8 sets of 10 Questions


Cardiology Basics

-Normal Cardiac Function






-Stable Angina

-Unstable Angina

Myocardial Infarction


Heart Failure

-Heart Physiology

-Systolic vs. Diastolic Failure


Endocardium, Myocardium, and Pericardium

-Valvular Diseases


-Pericardial Disease

Myocardial Infections


-Rheumatic Heart Disease



-Essential HTN

-Antihypertensive Drugs

-Secondary HTN

-HTN Emergencies


Vascular Diseases

-Aortic Diseases

-Arterial Conditions

-Venous Conditions


Pedi Cardiology

-Fetal Circulation

-Congenital Heart Disease




-Necrotizing Fasciitis







-Molluscum Contagiosum

-Fungal Infections


Inflammatory Skin Conditions

Bullous Diseases and Neoplasms

-Bullous Diseases


Plastics, Pigmentation, and Hair Loss

-Plastic Surgery

-Pigmentation Disorders

-Hair Loss



-Type 1 Diabetes


-Insuline Therapy

-Type 2 Diabetes

Complications of Diabetes


-Complications of Diabetes

Thyroid Disorders




-Thyroid Neoplasms

Parathyroid Disorders

-Parathyroid Function



Pituitary Disorders




Adrenal Disorders

-Cushing Syndrome


-Adrenal Insufficiency

Epidemiology and Ethics


Research Studies

-Study Designs



ER, ICU, Surgery

Accidents and Injuries




-Heat Emergencies


-Bites and Stings


-General Principles


-Industrial Chemicals


-Carbon Monoxide

Cardiovascular Emergencies


Critical Care

-ICU Basics


-Vasoactive Medications


-Trauma Assessment


-Spinal Cord




-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







-Viral Hepatitis

Oral and Esophageal Conditions

-Salivary Gland Disorders


-Esophageal Pathology

Gastric Conditions

-Hiatal Hernia


-Gastric Cancer

-Surgical Therapy of Obesity

Small Intestine


-Diarrheal Illnesses

-Irritable Bowel Syndrome

-Inflammatory Bowel Disease

-Bowel Obstruction

Large Intestine

-Ischemic Colitis




-Diverticular Diseases

-Rectal Conditions

-Carcinoid Tumor

Colorectal Cancer and GI Bleeding

-Colorectal Cancer

-GI Bleeding

Pancreatic Disorders


-Pancreatic Cancer

Biliary Diseases

Hepatic Diseases

Pedi GI Disorders


Normal Renal Function

-Renal Physiology


Disorders of the Kidney





-Polycystic Kidney Disease

-Renal Cell Carcinoma

-Interstitial Nephropathy

Glomerular Disease

-Nephritic Syndromes

-Nephrotic Syndromes

-Urinary Casts

Renal Failure

-Acute Renal Failure

-Chronic Renal Failure


Acid-Base Disorders

-Acid-Base Physiology

-Acid-Base Disturbances

Electrolyte Disorders




Bladder and Ureteral Disorders


-Bladder Cancer

-Urinary Incontinence

Male Reproduction


-Prostate Disorders

-Testicular Disorders

Pedi Urology


Menstrual Physiology

-GYN Development

-Precocious Puberty

-Menstrual Cycle




Contraception and Amenorrhea



Menstrual Disorders

Gynecological Infections and STDs

-Gynecologic Infections


-Pelvic Prolapse

Gynecologic Neoplasms

-Uterine/Vaginal Neoplasms

-Ovarian Neoplasms

Disorders of the Breast

-Benign Breast Disease

-Breast Cancer



-RBC Physiology

-Hemolytic Anemia

-Iron Deficiency

-Lead Poisoning

-Folate/B12 Deficiency


-Aplastic Anemia

Genetic Disorders of Hemoglobin

-Siderobastic Anemia


-Sickle Cell Disease

Leukocyte Disorders and Hypersensitivity

-Leukocyte Disorders

-Hypersensitivity Reactions


Clotting Disorders

-Platelet Disorders



-Hypercoagulable States

Hematologic Infections








Hematologic Neoplasms

-Multiple Myeloma



Oncologic Therapy and Pedi H/O

-Oncologic Therapy

-Pediatric Heme/Onc



-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome




-Ligament Tears

-Meniscus Tears

-Compartment Syndrome


Metabolic Bone Diseases




-Other Bone Disorders

Infections, OA, and Neoplasms




RA and Lupus

-Rheumatoid Arthritis


Other Rheumatologic Diseases

Pedi Ortho


Normal Neuro Function

-Course Intro

-Cerebral Vasculature

-Neurological Organization


-Bacterial Meningitis

-Viral Meningitis



-Other Neuro Infections


-Primary Headache Disorders

-Other Causes of Headache

TIA and Stroke



Hemorrhagic Diseases




-Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus


-Types of Seizures

-Treatment of Seizures

-Status Epilepticus

Degenerative Disorders

-Parkinson Disease


-Huntington Disease


-Multiple Sclerosis


Peripheral Disorders

Neoplasms and Sleep



Loss of Consciousness



Pedi Neuro


-Normal Eye Function

-Eye Inflammation



-Other Eye Disorders

Audiovestibular Disorders



-Other Ear Disorders


Normal Pregnancy

-Normal Pregnancy

-Prenatal Care

-Prenatal Visits

Medical Complications

-Gestational Diabetes






-Maternal Drug Use

Other Pregnancy Complications

-Congenital Infections

-Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Obstetric Complications

-Ectopic Pregnancy

-Spontaneous Absorption

-Intrauterine Fetal Demise




-Preterm Labor

-Placenta Previa

-Abruptio Placenta

-Multiple Gestation


Labor and Delivery

-Assessment of Fetus

-Stages of Labor

-Induction of Labor


-Caesarean Section

-Postpartum Care



-Physical Growth

-Developmental Milestones

-Health Maintenance

Infancy to Adolescence




Infections and Immune Disorders

-Pediatric Rash

-Other Pediatric Infections

-Immune Disorders

Genetic Disorders

-Genetic Disorders

-Congenital Malformations

Preventive Medicine

-Preventative Medicine




-Psychiatric Evaluation


-Dysthymic Disorder


