USMLE Step 3 CCS Mnemonics

USMLE Step 3 CCS Mnemonics

USMLE Step 3 CCS Mnemonics

CCSCases.com is going to help you crush and pass the USMLE Step 3 a lot more that USMLE Step 3 CCS Mnemonics will! Mnemonics can be helpful, but this will not be a good long term strategy to do well on the test. Just like anything in life, it’s practice, practice, practice. It’s getting that muscle memory or brain memory to reflexively do all the right things without having to focus too hard on doing it.

When you use our program, you will develop that “muscle” memory, so that it will become second nature to you to order the right tests, to do the right treatment, and to do the correct preventive care that will get you a high score. This will be much more helpful to you in the long term for improving your score than USMLE Step 3 CCS Mnemonics. The great thing about our product is that you can try it out for yourself and evaluate it prior to purchasing the program. You can do it right now if you want to. Okay, you do? Well, head on over to our download page located here and you get get going right now. Our trial version has 2 fully functional cases that you can practice on. In our full version, we have over 100 cases to practice and become an expert, so that you will crush/kill/ace/smash/*insert other verb* the USMLE Step 3 CCS cases portion of the exam.

We have thousands of customers. They have succeeded with our product, and we are confident that you will as well if you dedicate to studying the material and practicing. It’s really just practice, practice, practice. Our software comes with grading, so you don’t have to guess on how well you did. You get feedback, so you can improve so that you will not make the same mistakes on test day.

Crush Step 3 CCS

Crush Step 3 CCS

Crush Step 3 CCS

We at ccscases.com do think that Crush Step 3 CCS is a good resource. It has good information on workups for chief complaints.  However, no matter how much you study a book, you will not perform well unless you get comfortable and familiar with how the USMLE Step 3 CCS software works. We do not think that doing the 5 practice cases offered on the USMLE website is sufficient preparation to be prepared enough to do well on the test, even if your medical knowledge is solid. There is high anxiety on the test, so if you are not adequately familiar with the software, this could cause serious problems in your performance. Some cases are very short, and some people have complained of the software having lagging times between orders. You do not want to waste time saying “Oh…shoot, what’s that order called again…” Or “Umm…how do I order something?” Or “How do I get the time to go forward?” These are things that a book may explain to you, but like learning a skill, you don’t really understand it until you do it.

Book information such as is found in Crush Step 3 CCS is helpful, but if you really want to crush it, you will need to actually do cases in real software that mimics the real test. At CCSCases.com, we have over a 100 cases that will effectively teach you how to do well on test day. CCSCases.com includes real software that closely mimics the real test; it includes 20,000 orders just like in the real test; it includes grading and feedback.

We feel that there is no substitute to adequately prepare for the USMLE Step 3 CCS portion of the test other than doing cases on real software. We recommend that you give us a shot by going to our download page and downloading a free trial of our CCS Software. You can download it here.

Mapping CCS

Mapping CCS

Mapping CCS

Mapping CCS is another product on the market which is marketed to help prepare you for the USMLE Step 3 CCS portion of the test. It is not a program. It is an “interactive” pdf. The question is on the real test day, are you going to be using an interactive pdf to take your test or are you going to be using a computer program?

Obviously the answer is that the CCS portion of the test is a computerized test and not an interactive pdf like in Mapping CCS. This does not mimic the realities of test day. There are a lot of things that this format will not prepare you for. Getting comfortable with the software is extremely important in your test preparation. It simply will not cut it to study from a pdf. At ccscases.com, we offer a fully developed program that mimics the real program that you will see on test day. You will be comfortable with how information is presented to you, how to order orders/medications, how to find important information, how to advance the clock, and how to search for the correct orders that you are looking for. Does the Mapping CCS product have 20,000 orders to choose from? Does the Mapping CCS grade you? Does it give you feedback depending on what you ordered? We are being rhetorical because the answer is no. CCSCases.com offers all of these things from a full set of orders, grading, feedback, clock advancement, and all the features that will be available on the real test on test-day. We also offer a one-time fee instead of a monthly fee which many of our customers really like.

We ask that you consider using our interactive computerized program for the PC/Mac. You can try it out free here.

CCS Workshop

CCS Workshop, Study for the CCS portion of the test with 100 cases.

