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Default Most effective way to prep for step 2 cs

BASIC TIPS FOR STEP 2 CS PREP IN 2 WEEKS

Book your exam date- most difficult test date of all the USMLE steps
 Buy a First Aid CS book (latest edition)- this book is the best baseline material for CS (the only book better than FA is our notes (IUSMLE CS notes)
 Start orientation: know details about testing and scoring system for CS: ICE, CIS, SEP
 Do all the mini-cases on FA CS book: do active studying- try to look at the cases and present the DDX and the work up/plans (be active-no time to waste)
 Begin with 5 long cases (FA CS book)
 Progress to Practicing 10-12 cases/daily
 Try to start typing out the patient notes- start by literally typing from the book and advance-PN with a timer for all the 12 cases
 Practice with a Live partner (a friend or family, wife/husband)- advance to pacticing with a colleague (someone prep for CS, med student, or a qualified SP)
 Always Ask them for honest feedback: evaluate your progression
 Organize for a mini mock exam with your team or partner
 At this point I would be considering a Live prep course or at least sending my PN to a qualified PN grader- for eval & feedback

SO HOW IMPT IS A LIVE COURSE? This totally depends on you;

Are You AMG, Caribbean Grad. Or other IMG?
Your clinical experience? which country did you go for med school? How much USCE?

A live course should be able to offer you lots of practice even before your Mock Exam, otherwise after your mock exam you go home and head to the exam, not too good. Therefore a Live Prep Course suppose to be an organized Practice Center not another ‘boring classroom’. A live course should also be able to evaluate you overall, including observing you throughout a clinical encounter incl. your patient note typing. Unfortunately programs emphasize more on the ‘CIS ‘ while student mostly fail on ‘ICE’ and few others fail on ‘SEP’. You must be earnest with ‘ICE’ component of the exam (which is basically PN and PE)

IN CONCLUSION
The greatest path to success is PRACTICE!!- this is a precision exam
 Finally, be motivated, be encouraged, believe you can and you will- Good luck!!!
 For day to day schedule for CS prep in 2 weeks-http://www.slideshare.net/IntegrityUsmleCourse/basic-tips-for-step-2-cs-in-2-weeks-d
 We just completed a successful Live Prep for our July classes, secure Your Seat For August 8th-12th classes Today or you can just send us your patient notes for detailed eval.
Keep in touch with us for any Step 2 CS questions, we have 4 well experienced MD’s to offer you help or evaluate your patient notes: www.iusmlecourse.com, email us: iusmlecourse@gmail.com or call us + 1 407 247 7153

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I failed my CS exam in ICE CIS thanks to your awful INTEGRITY garbage program and I would like a full refund your stats are fictitious and I would like to meet with you with my father, he is very upset. I got 250+ score in step I and this is a terrible thing for me, you need to offer a good product not a fake product its that simple. just give me my money back and i will be happy
I have all the proof on my credit card statement

Drodago,

We appreciate you writing and are saddened to hear this, as it does not reflect the common feedback we receive.
As we mentioned in a previous thread, we have not received any information from past students to this nature and we would like to look into and address your experience with you.
If you can please contact us at iusmlecourse@gmail.com and include your Reg Code, or any information on who you are and when you took the course, we would like to look into your situation.

If anyone is interested in hearing testimonials about the service, we have collated some on our website here:
http://www.iusmlecourse.com/student-testimonials

Thank you,
Integrity USMLE

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You are offering a poor quality service and I have the right to let people know about this you cannot threaten me and tell me i am pathetic!! that instructor Dr Gideon is not an american doctor he is an african graduate with heavy accent, noone in the class found his review helpful noone want to learn from him and i dont think anyone does as he could not answer any questions from any of us. Please refund my money immediately you have ruined my application bigtime. just give me the refund then i will be at peace
So I have watched the coordinator of this course try to address your issue in many threads, so maybe you must have signed some kind of life-binding agreement with them or something, because all the prep courses just guide you , no one has the powers to pass you on such a very subject exam. So accept you failed by your own fault, so it helps you do better next time. Therefore I think instead crying everywhere, you should take responsibility for your failure. I attended this program and many others and all I can say is excellent, very practical, focussed on high yields, the MD's are well spoken and very nice team of professional. I never heard anything before I attended and afterwards. In addition I couldn't have passed without their help and my efforts too, so take responsibility for your failure or contact them directly.
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Default My CS experience

