3rd Edition (2013)
USMLE Step 2 CS Core Cases Third Edition
About the Author
Phillip Brottman, MD, MS, has seen approximately 40,000 patients over his lifetime as a practicing emergency physician, using the same skills that are tested on the USMLE Step 2 CS exam. Having seen so many
patients, many of them in about 15 minutes, he has firsthand experience of how to communicate compassionately, effectively, and efficiently with American patients while gaining their trust. Upon leaving the
patient’s room, he routinely developed a differential diagnosis based on clinical reasoning and ordered an
appropriate diagnostic workup.
Dr. Brottman joined the faculty of Kaplan Medical in 2004, molding the Step 2 CS curriculum and lecturing
in the Step 2 CS live classes in Chicago, where he is known as “Dr. Phil:’ He also lectured around the country
for Kaplan Medical’s USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3 classes and most recently is a lecturer for the Step 2 CS
Live Online class.
Dr. Brottman received his medical degree at the University of Illinois. He has fulfilled many roles, including
medical director of an emergency department and member of the teaching faculty of a large community hospital with ties to a major university and a full complement of residency programs.