USMLE Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple

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Not your typical USMLE review book! Imagine this… You’re 1 week away from the big exam, you’ve crammed your brain with information overload and read every vignette under the sun. If you read another novel-like vignette you’ll miss out on reviewing the most essential “high-yield” knowledge wrapped into clinical case presentations. What to study next? Panic sets in! Don’t worry, USMLE Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple has you covered. 

Written in chart format, USMLE Step 2 MRS categorically arranges the most “high-yield” clinical facts to make it very easy to review all USMLE  Step 2 subjects just days before the exam! The arrangement of the clinical science facts in these charts is logically set up to be built upon in brief clinical context rather than just a random collection of materials or long-winded vignettes. Studying in such a systematic fashion lets you avoid the “high-yield trap” of what to study the week or two before the test. The chart format provides maximum amount of information with the minimum amount of words by concentrating on key associations to help you improve your performance in the “decision making process” such as, “are you seeing a pulmonary embolism or myocardial infarction in the clinical setting?”

You’ve done all the hard studying for the exam; now let USMLE Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple give you the confidence to tie it all together as your “last-minute memory aid” for the big day!

Companion Digital Download of USMLE Step 2 Quiz Question Bank (Win/Mac); 1000+ questions in “mix and match style” rather than clinical vignettes that you’ve been pounding for months. In this short amount of time left before the exam, vignettes are very inefficient for review since you need to read a very lengthy question description just to test one single knowledge fact! Our downloadable “Mix and match” style allows you to test several items at once in a much shorter time.


Book Details






Edition 6 (January 1, 2018)




Includes access to interactive USMLE Step 2 MRS 1000+ Question Bank download (WIN/MAC)

About The Author

Andreas Carl

Andreas Carl MD, PhD is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is the author of USMLE Step 1 Made Ridiculously Simple, USMLE Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple, USMLE Step 3 Made Ridiculously Simple, and NCLEX-RN Made Ridiculously Simple.

Free Digital Download of USMLE Step 2 Quiz Question Bank


Chapter 1. Public Health Issues
Chapter 2. Signs and Symptoms
Chapter 3. Diagnostic Tests
Chapter 4. Cardiovascular Diseases
Chapter 5. Respiratory Diseases
Chapter 6. Gastrointestinal Diseases
Chapter 7. Urogenital Diseases
Chapter 8. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Chapter 9. Infectious Diseases
Chapter 10. Hematology
Chapter 11. Endocrine Diseases
Chapter 12. Musculoskeletal Diseases
Chapter 13. Diseases of the Eyes and Skin
Chapter 14. Malignancies
Chapter 15. Gynecology
Chapter 16. Obstetrics
Chapter 17. Pediatrics
Chapter 18. Injuries and Poisoning
Chapter 19. Neurology
Chapter 20. Psychiatry
Chapter 21. Abbreviations

3 reviews for USMLE Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple

  1. Victor The English – excellent

    Excellent book. The information is in a very useful summary, and the CD allows to practice before the test, something extremely important. This book is the “sine qua non” for the Step 2. Do not go to the test without studying it .

  2. LR – Great review product – “flashcards in a book” format

    Great book to review for the steps – note that it is a flashcard-like quick-quiz format (described as the “prayer hands” approach in the book, where you cover half a table with your hand and quiz yourself), and not a primary resource.

  3. louisMD – USMLE Step @ and the Ridiculous Book

    I just recently finished studying for the USMLE II. I received a passing score and was able to go on to an amazing residency. About my studying: I used a variety of resources, howvever, one instrumental tool was the Boards Made Ridiculously Simple Step 2 by Andreas Carl. I felt that this little book, seemingly insignificant, was really a brilliant text to supplement my other studying. At first glance, this book seems too limited in scope and difficult to understand how and where to integrate and understand the material. However, after studying other resources and taking a closer look at this book, one sees that this text is anything but limited. This book helped tie together many loose facts from my other studying and also, due to the many charts and tables, repeats key concepts and ideas that by the end of my studying, these phrases were etched into my memory ready or the TEST ITSELF. Thus, I highly recommend this book to anyone who will seriously study other resources as well as this book because I found that, alone, this book does not help at all, but, together with other sources, it proves to be a unique way to tie in and bridge together seemingly unrelated facts and topics to give you a better overall understanding of what fits in where. So, buy this book if you are seriously going to study the correct way!

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