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Hello All,
The new exam pattern has been established after a series of pilot tests and feedback from test takers like you. The main notion of the new pattern is to judge the basic concepts of a physician to reach to a differential diagnosis.
The cases will not be any different from previous cases. But, your approach to the case is more vigorously scrutinized by both the SP and the doctor correcting your Patientnote.
Key points are:
1)Be more empathetic and sympathetic towards the patient
2)case must be streamlined and try to concentrate on my complaint. you should not be sidetracked with less relevant complains.
3)Donot blindly ask the list of questions given in the FA. try to rearrange them, according to the case and be more specific to the case and ask questions related to differentials first and then other system questions
4)be prepared to answer SP'S questions, who might shoot questions like, why you reached a particular diagnosis. so, donot be vague when telling them about your differentials.
5)in the PN--> complete DD'S first and list 3 reasons from Hx AND PEx for reaching a particular diagnosis. Dont panic, even if you are not able to fill up all 3 reasons.
6)you can interchange your DD'S order using a double headed arrow in btw DD'S
7)You will have a separate tab for vital signs on your screen. you dont need to get up from your seat to take a look at the vital signs

I hope this gives you a brief idea of what you have to expect. for any additional questions email me at csmadeeasy4u@gmail.com. I can give you customized guidance based on latest pattern of the exam. or visit the website http://www.csmadeeasy4u.com/latest-updates.html

good luck
cs guide.
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