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Smile Passed CS with flying colors....my CS experience!!

I got my CS result last week and I passed the exam with flying colors and would like to share my experience with everyone.

Prep time: 1 month

I didnt have much idea about the exam and was really confused, when my senior helped me out with it. This is what I did in 1 month:

Started off by reading first aid ...once i finished reading it, I started viewing this DVD "Jaypee's Video Atlas of USMLE Step 2 CS Cases & Tips".... The good points about this DVD were:
- they had shown the correct method of opening the encounter and had mentioned the importance of correct opening (i realized this during the exam and also once i got my result)
- proper transitions and right method of taking history
- tips on how to counsel patients and establish a good rapport
- tips on how to carry out focused physical examination

I saw this DVD thrice and read FA a couple of times after that.

Practice is the key to pass this exam provided one knows the correct method!!

Practiced cases with my friends and seniors and finally took a mock exam organised by the co-author of the DVD at Delhi. That was the icing on the cake...he gave me so many important tips, which helped me crack the exam.

Along with this I watched a lot of English movies and spoke to a lot of Americans before taking the exam. This helped me in understanding their accent.

This was my exam experience and i feel this is a sure shot way of clearing the exam in the first attempt especially for FMG's.

If anyone has any more queries...i would be more than happy to help you out.
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Hi, thanks and congratulations on your success.

Would it be possible for you to share some of the tips that you learnt from DVDs? Not everyone can afford or have a chance to access them. If you could share them some points which you found particularly useful, it will be mighty great of you. Thanks.
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Hi, thanks and congratulations on your success.

Would it be possible for you to share some of the tips that you learnt from DVDs? Not everyone can afford or have a chance to access them. If you could share them some points which you found particularly useful, it will be mighty great of you. Thanks.
Sure...for starters...they paid a lot of attention on the opening of the encounter and i completely agree with them because you can cover a lot of CIS points in the opening 2 mins of the encounter.
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i m from delhi, plz tell me where to get this dvd and whats the price , thank you
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Hi and congrats . plz tell me where to get this dvd and whats the price plus............did u get a chance to read UW and the dvd........coz i have both first aid n UW CS books......thanks.
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i m from delhi, plz tell me where to get this dvd and whats the price , thank you
you can get the DVD for Rs 900 at AIIMS, Safdarjang, MAMC book shop or from Arora Book Shop at Yusuf Sarai.

if you are in delhi...i strongly recommend this course/ mock test by the co-author of the DVD....it is worth it!! you can contact him at rohankhandelwal@gmail.com

best of luck for your exam
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Hi and congrats . plz tell me where to get this dvd and whats the price plus............did u get a chance to read UW and the dvd........coz i have both first aid n UW CS books......thanks.
it is available in all medical book shops in Delhi and India. you can also purchase it online...just google the name and you will get the details. it is for Rs 990 in india.

FA and UW are almost the same...i did the extra cases given in UW. Best of luck for your exam
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congrats ......man......well where was ur exam center..??
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congrats ......man......well where was ur exam center..??
took the exam in LA....center does not make a difference.
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congratulations!! i followed pretty much the same routine....FA along with the DVD is sure shot way to pass! are you done with the other steps?
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congratulations!! i followed pretty much the same routine....FA along with the DVD is sure shot way to pass! are you done with the other steps?
i am done with step 1...preparing for CK. did you also do the prep course with Dr. Rohan?
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I got my CS result last week and I passed the exam with flying colors and would like to share my experience with everyone.

Prep time: 1 month

I didnt have much idea about the exam and was really confused, when my senior helped me out with it. This is what I did in 1 month:

Started off by reading first aid ...once i finished reading it, I started viewing this DVD "Jaypee's Video Atlas of USMLE Step 2 CS Cases & Tips".... The good points about this DVD were:
- they had shown the correct method of opening the encounter and had mentioned the importance of correct opening (i realized this during the exam and also once i got my result)
- proper transitions and right method of taking history
- tips on how to counsel patients and establish a good rapport
- tips on how to carry out focused physical examination

I saw this DVD thrice and read FA a couple of times after that.

Practice is the key to pass this exam provided one knows the correct method!!

Practiced cases with my friends and seniors and finally took a mock exam organised by the co-author of the DVD at Delhi. That was the icing on the cake...he gave me so many important tips, which helped me crack the exam.

Along with this I watched a lot of English movies and spoke to a lot of Americans before taking the exam. This helped me in understanding their accent.

This was my exam experience and i feel this is a sure shot way of clearing the exam in the first attempt especially for FMG's.

If anyone has any more queries...i would be more than happy to help you out.
completely agree with you!!
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=Thank you for the tip on the Jaypee videos,, they are very helpful!
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