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Default Step 2 CS Question - Physical Findings in Patient Note

Hi guys,

I've been studying for the Step 2 CS for a few weeks now, and a question has popped into my mind. Since the Standardized Patients are usually healthy in real life, what should we write for the physical findings in the Patient Note? Should we just write down findings that we would expect to find in a certain case, even though the SP is healthy and not exhibiting the findings? For example, dullness to percussion in pneumonia?

I'm worried because now with the new PN format, there is more emphasis placed on writing down physical findings. If there are no findings on the healthy SP, how can we write anything down??
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