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Hey guys, I just took my cs a few weeks ago and really scared about how it went. Especially the ICE part, if someone could shed some light:

1) can't remember it
2) should've put the the 2nd ddx as first and vice versa but they were both good. 3rd ddx was way off, had one supporting point, don't know why I even put it
3) first 2 ddx pretty wrong. 3rd ddx was way off (had supporting points but only 1-2)
4) went well
5) went well
6) went ok
7) encounter went ok, ddx were also ok (i didn't have more than 2 supporting points for each ddx)
8) really wasn't sure what patient had, weak ddx and 1-2 points supporting them
9) went well, but forgot 1-2 important questions about chief complaint
10) went well, but forgot 1-2 important questions about chief complaint as well
11) went well
12) went well


Aside from that I would usually finish with 1-2 minutes to spare after closure, counseling and the basics (washing hands, proper draping, knocking, physical exam etc). I'm mostly worried about the ICE but then again who knows about the other sections, I just feel I messed up a bunch of diagnosis that I should've gotten.

Thanks for any advice
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