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Old 12-28-2013
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please guys I would like to know if there is problem in doing CS before studying for CK ? I always ask myself what if I got a case not found in FA CS what would I do if I still didnt study CK
please help and tell me if it is possible to study CS and pass without studying CK or not ?
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please guys I would like to know if there is problem in doing CS before studying for CK ? I always ask myself what if I got a case not found in FA CS what would I do if I still didnt study CK
please help and tell me if it is possible to study CS and pass without studying CK or not ?
Yup very possible. In fact majority of folks students do it at that order. In my experience, most students complete their CS during rotations and write their CK once most of their rotations are complete. I did CS without really studying much for CK at the time and majority of the cases you can count on FA knowledge. Of course its advisable to complete at least an IM rotation before completing CS.

Having CK under your belt is a huge plus in CS as you will less likely to doubt yourself but its totally not necessary.
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As I am an IMG, I was too much worried for CS. Moreover I took it before taking CK.

In my opinion, there is no difference if you have not prepared for CK. BEcause CS tests your skills which you might have acquired in your med school. Its just the way of presentation that differs.

So I would suggest you dont panic as CS is all about keeping yourself confident and calm in exam and making you SP happy Just read FA and practice a lot, you will be good.

Hope this helps!!
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