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USMLE Step 2 CS Communication Skills Step 2 CS Communication, Spoken English Proficiency, Language and Interpersonal Skills Discussion forum. CIS and SEP components of the USMLE Step 2 CS Exam.

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Old 01-15-2012
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Question When to paraphrase in the CS Exam!


I have a question: I know that we're suppossed to paraphrase the key historical findings in the closure along with counseling, giving a differential and workup. Somewhere else I have read that we also paraphrase the important stuff after finishing the interview and before starting the closure..., not sure, FA and Kaplan state 2 different methods here.

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Paraphrasing is a tool of communication that confirm your understanding of what the patient has told you.

You can use it at any time during the encounter, it facilitates communication.

There's no rule about how many times to use it or whether you should be using it or not.

Also read here
Use of Summary in CS history taking

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