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Is it okay to do just two ddx if running out of time?
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I GUESS, IT WILL BE BETTER IF YOU START YOUR PN WITH 1.DDX , 2.WORK UP, 3.PE AND THEN FINALY 4.HISTORY.
SO YOU WILL NOT MISS ANY OF YOUR DDx.
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Is it okay to do just two ddx if running out of time?
It is best to get all 3 filled it however it is not mandatory. For certain cases there may in fact ONLY be 2 possible differentials so it is alright to have only 2. Most prefer to fill in the differentials first then fill out history and physical exam but it is a personal preference pick the way you are most comfortable with. If you go with a way you are not comfortable with then you stress out even more on the exam and noone needs added stress.
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As said earlier , DDx are preferably filled earlier. I followed the same sequence. So I always had my DDx, Wrkup , PE completely filled.
Hx can be written later. This works probably because you have Hx already on the sheet and its easy to get it down. This job is best done when you are stressed with the fact that you are left with less time.
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