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I just finished my exam. Please ask questions freely and I will try to answer them as soon as and as thoroughly as I can.

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I just finished my exam. Please ask questions freely and I will try to answer them as soon as and as thoroughly as I can.

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Can you please tell me where did you take the exam and if the cases from FA were enough? Also, I would like to ask you how much time have you prepared for this exam and what resources have you used. Thanks!
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Can you please tell me where did you take the exam and if the cases from FA were enough? Also, I would like to ask you how much time have you prepared for this exam and what resources have you used. Thanks!
I have the same questions!
Pls. tell us more about your experience and resources used.
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I have the same questions!
Pls. tell us more about your experience and resources used.
Thank you for the post. I am actually in the process of writing my experience in detail. Should be able to post in the next few hours.
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Can you please tell me where did you take the exam and if the cases from FA were enough? Also, I would like to ask you how much time have you prepared for this exam and what resources have you used. Thanks!
Teona,

I took the exam in Chicago. I work full time (8-5pm) and I prepared for 1 month. I only used FA and CSEVideos and practiced with a non-medical friend.

I am writing a detailed note on my prep and what I learned and will post soon.
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Thank you! I am waiting for your post, because I will take the exam also in Chicago and I am also preparing for a month and half....hope everything went well!
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Thank you for the post. I am actually in the process of writing my experience in detail. Should be able to post in the next few hours.
Thanks. Can't wait for your post then.
I watched CSE videos and some cases from CSE are not on FA (example: eye pain, rash). What are your thoughts about it?
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Thanks. Can't wait for your post then.
I watched CSE videos and some cases from CSE are not on FA (example: eye pain, rash). What are your thoughts about it?
posted the experience.
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Congratulations on finishing the exam .. And thanks for ur kindness .. May I ask about this thing that is bothering me , you see I'm not a fast typewritter and I noticed on usmle.org that since few months, they modified the PN so that u should write pertinent +ve/-ve history and P/E findings to support each DDx from the 3 DDx u predict .. Is that true ?????? And 2nd Q:can I type with caps on all the time?
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FROM which buk u prepared for physical examination?
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Congratulations on finishing the exam .. And thanks for ur kindness .. May I ask about this thing that is bothering me , you see I'm not a fast typewritter and I noticed on usmle.org that since few months, they modified the PN so that u should write pertinent +ve/-ve history and P/E findings to support each DDx from the 3 DDx u predict .. Is that true ?????? And 2nd Q:can I type with caps on all the time?
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Yes, it is correct that now you only have to write 3 D/D, but with each D/D you need to mention the relevant history and PE findings supporting that differential.

Yes, there is no limitation that you cannot type in caps. Not sure why you would want to do that though. It's a little annoying to me to read all caps.
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FROM which buk u prepared for physical examination?
Hello,

I used just the CSE videos and looked up a few things in FA. the CSE videos were a great help and I actually completely imitated what the doctor in the videos was doing. Just see the videos and figure out what to do in a quick exam of all systems and a full exam of all systems.You dont have a lot of time anyway - you will have a little over 5 minutes (if you finish the history on time, which is difficult to do by itself).

Just like learning a bunch of history mnemonics and making the process so 'robotic' that you don't have to stop and think what's next, practice the specific PE steps for all systems exactly as the CSE video shows - 'robotic'.
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I used just the CSE videos and looked up a few things in FA. the CSE videos were a great help and I actually completely imitated what the doctor in the videos was doing. Just see the videos and figure out what to do in a quick exam of all systems and a full exam of all systems.You dont have a lot of time anyway - you will have a little over 5 minutes (if you finish the history on time, which is difficult to do by itself).

Just like learning a bunch of history mnemonics and making the process so 'robotic' that you don't have to stop and think what's next, practice the specific PE steps for all systems exactly as the CSE video shows - 'robotic'.
this videos are free or v hv to buy subscription?
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this videos are free or v hv to buy subscription?
You have to buy a subscription to view the videos.
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