Crush Step 3 CCS, The Ultimate USMLE Step 3 CCS Review

Crush Step 3 CCS

The Ultimate USMLE Step 3 CCS Review

By Mayur Movalia, MD, Hematopathologist, Dahl-Chase Pathology Associates; Medical Director, Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services; Medical Director, Affiliated Laboratories, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine; Medical Director, Cancer Care of Maine Laboratory, Brewer, Maine; Medical Director, Mount Desert Island Hospital Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine; Faculty, University of Maine, Orono, Maine


SECTION I Introduction 1

1 Primum® CCS Software 2

2 Tips and Strategies 8

3 Reference Sheet 10

4 USMLE Primum® CCS Cases 12

SECTION II CCS Cases by Chief Complaint 27

5 Abdominal Pain 28

6 Fatigue 62

7 Chest Pain 88

8 Altered Mental Status 98

9 Pain in the Extremities 124

10 Cough 138

11 Trauma 154

12 Shortness of Breath 160

13 Back Pain 180

14 Diarrhea 192

15 Headache 204

16 Bruising 216

17 Routine Health Exam 224

18 Miscellaneous Internal Medicine Cases 234

19 Vaginal Bleeding 246

20 Vaginal Discharge 256

21 Miscellaneous Obstetrics/Gynecology Cases 264

22 Pediatric Fever 276

23 Miscellaneous Pediatric Cases 284

APPENDIX CCS Cases Listed by Case Number and Alphabetically

by Final Diagnosis 293