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Question how are we scored in our cs exam?

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i don't know scoring criteria and method for cs exam. if sb explains it for me i will appreciate a lot.
for example how do they know we have done p/e correctly? do the patients score us? or they watch tapes later?
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I don't know all the answers you are looking for - but SP's do indeed grade. HTH!
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thank u for ur answer
so do the SPs know how to evaluate our physical exam(r they drs?!)
so i think cs evaluate mainly history taking,manner,language proficiency, interpersonal relations,and how to write down ur findings and DDxs and needed orders than doin p/E professionally?
correct me if i am wrong ,thanks

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Hi -

Again, I do not know all of the grading particulars, nor do I know how much the SP scores have to do with your final score - so please keep that in mind.

Regarding the physical exam - there are different parts to SP list - communication and physical being two of them. So - no, the SP's ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEY ARE ACTORS. But - the list might have "Examined heart 2 places", "examined for edema" and items like that, in addition to the communications part. They have been trained in their specific cases for what the doctor should be examining them for. (Rigorous 6 week training at least.) And - remember, there are cameras in the rooms, so every SP is very aware of what they allowed to say, and what they are not allowed to say.

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