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Old 04-26-2015
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Took CS recently - thought I'd share my experience, find out your opinions on my mistakes.

Basically I'm terrified.

I studied for 2 months with a partner while doing clinicals. I felt pretty prepared, never had a problem with patient interaction, etc.

Day of exam - 1st case - panic mode. My nerves caused me to do the slowest physical ever - result - finished physical and DING time is up = NO closure, explanation of DDx, etc - though i still knew what the DDx were.
I'd say 6/12 cases were fine even though i may have been cut off during my last sentence of closure
I had some trouble diagnosing 3 cases (i think i was right on two - 1 i completely missed a problem)
My concern is that in probably 5 cases, I was cut off on the last sentence or within the last few sentences of my closure (never had this problem practicing)
I did not receive a challenge question in a few cases (probably due to time and once they just had no questions).
How bad do you all think that all is?

My PNs were complete for the most part (i'm sure there were some mistakes here and there) - i definitely left out some part i asked/did in the PNs (not too much I hope)
My PE felt a bit abbreviated and rushed because after the first case i was so focused on getting to the closure, that some PE suffered (missed some special twists and turns).
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Basically I'm terrified.

Me too. At which CSEC center did you take exam? Which date? Thanks.
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man i felt like **** too when i walked out. I was nervous like hell and stuttered so bad for the 1st 3 encounters. It's awkward when I tried to un-gown a patient but couldn't do it because the gown was stuck somewhere. then i just inserted my hand under SP's gown and started auscultating. i think the SP must be pissed off. another SP looked unconvinced when I told her my diagnosis and workup. I think she must already know what the correct dx was and I prob. got the dx wrong.

the report date starts on 4/27, the day after tomorrow. i m really worried tha I failed. ahh god please help me.
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man i felt like **** too when i walked out. I was nervous like hell and stuttered so bad for the 1st 3 encounters. It's awkward when I tried to un-gown a patient but couldn't do it because the gown was stuck somewhere. then i just inserted my hand under SP's gown and started auscultating. i think the SP must be pissed off. another SP looked unconvinced when I told her my diagnosis and workup. I think she must already know what the correct dx was and I prob. got the dx wrong.

the report date starts on 4/27, the day after tomorrow. i m really worried tha I failed. ahh god please help me.
God Damn it !!! How is that fricking gown can stuck somewhere ? Were the lights on ? Come on guys, in general it is a technical problem - if you nailed PN and PE - you should be fine. Please post your results. Thanks much!
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What do you guys think of my mistakes?
I honestly have no idea how fatal my mistakes were.
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