CCS Workshop

CCS Workshop

Are you looking for a CCS Workshop? Well, look no further, for ccscases.com is actually a workshop. You learn by working real CCS cases; there isn’t a lecture component. You go through each ccs case like you would on the real test day, with all the same orders and the same layout. That way you can learn how to read, process, analyze, and treat the most commonly seen cases for the CCS portion of the USMLE Step 3.

You can compare us to other CCS workshops, and you will find that we offer a great value for your money. It is a one-time fee with no monthly fees, and you get 100 cases to practice on. We would ask that you try out our CCS Workshop before buying it buy trying out our trial version which you can access here. You can try out two free cases with no obligation. You will find that there is actually grading and feedback which other CCS programs do not offer. It will guide you in things that you missed, things that you could improve on, and preventative care that you could order to maximize your score on test day.

If there is any doubt about our product, go ahead and try it out before you make a decision. We feel that preparing for the USMLE Step 3 CCS portion of the test can be done effectively through actually practicing real cases, and this will also maximize your test score and limit the amount of time that you will have to study for the CCS portion of the test. The CCS portion has been estimated to be worth about a 1/3 of your total grade, so it would be wise to not ignore this important part of step 3. We ask that you try out our CCS Workshop to help improve your performance on the CCS case portion of the exam.

Release of version 3.3.3!

Release of version 3.3.3!

We are happy to announce that after a long hard stretch, we have finished our new version. We originally thought we would release this beginning of October, but we are about 2 weeks behind. We have had a lot of feedback on features that you wanted us to implement. Most of the requested features had to do with sorting and playing different cases. We’re happy to say that most of what has been asked for has been implemented. Here is what’s new:

– The ability to mark a completed case as “not completed.” (People asked us to implement this for various reasons).
– The ability to mark a not-completed case as “completed.”
– The ability to mark a case as a “Review Later.”
– The ability to sort cases by Completed, Review Later, Time limit, Category, or case ID
– The ability to see the final diagnosis for each case
– The ability to override the “default” time limit of 10 minutes or 20 minutes (You can make a 20 minute case 10 minutes, and you can make a 10 minute case 20 minutes).
– Added a new case
– Minor bug fixes

Hope you enjoy the new version. Paid customers get free updates. You can download it here.

CCS Software

There are not many CCS Software products out in the market. As you many already know, there is the FRED software, the Uworld, and CCS Cases CCS Software. There are distinct differences between each one. The FRED software is the same software that you will be using on the test day. It comes with some trial cases, but it doesn’t offer any feedback. It has a maximum number of 5 trial cases. There isn’t much more to it. The Uworld CCS Software comes with 50 cases, there is no feedback, and you will notice that the CCS Software is slow and frustrating. With CCSCases.com’s CCS Software, you will notice that we have 100 cases, interactive real-time feedback and grading, and a smooth and responsive interface.

Compare our CCS Software to Uworld’s

Please compare our product. We ask that you go to our download page and use our product to see for yourself. You will notice a seamless experience compared to the slow version of Uworld’s. We also offer real-time feedback and grading based on your answers. This is not offered the Uworld’s product. You can try 2 cases free before you decided to buy which is a fully functional trial, and there is a only a one time fee of $69.99, unlike a monthly fee of $99/month like with Uworld. You can buy early and study as long as you need to master the concepts required to do well on the step 3 CCS test.

There is always the tendency to think that Uworld has the best of everything to prepare for the USMLE Step 3. Granted, their Qbanks are top notch, but the CCS Software preparation is seriously lacking. We know you will agree if you download our product and compare!

Notice our CCS Software has grading that gives you real-time feedback on what you did right and what you did wrong.

Notice our CCS Software has grading that gives you real-time feedback on what you did right and what you did wrong.

Again, give this a shot, and you will see the difference!

How many CCS cases in Step 3?

How many CCS cases in step 3?

A frequently asked question is how many cases are there in the USMLE Step 3 exam?

The answer is 13 cases. Each case will have an maximum of 10 or 20 minutes of real time (not be to confused with the virtual time which can be weeks). If you are confused about the virtual time versus the real time, try our trial version to get the hang of it. You have to advance the clock to “make things happen” like get test results or administer treatment.

Prior to starting the CCS cases, there is a 7 minute tutorial if you actually choose to participate in that. We recommend that you become so familiar with the CCS cases and software that you do not need to look at the tutorial.

13 cases may not seem like that many, but it can add up. It can get exhausting doing case after case and not get bogged down and make silly mistakes and forget to order certain tests. We recommend that you increase your endurance by practicing doing many cases at once. Practicing doing one case at a time when your mind is fresh is unlikely to simulate the experience that you will have on the real test day.

