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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 02-10-2011
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Angry Failed CS because of SEP "need some answers"

my exam was in philly and i am img .... Really I don't know what to say .... but I need answers for my question because really it is unfair to fail in SEP ...

I said it is unfair because I have a lot of my friends who applied at the same center and they don't have a good accent or vocabulary at all and they passed it ... I got a high performance in data gathering and communication skills but all the stars at the low performance in the SEP!

Can u tell me how is that possible ... is it reasonable .... really I don't think so ... I think that the ECFMG have to change their policy in rechecking the exam so they have to see the video again ... they r so moody ...

really my exam was very good but these people choose randomly somebody to fail ... this is my opinion ... does anyone have other opinion ??
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Stop My opinion

It's not about the accent, it's about how good is your English language and specifically the spoken language.

I suggest you take TOEFL courses in "speaking".

You cannot judge yourself by "saying you are like your friends", you should find professional assessment of your English language by signing up for a good TOEFL course.

That's my opinion.
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my problem that i know myself ... i am good enough and i am better than the other of my friends in english .. but it is objective process and i think the exam should be scored under more precised methods ... it is unfair ... and thanks for your suggestion
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Dear friend, its not your language power but its your power of using this language. Maybe your english is better than others but likely you are not using it in the way the SPs are used to hear it thus creating some confusion. I highly recommend you to follow the AMG's scheme in doing the CS exam:
http://cs.applicantguide.com/

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Sorry to hear that you did not pass due to SEP. Sometimes the key to clarifying ones speech involves gaining awareness of English stress patterns, linking between words, intonation (the rise and fall of the voice that connotes meaning) and even troublesome vowel and consonant sounds, to name a few.

In my company, Articulation LLC, I specialize in pronunciation training for medical professionals. You may see the website at www cleararticulation.com. I'd be more than happy to discuss your situation and present training options if you are interested.

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