Medical Licensing Examination Step 2
Fundamental Concepts
Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry.
Knowledge of basic pharmacology and therapeutics.
Familiarity with medical ethics, professionalism, and legal aspects of healthcare.
Clinical Knowledge
Diagnosis and management of common medical conditions across various specialties:
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Integration of clinical data to formulate differential diagnoses and treatment plans.
Interpretation of diagnostic tests and imaging studies.
Patient Care Skills
History taking and physical examination techniques.
Communication skills with patients, families, and healthcare teams.
Patient counseling, education, and shared decision-making.
Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
Ability to analyze clinical scenarios, identify key issues, and prioritize management steps.
Application of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice.
Critical appraisal of medical literature and research studies.
Ethics, Professionalism, and Legal Aspects
Understanding of medical ethics principles and their application in patient care.
Knowledge of legal responsibilities, informed consent, confidentiality, and patient rights.
Professional behavior, including integrity, empathy, and cultural competence.
Integrated Systems and Multidisciplinary Care
Recognition of multisystem diseases and their impact on patient management.
Coordination of care among different specialties and healthcare providers.
Team-based approaches to patient care and interprofessional collaboration.
Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion
Strategies for disease prevention, health promotion, and patient education.
Screening guidelines for common medical conditions and risk assessment tools.
Lifestyle modifications, immunizations, and health maintenance recommendations.
Clinical Skills Assessment
Performance of clinical skills such as suturing, wound care, and procedural techniques.
Proficiency in medical documentation, including patient histories, progress notes, and discharge summaries.
Time management and organization in clinical settings.

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