Booklist for USMLE Step 2 Exam 2020

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Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK Third Edition by Conrad Fischer MD (Author) - Buy from Amazon

This edition includes:

  • Revised DSM V classifications

  • New JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension

  • The latest guidelines for hepatitis C management

  • 57 new diagnostic/management algorithms & tables

  • 57 new diagnostic images & illustrations in full color


  • Logical, step-by-step approach to patient care.

  • Guidance on the order in which steps should be taken.

  • Tips for recognizing incorrect answers.

  • Exam-like questions for every disease.

  • Each disease topic presented in question format: What is the most likely diagnosis? What is the best initial test? What is the most accurate diagnostic test? What is the treatment?

USMLE Step 2 Secrets, 4e 4th Edition by Theodore X. O'Connell MD (Author) - Buy from Amazon

This Book includes:

  • Learn the most important questions and answers with the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series.

  • Master all specialty and subspecialty topics covered on Step 2.

  • Identify key facts in the "Top 100 Secrets."

  • Consult the book wherever you go thanks to a portable size that fits in your lab coat pocket.

  • Review material quickly and easily thanks to bulleted lists, algorithms, illustrations, and a new 4-color section featuring key pathologic and clinical images.

  • Apply tips, memory aids, and "secrets" gathered by Theodore X. O’Connell, MD, and used trusted by students to pass the boards.

  • Find information quickly with a second color highlighting chapter and section titles, legends, bullets and icons, and key terms.

  • Benefit from thorough revisions that ensure high-yield focus and most current overview of board-tested content.

First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK, Ninth Edition (First Aid USMLE) 9th Edition by Tao Le (Author), Vikas Bhushan (Author) - Buy from Amazon


  • High-yield, bulleted presentation of diseases and disorders you need to remember

  • Integrated flash-facts in margins test your knowledge at the point of learning

  • Embedded case vignettes test your application of knowledge

  • Key facts and mnemonics reinforce essential information

  • Rapid-review section for last-minute cramming

  • Includes hundreds of color clinical images and illustrations

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes (Kaplan Test Prep) Pck Edition by Kaplan (Author) - Buy from Amazon


  • Up-to-date: Updated annually by Kaplan’s all-star faculty.

  • Complete: Contains over 1,300 pages in 5 color volumes.

  • Highly illustrated: Includes over 450 color images and tables.

  • Learner-efficient: Organized in outline format with high-yield summary boxes.

  • Trusted: Used by thousands of students each year to succeed on the USMLE Step 2.

5 volumes include:

  1. Internal Medicine

  2. Pediatric

  3. Obstetrics and Gynecology

  4. Psychiatry

  5. Surgery

Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK Fourth Edition by Dr. Brian Jenkins (Author), Michael McInnis (Author), Chris Lewis (Author) - Buy from Amazon


  • Completely revised and updated content reflects the current USMLE exam

  • Succinct, outline approach keeps “extra” material to a minimum, focusing on the core content you need to know

  • “Quick Hits” in the margins highlight highly testable topics

  • Easy-to-remember mnemonics help you “file away” clinical information for handy retrieval at test time

  • “Next Steps” margin notes guide you through the workup of a patient with practical tips to success

  • Easy-to-follow algorithms show examples of effective clinical reasoning, particularly for similar complaints

  • Includes must-know information on causes, risk factors, history and physical exam, lab studies and radiology, treatment, and complications for the most common diseases and disorders

  • 300 USMLE-style questions, included with the eBook, feature complete explanations to help you gain confidence for the exam.

First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, Fifth Edition 5th Edition by Tao Le (Author), Vikas Bhushan (Author) - Buy from Amazon

This Book offers:

  • 44 full-length practice cases that simulate the real exam--including pediatric and telephone interviews as well as suggested closing statements for each case

  • A revised and expanded set of minicases representing common complaints, designed to help you rapidly develop a set of differential diagnoses

  • Updated content based on feedback from recent U.S. and international test takers

  • Step-by-step strategies for interacting with standardized patients, including "difficult patients"

  • Detailed descriptions of high-yield physical exam maneuvers that will win you points without costing time

  • Time management advice to maximize your clinical encounters

  • Proven study and exam strategies from students who passed the exam

USMLE Step 2 CK QBook (USMLE Prep) Sixth Edition by Kaplan (Author) - Buy from Amazon

This comprehensive Qbook features:

  • 850 exam-style questions you won’t find anywhere else

  • Detailed answer explanations so you know which questions you answered correctly and which

  • sections you need extra practice on

  • Access to a sample online Question Bank

  • Strategies for acing the computer-based test

  • Updated test-taking and strategies guide

  • Practice for subject-specific areas:

    • Obstetrics/Gynecology

    • Pediatrics

    • Psychiatry

    • Surgery

    • Internal Medicine

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