FA CS BOOK+ LOTS OF LIVE PRACTICE (PARTNER) + IUSMLE CS COURSE= HIGH PERFORMANCE SCORE
iusmlecourse- is a must-do live prep course for all IMGs. They make you practically work on your weaknesses and overcome your fears with lots of practice with experienced SP's
Just based on personal encounter! I attended Iusmle Live course, had my exam in Atlanta with a stellar performance in ICE and CIS & BD pass on SEP
Thanks Integrity team!
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so how much does the live course cost? i am only interested in live courses. And who are the instructors? And how do the practice SPs work?
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I failed with this course I definitely do not recommend this at all to any student, I was dissatisfied with the course and failed my exam and was not fully prepared thanks to these incompetent people, they only offered 3 sp for big group of students which is not what they promise in their fake website with fake stock images. please avoid this course at all costs. ]
give me my refund and my money back then i will leave you alone.
you got 250+ on usmle step 1? what happened with step 2?
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so how much does the live course cost? i am only interested in live courses. And who are the instructors? And how do the practice SPs work?
Hi, thanks for your interest.
Our live courses cost as from $899 for a standard package and $560 for a one-day full simulated mock exam. Note that you would qualify for an additional 15% discounts on any package if you enroll via usmle-forum ad, so email us directly with this reference IUSMLEFORUM1133(iusmlecourse@gmail.com)
We have 4 well experienced MDs, 3 of them have been practicing and working with med students for over a decade in the US. Their names and practices are on our website, so you can google their practice.
Most of our SP's are native speakers with some Caribbean grad MD's too. In our live workshops you basically would start practicing with a live SP from your day 1 and would be getting feedback from SP's and your fellow students too.
Since this is a practical exam, we adopt hands-on training style with our students and would expose you to the common exam style cases and challenging questions.
Please feel free to email us for more details and your personal expectations.
Thanks and goodluck!
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BASIC TIPS FOR STEP 2 CS PREP IN 2 WEEKS

Book your exam date- most difficult test date of all the USMLE steps
 Buy a First Aid CS book (latest edition)- this book is the best baseline material for CS (the only book better than FA is our notes (IUSMLE CS notes)
 Start orientation: know details about testing and scoring system for CS: ICE, CIS, SEP
 Do all the mini-cases on FA CS book: do active studying- try to look at the cases and present the DDX and the work up/plans (be active-no time to waste)
 Begin with 5 long cases (FA CS book)
 Progress to Practicing 10-12 cases/daily
 Try to start typing out the patient notes- start by literally typing from the book and advance-PN with a timer for all the 12 cases
 Practice with a Live partner (a friend or family, wife/husband)- advance to pacticing with a colleague (someone prep for CS, med student, or a qualified SP)
 Always Ask them for honest feedback: evaluate your progression
 Organize for a mini mock exam with your team or partner
 At this point I would be considering a Live prep course or at least sending my PN to a qualified PN grader- for eval & feedback

SO HOW IMPT IS A LIVE COURSE? This totally depends on you;

Are You AMG, Caribbean Grad. Or other IMG?
Your clinical experience? which country did you go for med school? How much USCE?

A live course should be able to offer you lots of practice even before your Mock Exam, otherwise after your mock exam you go home and head to the exam, not too good. Therefore a Live Prep Course suppose to be an organized Practice Center not another ‘boring classroom’. A live course should also be able to evaluate you overall, including observing you throughout a clinical encounter incl. your patient note typing. Unfortunately programs emphasize more on the ‘CIS ‘ while student mostly fail on ‘ICE’ and few others fail on ‘SEP’. You must be earnest with ‘ICE’ component of the exam (which is basically PN and PE)

IN CONCLUSION
The greatest path to success is PRACTICE!!- this is a precision exam
 Finally, be motivated, be encouraged, believe you can and you will- Good luck!!!
 For day to day schedule for CS prep in 2 weeks-http://www.slideshare.net/IntegrityUsmleCourse/basic-tips-for-step-2-cs-in-2-weeks-d
 We just completed a successful Live Prep for our July classes, secure Your Seat For August 8th-12th classes Today or you can just send us your patient notes for detailed eval.
Keep in touch with us for any Step 2 CS questions, we have 4 well experienced MD’s to offer you help or evaluate your patient notes: www.iusmlecourse.com, email us: iusmlecourse@gmail.com or call us + 1 407 247 7153
thanks for sharing
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For Step 2 CS Exam Takers
Once you learn how to be professional, polite and showing empathy, then you got CIS down.
Invest most of your prep time on the correct patient note format and note typing skills and speed. You can practice CIS with anyone-on the phone, Skype, in front of a mirror by yourself, live with an SP, prep course etc.
You can fake CIS, try to speak slowly & clearly for SEP, but for ICE, you must dedicate adequate time. This is the most objective component of CS exam
Practice practice practice is the ultimate key

Our program have helped numerous students achieve outstanding success on Step 2 CS with high performance esp in ICE, here's how we can help you without spending much-
Show you how USMLE CS grade your patient notes
Show you common abbreviations that saves you time while typing
Give you expert coaching that will improve your performance within 1 week
Send you a standard patient note template when you submit your note ( these notes were hand prepared by our MD's and students that scored very high performance on Step CS)
We grade every one of the four parts of your patient note as per USMLE CS standard
Every PN is being graded by 2 well experienced MD's & you receive an average score and feedback

This is well structured for your success and has worked for lots of other students. Our main purpose is for you to pass with high performance and on single attempt.

Contact us with any Step 2 cs questions, send us your patient notes via www.iusmlecourse.com
Please note for eval & feedback, you have to enroll to our patient note packages, is super discounted now for your benefit: iusmlecourse.com
As low as US$19.99 ( one-time) US$199.99 ( unlimited access till your test)
GOOD LUCK!
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