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Hi guys! I'm preparing for step2cs. It's a very difficult exam for me, even if I have already passed step 1 and step 2ck with unexpected scores. Unfortunately english is neither my first Language nor my second one...and I've never studied in english in all my career as a student and resident in my country. I'm taking some english lessons and practicing with an american girl (who works in the biologic field )once a week. I want absolutely to know how much english proficiency is important to pass step 2cs. I can express myself easily and I feel confident enough when I speak in english...I understand a lot, almost everything when american people speak clearly and not so fast...Of course I undertand written medical english..My english level is rated as a B2/C1..!This exam is making me crazy...I'd like to move to US to do an observership an least to approach with american system, and be more confident. In the meantime I have to stay in my country to complete my residency program hoping to reach an advanced level, if it's supposed to be needed for step 2cs. I'd like to know: how good must your english be to pass this damn exam?Is there anybody here with similar worries?I'm thinking to take step2cs in chicago or philly. Are true all rumors about philly?Thank you
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Hi guys! I'm preparing for step2cs. It's a very difficult exam for me, even if I have already passed step 1 and step 2ck with unexpected scores. Unfortunately english is neither my first Language nor my second one...and I've never studied in english in all my career as a student and resident in my country. I'm taking some english lessons and practicing with an american girl (who works in the biologic field )once a week. I want absolutely to know how much english proficiency is important to pass step 2cs. I can express myself easily and I feel confident enough when I speak in english...I understand a lot, almost everything when american people speak clearly and not so fast...Of course I undertand written medical english..My english level is rated as a B2/C1..!This exam is making me crazy...I'd like to move to US to do an observership an least to approach with american system, and be more confident. In the meantime I have to stay in my country to complete my residency program hoping to reach an advanced level, if it's supposed to be needed for step 2cs. I'd like to know: how good must your english be to pass this damn exam?Is there anybody here with similar worries?I'm thinking to take step2cs in chicago or philly. Are true all rumors about philly?Thank you
I had a star in SEP,
Don't worry- first , be very confident, second they should be able to understand what you're saying. explain them well, speak clearly and a little bit loud, not too loud ( though I think I was very loud in my exam)

watch some movies and do talk to some people in english before the exam, that will increase your confidence..(like you'r already practicing with american frnd, which is good !)
But honestly, you'll pass this part if you put a lil bit of effort,.. and since you are already putting effors, you need not to worry on this little thing..
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It is very important to get a ESL instructor if this is a concern for you
It is subjective try to speak loud and clear
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