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Old 01-30-2015
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hi...i just took my exam 2 weeks back....i m really worried...need honest feedbacks please

1. messed up the differentials and forgot to ask obs gyne history, i skipped it bcs she was not sexually active.
2. this sp was constantly staring at me...no expressions...was not even replying....no findings....i was sweating like anything during the PE. he asked me to address him by dr...which i dint except in the last when i was closing the case.
4. very good
5. very good
6. sp was same...no expressions....kept saying no to everything....i did PE and closed the case. she said smthin i dint understand and asked her to repeat. i forogt her name....but somehow read it from the information inside the room.
7. ran out of time...just finished PE and had to come out
8.very good
9. very good
10. forgot to counsel on alcohol...he was drinking 1 beer per day...less than 18 yrs of age.
11. good
12. good

I dint tell about the investigations in about 5-6 cases. however in every case i introduced myself, dint do any mistakes as far as draping, pulling leg rest etc were concerned....i kept talking about irrelevant stuff to sps just to engage them...i dont know how wud it affect my result..!
i finished every PN.

thanks in advance

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Old 02-03-2015
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nobody can answer this rightly why? because we are not ecfmg and we dont know what they're looking for anyone can tell you you will pass or fail but they don't know. thats the horriblr thing about CS exam but i can give you some imputs on stuff u shouldn't even be worried about.

1) not all SP's are supposed to express emotions. It is how you conduct your encounter that matter, they're all just acting so for those " expressionless" sp's the Q u should be asking yourself is did i ask the right questions, show empathy and conduct all my physicals and close my case well? not how the Sp's reacted.

2) running out of time in one case cant make you fail, i'm a testimony to that ... cuz i ran out of time > 1 case and still did great

3) drinking 1 beer /day doesn't need counselling

4) forgetting Sps name that happens , as long as u apologized for it and moved on

honestly if these are all your mistakes including the others u mentioned, then u shouldn't be worried i think u should do well, but then again just my 2 cents because we are not the ones accessing. u will not even remember or know all your mistakes sometimes.

Good luck!
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thanks for reply....about that expressionless sp....it was simple case of truama to the joint....so dere wasn't much to ask...I did finish that case...but den in 4-5 cases I dint tel them about investigations...I m really worried now..!
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