As most of you applying for the 2014 match are aware, this is the season for giving USMLE Clinical Skill exams for those who have already not given it :P
Here is a latest step 2 CS experience by one of our guest authors!!! Hope this helps!!
Hi guys... I'm an IMG, 2012 grad. Took the CS in the second half of Feb at Philadelphia; got my result on April 24th, and passed, thank God! Just thought I would share my experience, as I've gotten a lot of help and advice from various people through similar posts in the past.
I started my preparation exactly 13 days before my exam. This is my first USMLE exam (for those who ask if CS should be taken only after step1 and CK).
Materials used : only First Aid for CS, latest edition
(For people who are wondering, the latest edition only has 3 additional long cases and 3-4 additional pages of short cases more than the previous edition. If you have the old book, you can photocopy the extra cases, as one of my friends did - just a money saving suggestion)
I used some of the mnemonics from Neeraj notes and Khalid notes (These are pdf files compiled by previous test takers, that are in circulation; they can be googled and downloaded easily)
For the examination part, I watched examination videos on youtube, of the signs and tests of which I was doubtful.
I did not take any prep course or online subscriptions.