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Old 11-17-2014
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Default How to justify a CS 2nd ATTEMPT ?????

Hey guys, what would be the best way to justify a second attempt during an interview??

I failed the CS just because of the CIS part. I guess I went too confident to the exam, but I don't think that's a good excuse. So far I have 3 interviews (all with contacts, I don't think I will be receiving anymore)

I would not dare to say it was because of lack of preparation, I don't want them to think I am not a hardworker.

I could say I was nervous, but then I think that would reflect inability to perform in stressful situations.

Another option would be to say that there are lots of "tricks" that most IMGs don't know about, mainly in terms of working with standardized patients (as far as I know most US grads work with SPs since their 1st year of med school)

Any ideas? suggestions??
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