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Those who already took the exam or know this:
can we write the menomics on the blue sheet before the 15 minutes announcement start ?

and is there gap between the 10 minutes of the PN and the 15 min of next encounter ?
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Those who already took the exam or know this:
can we write the menomics on the blue sheet before the 15 minutes announcement start ?

and is there gap between the 10 minutes of the PN and the 15 min of next encounter ?
No you cannot write anything on the blue paper prior to the 15 mins. I know because I inadvertently wrote the word 'Drape' on the blue sheet before the 15 mins just so I remember to drape the pt when I go in the room. The exam proctor saw that and quietly took that paper and gave me another one.

After the 15 mins are up, the 10 mins for the note start right away. If you happen to leave the encounter before 15 mins you can use the additional time for your PN.
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Those who already took the exam or know this:
can we write the menomics on the blue sheet before the 15 minutes announcement start ?

and is there gap between the 10 minutes of the PN and the 15 min of next encounter ?
You will get about 1 minute break between the PN of one encounter and the 15mins of the next encounter. That 1 minute includes walking from the computer to the next door and the 30 second time while the SP's r getting ready
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Those who already took the exam or know this:
can we write the menomics on the blue sheet before the 15 minutes announcement start ?

and is there gap between the 10 minutes of the PN and the 15 min of next encounter ?
Never write anything before the announcement is made.
As numbndumb mentioned it, the gap is just enough for you to move on to the next door.
On a side note, the entire affair goes on pretty fast! you'll realize that once you are done with 5 encounters and you feel like you just did 3
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no you can not write before the announcement for the examinees. So that means the 2nd announcement before each encounter.
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and is there gap between the 10 minutes of the PN and the 15 min of next encounter ?
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when you are standing in front of the door for the patient encounter you will hear
1st "SP please prepare".
then after a 30 second interval you will hear
2nd "You may begin your patient encounter".
Until the second announcement is made you cannot write anything on the blue sheet
If you feel that you still have a doubt watch the cs orientation video, It'll explain everything that you need to know
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