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Smile Dr Mark Swartz Book for the CS

I was a silent observer of this forum, I passed cs with higher performance and i promised that i will post my experience when i pass CS in first attempt.
time period for studies 4 weeks approx
material- Dr.Mark Swartz book for CS, U world and first aid
boost for my studies-Dr.Mark Swartz's C3NY coaching, My live Study partner and my skype partner. (Dr.MARK gave me proper guidance and taught me how to go ahead with this exam)
Reason for me to Pass - BLESSINGS FROM GOD & MOM

3 tricks to pass- CONFIDENCE, PRACTICE and DETERMINATION
PRACTICED all 110 case,daily practiced 5 case with my live study partner( my study partner was awesome in case taking and she played a major role for me to Pass, I thank her from deep within my heart)
DETERMINATION to give CS in spite of bad health during exam and i had to undergo a surgery immediately after my CS exam.
CONFIDENCE played the key role,i was not nervous after first case and i felt like that all my SP's were real patients and i treated them with full empathy.

Trust me u got to be confident, hardworking and truly dedicated.

PRACTICE n PRACTICE

RESULT- PASSED WITH HIGHER PERFORMANCE
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First off let me say Congratulations!!!!!!

Is there anything you would have done differently if you had to study it again? You know, any pitfalls, time lost, anything in exam to watch out for.....

Also, did you grade reflect the current changes they have going on? I am just starting IM and doing FA CS to prep up (hopefully taking it in Jan 2013).
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well if i had to give CS again,i guess i would have done at least an observership before i give step 2cs,empathized patients even more and would have gone again for C3ny coaching to know about the new format
-being an img i had no exposure to american patients but c3ny coaching and my live study partner did all the wonders
-frankly speaking i really practiced a lot everyday so on the day of my exam i was not nervous and i felt like i was practicing with my live study partner
-do practice typing patient note for all the cases
-well in new format they gonna judge u more in detail so i guess u need to know everything very well,how to empathize,how to do focused PE for each diagnosis u r thinking
- treat the SP's like real patients
-CONFIDENCE not only in u but also in ur gesture,i think this was in my favor totally
- JUST REMEMBER PRACTICE, EMPATHIZE AND BE CONFIDENT i guess this will do wonders for u

(hopefully i get an observership soon )
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-do time management well,practicing will help u to deal with ur time
- i did all the closures on time and i never even bother to see where the clock is in the room cos i never checked time during practice so my mind was set for 14min encounter
- i answered all challenging questions confidently don know whether it was right or wrong but i did say what i felt was rt
- yes i did miss some PE but i felt that was not important for the case
- did good eye contact, never saw the writing board wen i was taking case and indulged the patient to discuss about general health and stress in life during washing hands
-counselling was done for all that was needed
- do summarization
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C3ny is a good program but very expensive...i found the quality of jaypee's video atlas to be quite similar to the videos of CSE and Dr. Mark's course.
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Originally Posted by nkrao View Post
-do time management well,practicing will help u to deal with ur time
- i did all the closures on time and i never even bother to see where the clock is in the room cos i never checked time during practice so my mind was set for 14min encounter
- i answered all challenging questions confidently don know whether it was right or wrong but i did say what i felt was rt
- yes i did miss some PE but i felt that was not important for the case
- did good eye contact, never saw the writing board wen i was taking case and indulged the patient to discuss about general health and stress in life during washing hands
-counselling was done for all that was needed
- do summarization
Sorry for delay in replying. Thank you a million for all the information. I am sure you did extermely well on it. I know some of my friends that made similar mistakes and they passed with flying colors.
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