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Question Will i pass !!! And day exam experience

I did my cs exam in houston 2 days ago.
I did well in history taken but I'm worried about communications skill , I knock the door, clarify sp name, introduced my self, ask the sp if he comfortable in the room, I used open end question at least twice, used transational statements, answered some but not all challenging questions, ask permission for physical exam and summarized the sp history.
I'm worried about counseling and closures. There were about 5 cases not smoking, drinking alcohol, use condom ... So I didnt counsel them.
Also, the closures, I was mentioned two to three dd and two investigations but I felt myself was not confident as I have to be.
I knew all case with dd and investagtions.
I forgot some details in patient notes.

Do you think guys I will pass ?

Exam in few words:
It is not difficult but you have to be relax, 1st case usually the worse but your performance increase with the next cases. The time is very limited so don't ask unnecessary questions and try to be rapid during the physical exam but don't rush the SP.
Also, PN just 10 min. Start from down to above ..
Some sp when you asked him how can help you? He starts talk for 2 min. please don't interrupt him.

Any question about the exam I will happy to answe you guys
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Hopefully you will, there is a thread in the recommended section that shows all the mistakes and things you did right during the real test, along with the outcome.

Wishing you good luck!
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i am sure you have done well. the thing i noticed in Houston CS is tht every SP is asking 2-3 questions at least so we need to keep time aside for closure.
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i think that thread has become little irrelevant now after the raise in passing bar this Jan 2013 as the mistakes which were previously forgiven, may fail u the test now. so we need fresh exam experiences and a new but similar thread
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Thanks dr.xpaezx and dr.kdm I greatly appraciated your answer.
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Hi HRK ..U ve done well... Hopefully u will pass... Can u plz share ur experience? And few suggestions? M also taking my exam in Houston next week.. M actually able to finish my case in 14 min and m not so good at typing..do u think my timing is ok? Cuz I guess in real exam SP talks a lot.. How abt the cases? Are they similar to FA ? I ve read FA. And cse videos.. M actually worried abt the timing.. Cuz sometimes in order to finish it in time I forget abt few tests..

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Hi HRK ..U ve done well... Hopefully u will pass... Can u plz share ur experience? And few suggestions? M also taking my exam in Houston next week.. M actually able to finish my case in 14 min and m not so good at typing..do u think my timing is ok? Cuz I guess in real exam SP talks a lot.. How abt the cases? Are they similar to FA ? I ve read FA. And cse videos.. M actually worried abt the timing.. Cuz sometimes in order to finish it in time I forget abt few tests..
I mentioned many advices in the threat above.
In 10 of 12 I finished the history, pe and closure ... I asked about c/o and review other system very rapid and past medical history ... Do physical exam very quickly but don't rush the sp. You can't do everything in the exam, but you have focus in items that necessary for c/o.
About typing, practice then practice then practice ... Some SP talk a lot but not all what they are taking you have to write in PN .
To manage you time, also you have to practice as much as you can.

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