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Old 02-01-2012
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I am very happy I passed cs exam today.

Location: LA
Exam date: November 8, 2011
Study time: 6 weeks
Materials: barbara bates pe text, first aid, CSEVideo, and Kaplan cs text.

My exam: I cant tell youmy cases but you are safe with fa and csevideo all my cases are from those sources. I had a couple of weird cases, I can tell you this, if sp is in street clothes you dont do a pe on them that I know for sure.
My hardest cases are the phone cases, it is like you are in the dark with no sp and no pe.
The center proctors are very nice and will answer all your questions, the other students are nice to.
The exam goes by pretty quick, but for sure you are nervous in the first few cases.
Its a general exam most people have a similar experience the hardest part is finding what materials you like and study partner that knows the exam or is studying for it. And how you behave and act out in the exam is key, I followed the outline in fa and imitated the doctors in csevideo. You need a guide to follow I found this works for sure.

If you have any questions please post them.
Good luck to everyone
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thankyou pancake and congrats on your passing

Iam taking cs exam in a day and I am following the plan you have listed except for barbara bates book, how important is that will I be ok without this book
please tell me what you think of pe in csevideo I am doing this format now for a almost a month and doing the first aid. I am nervous please tell me more of the exam and what I need to cover in last days.
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hi pancake
do you do exam in on sp with street clothes some say yes some say no
I need to know please
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hi jesse,
good luck with your exam. I hope you get this message in time.

If you get an sp with street clothes you do not do a pe on them, the door way information will not tell you that but in the kaplan book it says if they are in street clothes and not in a gown you do not do a pe and they are correct based on my experience in the exam.

you do not need to follow barbara bates the physical exam in csevideo will help you alot if you practiced them and can do them in the right amount of time, I used the bates book becasue I like to overdo everything, its a big book and not a real requirement for cs.
Good Luck again let us know how it goes
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Old 02-05-2012
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I also aced the CS exam in the first attempt. Got my result last week.

Prep time: 1 month
Materials: FA (read atleast 3 times), Jaypee's Video Atlas of USMLE Step 2 CS Cases & Tips (DVD recommended by my senior...did wonders for me) and mock test organised in Delhi by an ECFMG certified doctor.

i am so happy that I would like to recommend the same protocol to all IMG's appearing for the exam.
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pancake
thank you for your advice
I have taken my cs now and it was not too hard or confusing. I followed your advice and hope to have a passing score,
wish me luck
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can you send me a sample of patient note you actually wrote in exam at waskhan28@yahoo.
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congratulations!
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Pancake
where did you go?
finished with exams
post your progress we want to know
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congratulations on your result!! Can you please inbox me a sample of your patient note. My exam is in 3 days:sorry:
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