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Old 01-25-2012
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Unhappy Proctor will report an incident in my CS due to prolonged PN

I am extremely EXTREMELY worried, please answer this... I recently took my CS and was prompted by the proctor twice to finish the note on time, and to click submit immediately (which for the first time I had done a couple of seconds after the announcement, and the second time, I did it just after the announcement) so the exam coordinator came and told me that they would have to report an incident, and i came and read about iit all on the USMLE bulletin, but no where was it written. Incidents were said to be reported against any irregularity to ensure that it was a fair assessment. No where did it say that the exam score would be affected it was found to be fair... I had an okay exam... my notes were complete, and i did not over stay in any patient encounter. My encounters went fairly fine too... I am just hoping to pass. Has any body ever encountered such a situation?
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Am not sure if that would affect your passing chances.

If I want to guess, then I think the supervisor would mention this
"This candidate kept typing the patient note for the second time despite first time warning".

This will then have to go to a Step 2 CS committee and they'll review the incident, "they may even watch videos of what happened as everything is recorded".

If they decide that it's irregular behavior (which I highly doubt) then there is a high chance that you'll fail the exam.

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The patient note was the highest rated part of the report, with a star! LOL!

Data gathering was borderline, but, who cares!

I PASSED!!!
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Hi, congratulations first..!
Second, I would like to ask you for an advice about the CS since you are a recent passer, I am preparing right now for Step1 and I already registered for my CS at 5/16. According to my schedule, I will only have 4 weeks preparing for CS (average of 50-55 hours a week). May I know where you took the test? and what are the most important items I have to take care of during these 4 weeks? my plan now is nothing more the FirstAid CS book, and some videos..
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Thumbs Up :) You're on the right track!

Thank you, and yes you are on the right track. Although the pattern of the patient note changes and you'll have to prepare accordingly. Each differential has to be supported with a finding you noticed when gathering data. So, practice your notes well. And the space is really limited!!! I was editing my notes most of the times till the last minute because of the very small space provided. Or maybe I just blabber a lot in my PN (the latter appears more believable, but I digress)

And practice your examination with a friend, it really helps.

Best of luck, Happy Stepping!
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Default The patient note?

You say the patient notes are changing? I thought this wouldn't be before june..!
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I am extremely EXTREMELY worried, please answer this... I recently took my CS and was prompted by the proctor twice to finish the note on time, and to click submit immediately (which for the first time I had done a couple of seconds after the announcement, and the second time, I did it just after the announcement) so the exam coordinator came and told me that they would have to report an incident, and i came and read about iit all on the USMLE bulletin, but no where was it written. Incidents were said to be reported against any irregularity to ensure that it was a fair assessment. No where did it say that the exam score would be affected it was found to be fair... I had an okay exam... my notes were complete, and i did not over stay in any patient encounter. My encounters went fairly fine too... I am just hoping to pass. Has any body ever encountered such a situation?

Did you have to fill out a form? I had this same thing yesterday and I'm totally freaking out. Can this be an automatic fail?
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Hopefully they will disregard it
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you have to be careful as you can get IRREGULAR BEHAVIOR and fail your exam do not type past the announcements
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always follow directions at all times
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