We have 100 cases to practice from. The cases have time limits of 10 minutes or 20 minutes just like in the real test. If you would like to practice without a time limit, you have the option to do that as well.

We recommend that you try our trial version with 2 free cases before you decide if our product will work for you. You can download it here.

We hoped this answered your question about how many CCS cases in step 3. Take a look at our FAQ for questions about our product.

CCS Review Book – Study for the CCS Case portion of Step 3 with our real-time simulator for PC/Mac

CCS Review Book

Are you looking for a CCS Review book? Review books can be helpful, but do you think you’re going to get the experience you need operating the software to crush the USMLE Step 3 CCS portion of the exam? A CCS Review book does not give you 100 cases to practice on with a real-time simulation environment. A book just doesn’t do that.

This is part of the test that many students have never before experienced. It’s new to a lot of people. Looking over a book isn’t going to get you the results that you are looking for.

We recommend that you first try our software for free by going to the download page. Once you download the product, compare how much you learn by doing the free cases versus the review book. We guess that you will learn MUCH more by actually practicing the cases then by reviewing what you should do when someone comes into the ER with chest pain. A book will tell you to do XYZ, but when the time comes for the test; I think a lot of us have panicked and forget exactly what we are supposed to do when the blank white screen is in front of us. It is much easier when you’ve done this a hundred times before, and you can take a deep breath and routinely do what you have practiced over and over before.

Here at ccscases.com, we don’t want to just tell you; we want to show you. So, go ahead and download our free trial version and try out the program yourself. Download it for a PC or Mac here and get started. It’s that simple. Let us know about your experiment. If you get some time, you can send us an e-mail about your experience with our product.

Good luck with your studies!

Step 3 CCS Scoring

Step 3 CCS Scoring

Step 3 CCS Scoring

Step 3 CCS Scoring

One of the most common questions that is asked is about the Step 3 CCS Scoring. How much of the total grade is this worth? Is it worthwhile to put any emphasis on this part of step 3 or should I just ‘wing it?’ There is no official answer from the USMLE, but the general consensus is that the step 3 CCS Scoring is worth about 25-30% of your total grade.

This is quite a bit of your total score and can make or break you depending on how well you have done on the multiple choice part of the test. As you might expect, we here at CCSCases.com feel that you should prepare for the CCS portion of the test.

We feel that we have the best method for helping those prepare and perform well on test-day. We have feedback that you are given with notes on how to improve your performance and what you did correctly.

We’d like you to compare us to our competitors. There are a couple competitors out there who have a simulation program like ours, but at the end of the case, you are left wondering how you did. They might give you a case summary, but most people can’t remember if they ordered such and such an order or not.

We also have 100 cases that you can go through which we feel is a lot of review material. You don’t have to feel pressured to study all of the cases in a short period of time (that is unless your test is next week) because you can study at your own pace if you decide to use us to study for the CCS Portion of Step 3. We do not have monthly fees.

At CCSCases.com, you will receive feedback after each case with what you did correctly and what you could improve on. Before you decide, we’d invite you to try it out without any catches. Click here to try out our program.

Good luck on the test!

Can there be a network lag or slow-down on the real test?

Can there be a network lag or slow-down on the real test?

Can there be a network lag or slow-down on the real test?

Can there be a network lag or slow-down on the real test?

The question “can there be a network lag or slow-down on the real test?” is a common question that we are asked. Many are rightly worried that the real test will have a network lag, slow-down, internet lag which will adversely effect their performance. The sad truth is that the answer to this question is yes. There is a possibility that you can have a network lag, an internet lag, or a slow-down during the USMLE Step 3 CCS portion of your test. This has been reported which it occurs during order confirmations. We actually have been criticized that our software was too fast compared to the real test day. The network lag depends on your testing location internet speed and the connection to the NBME which uploads the cases and test.

This is why we offer the feature of “Simulate Network Lag” to help those who are worried about lack of time adversely affecting their performance on test day. You select how much lag time you’d like to practice with, and it will simulate what a network lag would feel like on test day. The default is to have this network lag off. You can select a 1 second, 2 second, 3 second, 4 second, 5 second, or 6 second network lag.

We ask that you download our trial version, and you can try this feature out. You can download the trial version here.

So there you have it; give us feedback on our answer of ” Can there be a network lag or slow-down on the real test?” Take a test drive with our program and let us know what you think.