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Old 11-08-2015
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Default How I passed Step 2 CS: some tips

Hello Everyone

I just took CS and got my score (I got a HIGH PASS) back about 2 weeks ago.

I took it at the Atlanta Location.

Resources Used: First Aid Step 2 CS AND "Step 2 CS Mnemonics and Tips Made Simple" (both on amazon)

How I prepared: I started reading the cases in the back of FA. I got all the cases down. I then used this cheap $5 book from amazon "Step 2 CS Mnemonics..." Following its tips, which is actually written by a past standardized patient, I scored A LOT of points. I was surprised because in the sections I thought I failed, I got a high pass just by doing certain things written in this tiny book; highly recommended. I didn't have a partner to practice on but I still made high pass.

Experience: It went by fast and easy; they gave us food which was great; I did need some coffee towards the last 2 cases

Tips: Buy those 2 resources and you should be golden

If any questions, reply to the post. Thanks!
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You practiced alone? I have a baby and I have very odd timings for study. So, can you guide me like how can i do my examinations and all? I ve done cases from FA almost twice
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Default Hi ! Step 2 CS

Thanks for your post !

I tried to find the Mnemonics book but only the kindle version was available on Amazon.Did you use the kindle version ?

Is it true that that there would be some list of cases ,Just the way there is a list for Houston cases doing rounds on the net ??

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Default How to pass the CIS part?

Hi Dr. Vlad,
thank you for the post, I took this exam and failed just the CIS and despite writing emails and rescoring, the usmle org won't give me answers on why I failed.

Do you have any tips on passing this section? Honestly I thought I was polite, knocked, asked if they had questions in the end.... I'm writing this in Atlanta in a week and I just want to know how to pass this part at least because there must be more to it than just being polite...
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