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Old 01-02-2016
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Default Disturbing reason why some people may fail USMLE Step 2 CS

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“Boring job, useless company, lots of money for hardly any skills ”
Current Employee - Standardized Patient in Philadelphia, PA

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I have been working at ECFMG part-time (More than 3 years)


Great co workers, free lunch and coffee.


This job eats away at your brain. You sit there, repeating the same lines over and over until you can't remember what the truth is anymore. The skills you develop here have no value at any other job, and there is no room for advancement for 99% of the people.

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Spend a day a year as an SP.

Former Employee - Standardized Patient in Atlanta, GA

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I worked at ECFMG part-time (More than 3 years)


Excellent co workers that treat you like family and amazing morale as soon as you walk in the door. Good friends to be made guaranteed and you will never leave work feeling anything short of happy after hugging your colleagues on the way out. And as if that wasn't enough, they threw phenomenal employee parties and continuous training sessions throughout my career there...(a day in the life of a medical student examine etc....) Unlike other places I've worked I can honestly say the staff at ECFMG Atlanta truly cared for each and every one of their employees like we were one of their own. I hated I had to leave this position but had to due to a move to Charleston, SC.Show Less


Not enough locations throughout the country (to work at ). Also, while working as a standardized patient for four years at this location, playing the same case (Laura Richards) it eventually became tough working with some student doctor examinees taking the exam due to language barriers, the duration of the physical exams, or just the intensity of the physical exam, altogether. After 12 standardized exams per shift, it became difficult recalling the checklist information, but that was my own challenge at hand Show Less

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I love you all and miss you so much...I really hope you're all well and taking care of eachother just like you always have. Thank you for being a terrific example on how we should all treat eachother with respect and dignity while treating others the same way. XO
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Go quit your job if you don't like it they will replace you fast
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