USMLE Step 2 CS Physical Examination Video Series:

A physical examination is the process by which a medical professional investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease. It generally follows the taking of the medical history. Together with the medical history, the physical examination aids in determining the correct diagnosis and devising the treatment plan. This data then becomes part of the medical record. The following is the most important physical examinations that must be done during your USMLE Step 2 CS exam. Please what our collection of our physical examination video series.

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HEENT exam:
Frontal Sinus Transillumination
Funduscopic exam
Lymph node exam
Maxillary Sinus Transillumination
Rinne & Weber test
Spurling’s Test
Trachea and Thyroid exam

CN exam:
Babinski Reflex
Brudzinksi’s (Meningitis)
Cranial nerve (Full examination)
Deep Tendon Reflexes
Dix Hallpike Maneuver
Kernig’s sign (Meningitis)
Mini Mental Status Exam
Rapid Alternating Movement
Romberg Test
Two Point Discrimination

Cardiovascular Exam:
Homans sign
Jugular venous pressure

Pulmonary Exams:
Tactile Fremitus

Abdominal exam:
Murphy’s Sign
Obturator sign
Psoas Sign
Rovsing’s sign
Spleen exam

Reproductive system:
Breast exam
Complete gynecological exam

Ankle exam
Anterior Drawer Test of the Knee (ACL tear)
FABER test aka Patrick’s Test (Hip dysfunction)
FADIR test (Hip dysfunction)
McMurray’s test (Meniscus tear)
Shoulder Exam
Straight leg raise (Sciatic nerve impingement)
Tinel’s Test (Carpal tunnel syndrome)
Valgus Varus Stress Test (Medial & lateral collateral ligament tear)

Newborn (full exam)

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