Questions about closure - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 2 CS Forum > USMLE Step 2 CS Prep Tips > USMLE Step 2 CS Communication Skills

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.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-18-2013
USMLE Forums Addict
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 167
Threads: 37
Thanked 68 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 78
Question Questions about closure

Dear guys,
My exam in April 1st and I'm still I have problem in the closure
How can I say the professional closure? Do I have to remember the sample closure in first aid by the heart

When I have to ask the SP about Cage and when I don't have ? If the SP drinking a lot of alcohol, I have to ask .. but sometimes in first aid the SP drink just 1-2 peer/weekend and I find CAGE in the checklist ! So what is the role about it?

If I'm not a professional English speaking, can I pass the exam? I'm not bad and I'm not good but I can understand and ask questions and writing notes

Thanks in advance
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 03-18-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 15
Threads: 7
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 13
Default CS closure

Well for me I would ask CAGE in all cases of alcohol use except for cases where patient takes a glass of wine once a year.Because any other scenario could be early stages of alcoholism.As for closure if you used CSE videos Dr reynolds closure is good enough and besides you could counsel for Etoh and Smoking in the history so as to minimize the closure .Hope this helps
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
dr.moamen (03-18-2013)
Old 03-18-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 56
Threads: 7
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Reputation: 14

I think u best begin with
my first impression that u have proplem in................

and do not give specific diagnosis,just say: maybe a proplem in..... or ......

so I have to run more test to see whats going on...

I look like u man,,I just arrive to this country and prepare for cs

when is your exam,,and if u want to practice on skybe I am ready man
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Running out of Time during closure? brca123 USMLE Step 2 CS SP Challenges 3 05-22-2013 08:27 AM
Summary: before PE or during closure stepdoc1 USMLE Step 2 CS Forum 4 02-22-2013 10:55 AM
Different Diagnosis between Closure and Patient Note! chienpolska USMLE Step 2 CS Forum 1 07-15-2012 10:59 AM
When to counsel in the CS, Social History or at closure? Torsades42 USMLE Step 2 CS Forum 3 10-08-2011 06:40 AM
couldnt do closure in 1 case nkbs USMLE Step 2 CS Forum 1 08-06-2011 03:00 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)