Other Mood Disorders

-Bipolar Disorder


Psychotic Disorders


-Other Psychotic Disorders

-Antipsychotic Drugs

Personality Disorders

Substance Abuse


-Other Drugs of Abuse

Other Psych Disorders

-Eating Disorders

-Somatoform Disorders

-Factitious Disorders

Delirium and Dementia



Pedi Psych


PFTs and URIs

-Measures of Pulmonary Function


Lower Respiratory Infections




ARDs and Obstructive Airway Diseases




Neoplasms and Interstitial Lung Disease


-Interstitial Lung Disease

Pulmonary Vascular Diseases


-Pulmonary HTN

-Pulmonary Edema

Pleural Diseases and Sleep Apnea

-Pleural Diseases

-Sleep Apnea

-Pulmonary Surgical Concerns

Pedi Pulmonology


-Neonatal RDS

-Cystic Fibrosis

Student Testimonials

"This training course has all the essential information to do well on Step 2 CK. Combining this with USMLEWorld had me fully prepared to score well and above my target. Highly recommend."
- The University of Kansas Medical Center, Class of 2018
- Score 266

"Doctors in training not only provides structure to your study period but helps give the most high yield information in a fun way. I was able to stay engaged in even my least favorite topics"
- University of Texas Medical Branch, Class of 2018
- Score 249

"DIT was a solid review course for both step 1 and step 2 CK. Easily the best money I’ve spent on study materials. Their method allows for repetition of high yield materials which sets you up for success on exam day. On top of that Dr. Lewis and Dr.McInnis are highly entertaining!!"
- University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Class of 2018
- Score 262

USMLE Step 2 CK Review Sample Video

Dr. McInnis discusses Hematology.

Hematology 1 - Microcytic Anemia

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is included with the purchase of the Step 2 CK Review Course?

The Step 2 CK Review Course includes the Clerkship Crash Cart and the Video Series with a corresponding Study Guide. For more course information, please click here.

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How long will I have access to the Step 2 CK Review Course?

  • Clerkship Crash Cart: Until July 31, 2021
  • Video Series: Until July 31, 2021.

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How should I utilize the Step 2 CK Review Course?

Click on the Usage tab on the Step 2 CK Review Course product page for our recommendations on utilizing this course.

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When should I Click to Start the Video Series of the Step 2 CK Review Course?

We recommend that you begin the Video Series approximately 6-9 weeks from your scheduled exam date, although the amount of time can vary due to study schedule and learning needs.

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Which additional resources will the Step 2 CK Review Course reference?

The 2019 Step 2 CK Course provides convenient page references to Step-Up to USMLE Step 2, Fourth Edition, Step-Up to Medicine, Third Edition and Step-Up to Medicine, Fourth Edition.

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How soon can I get started?

  • 2020 Step 2 CK Review Course: You may start September 2019 on the Clerkship Crash Cart questions. The Study Guide is shipped to you prior to the May 2020 release date of the Step 2 CK Video Series.

Please allow 24-48 business hours to process your order. If you purchase before 3PM Central, 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 Relations Team to help expedite your course material.

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How do I login?

Follow these instructions to access your course:

  • Visit
  • Click on the Login button in the top right-hand corner.
  • Enter the Username and Password you created at the time of purchase.

If you do not remember your username/password, follow these instructions:

  • Make sure you activate your account before proceeding with the lost password email.
  • Visit
  • Click on the Login button in the top right-hand corner.
  • Click Lost Password? on the login screen.
  • Enter the email address you used when you purchased the course.
  • Click Submit.
  • The Password Reset email you receive will provide you with both your username and a link to reset your password.

To access your course(s) once you are logged in, click on the Courses link at the top right-hand corner of the page next to the Welcome text.

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Do you have any discounts?

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What is being shipped with the purchase of the Step 2 CK Review Course?

The Study Guide that accompanies the Video Series is shipped with the course. 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 select the 2020 course, the Study Guide is shipped prior to the release of the Video Series in May 2020.

Note: *FedEx does not deliver on weekends or national holidays, so please plan accordingly when you choose your shipping method.

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Can I track my shipment?

A FedEx shipping notification email will be sent to you at the time of shipment. Please contact our Customer Relations Team if you need more assistance with your tracking number.

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