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Old 03-20-2016
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Default Cs experience on jan 28, 2016 in houston

Hii everyone, iam verymuch pleased to write my cs experience which has many odds and so is realistic, will clear doubts for future exam aspirants.
I went to houston on jan 10th, studied cs notes and first aid there for 5 days, did fa cs mini cases and few major cases previously and studied with skype sp for a week.So from jan 15 studied with live sp in baymont daily for about 5-6 hrs.i studied with different people to get different approaches that helped to some extent.so was practising live daily fa cases and my cs notes.

I wrote all the mnemonics for case history and also for case DDs at a place and praticed them from day1. so in a week i was thorough with the case taking part,but was not confident.next week was gaining confidence after practicing counselling,advice , challenging qstns part from FA and some other notes from internet(scribd). last week praticed patient notes daily for 2 hrs,as i was good with typing speed.

Finally last 3 days was studying and practicing got bored of it.Last day just read all notes,mnemonics and went to exam.I didnt gave any mock test nor took any cs course as i thought they were only teaching what we discuss in groups.

EXAM DAY: went to exam on time with permit and id, was confident, when strted the 1st case, i became totally nervous suddenly,asked all relative history,after getting a diagnosis came out 2 mins early ,this was the situation for first 3 cases,then i suddenly realised i would have given a mock test to eliminate this nervousness,never ever bad or late, i sat in 10 mins break walked,ate some cookies,went to washroom,decided myself nervousness gonna fail me so be COOL. Then relaxed lil bit and tuk remaining 3 cases.

Next lunch break i ate lightly and my nervousness was gone and took remaining aft 6 cases confidently.Thankgod, however did some mistakes.

1. forgot to ask obgyn hx for one female
2.gave wrong diagnosis to one pt,although they dont care wat we say, corrected while writing patient notes
3.dint do mental status exam in one patient,
4.forgot to sanitise hands before touching one patient ,realised immediately apologised the patient and sanitised then and continued exmn,

One patient was standing offered her help to sit she refused as she was flng btr standing, so i too stood for that case,later she wanted to sit,i helped her. So what all matters is doing major part of the case correctly,silly mistakes wont count, getting DDs at the end, writing relevant patient notes in time, i wrote pt notes in capitals only.and i came out of the encounter as soon as i got the diagnosis and doing relevant FOCUSSED EXMN, as dong unnecessary exmn and Hx wont help i think.

Finally result came on march 2nd, skipped a beat, i PASSED WITH HIGHER PERFORMANCE . GOODLUCK GUYS.Happy to answer any qstns.

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Great! thanks for sharing.
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