This guide contains information on the resources the library has for preparing for the USMLE Step 2.
Advice from the Class of 2021:
This is all new info and you work long hours so don’t take it lightly.
Make sure to do lots of questions. NBME is vague.
My approach was OME for intro/overview during week 1/2, then UWorld + incorrects throughout the clerkship; save practice NBMEs for last week or so. Everything you need is definitely covered by UWorld.
Focus on UWorld and learn screening guidelines. The scope is relatively narrow and algorithmic; you can master the material with lots of practice.
Learn urology! There were quite a few uro-gyn questions on the test that I didn’t feel prepared for.
Most time-crunched rotation, even more than surgery. Take advantage of clinic days when studying. UWise is harder than UWorld, but definitely helps you see the bigger picture and connect dots. Highly recommend doing both!
UWise is a good second question bank, but I would prioritize UWorld first.
Start studying early to learn obstetric vocab/acronyms; don't freak out if you are failing practice Qs early on. Focus on UWorld and UWise.
AOA - "Great resource as OB/GYN has a lot of new information that you are not exposed to in the first two years of school or in other rotations. The videos are organized well to give you a strong foundation. Good for working through your differentials on shelf day."
Established as the standard resource of the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship. This is the only clerkship book on the market fully compliant with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (College) guidelines, treatment recommendations, and committee opinions. The text provides key features for self-assessment, including USMLE-style questions.
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The Ob/Gyn shelf exam has always been one of the most challenging subjects for those who aren’t pursuing a career in Ob/Gyn. Our team has authored 389 high-yield questions to cover everything with thorough, yet easy to understand explanations so that you can relieve your anxiety and honor your Ob/Gyn shelf exam.
The obstetrics and gynecology clerkship survival guide from the publishers of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1. This powerful review for the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship provides medical students taking required rotations with a single, concise, high-yield resource for excelling on the boards and wards. Hundreds of high-yield facts based on the clerkship's core competencies review everything students need to know for the clerkship.