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 Physical Exam:
Frontal Sinus Transillumination
Maxillary Sinus Transillumination
Funduscopic exam
Lymph node exam (head and neck)
Rinne & Weber test
Spurling’s Test
Thyroid gland exam
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Neuro Physical Exam:
Babinski Reflex
Brudzinksi’s (Meningitis)
Cranial nerve (Full examination)
Deep Tendon Reflexes
Dix Hallpike Maneuver
Gait examination
Kernig’s sign (CNS infection, e.g. meningitis)
Brudzinski’s Sign (CNS infection, e.g. meningitis)
Mini Mental Status Exam
Rapid Alternating Movement
Romberg Test
Two Point Discrimination
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Cardiovascular Physical Exam:
Cardiovascular Examination (FULL)
Orthostatic Hypotension Testing
Peripheral Vascular Examination
Jugular venous pressure
Homans sign (DVT)
➡️ MORE Cardiovascular Physical Exam!


Respiratory Physical Exams:
Respiratory Exam (FULL)
Diaphragmatic Excursion
Egophony Breath Sounds
Tactile Fremitus
Whispered Pectoriloquy
➡️ MORE Respiratory Physical Exam!


Abdominal Physical Exam:
Abdominal Exam (FULL)
Fluid Wave
Murphy’s Sign (Cholecystitis)
Obturator sign (Appendicitis)
Psoas Sign (Appendicitis)
Rovsing’s sign (Appendicitis)
Rebound Tenderness
Rectal Exam
Spleen Exam
➡️ MORE Abdominal Physical Exam!


Genitourinary System Physical Exam:
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Scrotum exam
Breast exam
Cervical exam
Vaginal exam
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Musculoskeletal Physical Exam:
Spurling’s Test (Cervical radiculopathy)
Shoulder Exam
Tinel sign (Carpal tunnel syndrome)
Straight leg raise (Sciatic nerve impingement)
FABER test aka Patrick’s Test (Hip dysfunction)
FADIR test (Hip dysfunction)
Anterior Drawer Test of the Knee (Anterior Cruciate Ligament ‘ACL’ test)
Posterior Drawer Test (Posterior Cruciate Ligament ‘PCL’ test)
Lachman Test (Anterior Cruciate Ligament ‘ACL’ test)
McMurray test (Meniscus tear)
Varus Stress Test (Lateral Collateral Ligament ‘LCL’ test)
Ankle exam
➡️ MORE Musculoskeletal Physical Exam!


Pediatrics Physical Exam:
Newborn (FULL)
Barlow and Ortolani test
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