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Writing the Patient Note is an integral part of the CS Exam. When you finish your clinical encounter you are given a 10 minutes during which you have jot down your findings in history and physical examination as well as a list of differential diagnoses and preliminary diagnostic investigations and procedures.

Currently, and up to mid 2011, examinees are allowed two options. They can either write or type the patient note. See this thread for more info about this.

Starting mid 2011, there will be no more the option of writing the patient note. Examinees are going to be asked to type the patient note on the computer keyboard.

This could be in par with the government's recommendations of transforming the medical records into digital records completely.
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Thats great news.

Typing the Patient note will ensure a passing score. Alot of students dont get the score they want becasue of handwriting issues.
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Oh my God,

I am very bad in typing

I have to take my CS before this new rule
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Oh my God,

I am very bad in typing

I have to take my CS before this new rule
Don't worry about it, try to improve your typing skills, this will give you more advantage when they come to correct your PN.

check this website for typing skills, do it everyday.
http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php
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hey guys, is there a kind of unofficial preference for either WRITING OR TYPING the PNs?

I have very good, clear handwriting , and my typing isnt all that great. Wud I be compromising my score in any way if I choose to write my PNs?
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hey guys, is there a kind of unofficial preference for either WRITING OR TYPING the PNs?

I have very good, clear handwriting , and my typing isnt all that great. Wud I be compromising my score in any way if I choose to write my PNs?
My medical school used to instruct us that we should never write the PN in CS because they think that examiners tend to underrate written and overrate typed notes.

I am not saying that writing your notes is a big mistake am just telling you what they told us.
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My medical school used to instruct us that we should never write the PN in CS because they think that examiners tend to underrate written and overrate typed notes.

I am not saying that writing your notes is a big mistake am just telling you what they told us.
aww man...now one more thing to practice... thanks for ur info though!
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Just wanna ask , what would be the minimum typing speed that wouldn't compromise the given time ?
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Just wanna ask , what would be the minimum typing speed that wouldn't compromise the given time ?
Probably 20-25 words per minute is enough.
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