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Dermatology topics for USMLE Step 2 CK

Dermatology topics for USMLE Step 2 CK

Disorders of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

Health and Health Maintenance

  • Epidemiology and prevention of skin disorders secondary to exposure to the sun; contact dermatitis and drug reactions; decubitus ulcers; dermatophytic skin disorders

Mechanisms of Disease

  • Skin disorders, including cancer, infections, and inflammatory disorders

Diagnosis

  • Infections (eg, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, chickenpox; cellulitis, carbuncle, abscess, gangrene; dermatophytoses; pilonidal cyst; viral warts; decubitus ulcers)
  • Neoplasms (eg, squamous cell carcinoma; melanoma; actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma; pigmented nevi; hemangiomas)
  • Other skin disorders (eg, industrial, occupational, and atopic dermatitis; psoriasis; seborrhea; acne)

Principles of Management
(With emphasis on topics covered in Diagnosis)

  • Pharmacotherapy only
  • Management decision (treatment/diagnosis steps)
  • Treatment only

source: usmle.org

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