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Hi guys
This is my 1st post as a member
I used to read most of friends' posts which inspired me & helped me much
I got my scoring report 2 days back as follows:
ICE: Pass
CIS: Pass
SEP: Fail
I feel frustrated
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Hi guys
This is my 1st post as a member
I used to read most of friends' posts which inspired me & helped me much
I got my scoring report 2 days back as follows:
ICE: Pass
CIS: Pass
SEP: Fail
I feel frustrated
don't get frustrated, it's not the end. where did you take the test?
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don't get frustrated, it's not the end. where did you take the test?[/QUOTE]

In Philly
Many friends advised me not to go there because of that point. They told me exactly that IMG's spoken English is not always welcome in Philly, I did not believe them & thought all centers & SP's are the same but now I realized that idea was right
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In Philly
Many friends advised me not to go there because of that point. They told me exactly that IMG's spoken English is not always welcome in Philly, I did not believe them & thought all centers & SP's are the same but now I realized that idea was right[/QUOTE]
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I'm sorry you had to go through this. How many stars do you have in the borderline or below area? I think what would be most helpful is to try to find out what you can improve: Did you used accurate medical English words in your patient note? Was your SP having difficulties in understanding your English and asked you a lot to repeat?
It's really tough, but the good thing is that it is probably the easiest thing to fix. And just in case, you can try another center next time, just to be at least with this peace of mind. Atlanta test center was really nice and welcoming, despite the stress level.
Good luck!
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Don't believe the stories about Philadelphia. You didn't fail because you took it in Philadelphia. The USMLE will not allow certain test centers to have a higher failure rate than other testing centers, in any component (SEP, CIS, ICE). The stories of "Philly is harder" is just perpetuating lies. No one has statistics to back up their claim. Because those statistics don't exist. The rumor-mill continues though.

On that note, I am very sorry that you failed. I'm just letting you know it's not BECAUSE you took it in Philadelphia. The awesome news is that you have the medical knowledge and empathy already (you passed ICE and CIS!!), so now all you need to do is practice your english, talking in english as much as possible, and possibly getting help with how you pronounce stuff.

You can do it!
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don't get frustrated, it's not the end. where did you take the test?
I hate this question. Every test center is the same. All test centers are monitored, and statistics analyzed and compared on a regular basis. The USMLE, if they are good at one thing, is statistics.
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Sorry to hear that!
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I'm sorry to hear that SEP held you back from passing. I have created a program through Articulation LLC (www.cleararticulation.com) to specifically address spoken English proficiency in passing the CS 2 exam.

Please contact me for a free consult: info@cleararticulation.com
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