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Default Step 2 CS: Do you summarize what the patient has told you?

I attended the Ximedus workshop this month. According to what they said, you
don't have to summarize what the patient just told you. It is not in the
SPs' checklist for CIS anymore.

I want to ask people who have attended other courses, do you get the same
information? Summarizing what the SP said is time consuming, usually takes
30 seconds to 1 minute, which is very crucial during the 15 minutes
encounter. It's good if we are not required to do it nowadays. But I want to
be sure that the SPs won't score me down for not doing that.

To clarify, one example of summarizing what the patient has told you will be
like this: "So as I understand it, your abdominal pains are infrequent,
a short time, and are always in the middle of your belly..."
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