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I am an IMG passed step 1 preparing for step 2 ck.I have decided to prepare for CS in between my prep.

I have few questions about this exam........
1. Is FA completely enough or we need other sources such as Kaplan complex cases book.
2. Are the cases in FA given system wise........this would give me a upper hand as i would prepare those cases after i finish that system from CK.
3. I am from non English speaking country which makes me lacking in communication skills.............i have heard that Rosetta stones is good to build it up( I am watching english videos and House MD ......but it seems these things are not helping me enough)
4. My typing speed is around 25 words per minute which i think according to new exam pattern is not enough.Are there any free softwares cause i tried mavis beacon and typing master but they are too costly.
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Not really sure why you thought that would help, in fact the behavior on that show is the complete opposite of what you want to exhibit during your encounter!

1. FA is enough
2. Cases are symptom wise, not system wise
3. See above
4. You'll need to improve on typing speed, there are a few websites (if you Google "typing speed test", they'll help you speed things up)
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Not really sure why you thought that would help, in fact the behavior on that show is the complete opposite of what you want to exhibit during your encounter!

1. FA is enough
2. Cases are symptom wise, not system wise
3. See above
4. You'll need to improve on typing speed, there are a few websites (if you Google "typing speed test", they'll help you speed things up)
Thanks PatelMD.
Actually i was not referring there case management style just there communication skills.I fear my communication skills are no that good and about the accent too.
And about typing speed how many words do you think is enough for CS.
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Thanks PatelMD.
Actually i was not referring there case management style just there communication skills.I fear my communication skills are no that good and about the accent too.
And about typing speed how many words do you think is enough for CS.
They suck at this too, they aren't empathetic, and they judge. I suggest not doing any of that .

Your communication skills can improve, refer to my thread "Another I think I failed Thread".

As for the typing speed, you definitely need to double what it is right now.
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