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Listening Step 2 CS Mistakes: Feedback please!

Please help me. I think I failed my Step 2 CS. I am desperate to get some feedback. Here are my errors:

1) I completely bombed 2 of the cases. There were 2 lightheaded cases, but I didnít have time to do even a Neuro or HEENT exam on them. I only did cardio, pulm, and extremities, and then did my closure for them. I consequently didn't know the correct diagnoses for either of these cases.
2) I draped some of the patients incorrectly for abdominal exams. For example I pulled the gown down completely, exposing the chest.
3) I didnít summarize the H&P for ANYONE. I did a strong closure, and explained my workup, but never did a summary.
4) For pre-diabetic patient, I didnít counsel him on food, I didnít check his sensory on exam, and I didnít do a fundoscopic exam. I also didnít order an albumin test on the workup. I did cover his primary disorder though.
5) For cervical disk herniation, I wrote down the diagnosis as impinged nerve. I donít know if they accept non medical terminology.

I think the rest of the exam went well. I did the standard things correctly, wash hands, use patients name, respectfully spoke, discussed smoking/drug/sex issues. I did a closure for everyone, and never ran out of time. I believe I got 10/12 diagnoses right, and guessed on those 2 lightheadedness cases. I'm American so English isn't an issue. My main concern is the 2 cases that I bombed, and the draping issues for the abdominal exam. Am I guaranteed to fail?? Please help!!
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for 1- i hope you get it right
2- no worries no one perfect in that.
3- ?
4- prediabetic so i think sensory or eye exam not a big deal as far as it's just secondary problem in the case.
5- they test the concept and how you think i think they get your diagnosis not necessary to be perfect.
so don't worry u will be fine especiallt your patient note complete and organized. jist no. 3 will be only little problem but will not affect you , you will pass.
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Thanks for your reply usramt. I appreciate it.

Have you heard of anyone missing an entire section of physical exam and still passing? I didn't do Neuro or HEENT exams on 2 patients with lightheadedness. I think that's as bad as not doing a CVS exam on an MI patient. I went straight to the closure because I was running low on time.
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I wouldn't worry about your 2,3 4 or 5. Regarding 1, it's little tricky but if you ask if it should make you fail this test, the answer is a big NO. So just try to relax and as our friend Shima said, you will remember more stuff every morning so brace yourself
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I think your ICE might go down a little bit because of those mistakes, but if you performed well in the other cases and if you manage to write a good PN, you'll pass comfortably.. Remember that you just need to get 65% in ICE to pass, so relax.. That's not the end of the world..

Also, if you were able to anatomically differentiate the cause of dizziness Heart vs Cerebellum vs Inner ear, that would be great.. Of course, that forgetting a Romberg or vibratory sensation sucks.. But you received credit for other thinks of your PE, like Cardio exam..
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you guys were right. I am remembering more and more that I forgot :-(

I feel like my brain wasn't working or something. It's horrifying how our entire futures depend on a few 15 minute patient encounters. Praying for a Pass :sorry:
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I feel the same way. It's going to be a long 2 months for both of us.
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don't worry....you are not alone my friend. This feeling will become less in 2-3 weeks n then again start hitting you few days before the result day. So don't worry. I was dreaming of failing it almost every night after i took it.
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you guys were right. I am remembering more and more that I forgot :-(

I feel like my brain wasn't working or something. It's horrifying how our entire futures depend on a few 15 minute patient encounters. Praying for a Pass :sorry:
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I just realized I missed the most important PE manuever in one of the cases. Ironically I still got the diagnosis correct, so hopefully it wont hurt me too much.

Sigh....
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I just realized I missed the 2nd most likely diagnosis for one of my cases.....

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Currently studying for Step 2 CK, and have realized I missed ANOTHER one of the differentials on a case of mine. I definitely should not have taken CS before CK. I feel I was so unprepared for this exam...
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Currently studying for Step 2 CK, and have realized I missed ANOTHER one of the differentials on a case of mine. I definitely should not have taken CS before CK. I feel I was so unprepared for this exam...
If you keep thinking about the day of your exam, you will keep remembering things you could have done differently. But remember, CS is mostly about communication and not primarily about your ability to I diagnose something correctly. No one here can tell you if you will pass because you might have done some things unconsciously that you did not tell us about that are good or bad. And then again, who can know how they did in an exam like that? Everyone is nervous, so our perception is different.
We are all rooting for you to pass! Until then, try not to think about it and concentrate on 2 ck prep.
And be sure to let us know as soon as you find out. The wait is brutal, I know... I feel for you!
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I made a lot of similar mistakes! Forgot crucial PE maneuvers in at least 3 cases, couldn't remember the specific medical term for the diagnosis on one case so used a more general one (like your 'nerve impingement'), had some mishaps with history taking on one case in particular... list goes on and on. I posted here (I have these mistakes in my CS exam!), which has a huge number of posts going through mistakes other people have made as well as their results. If you haven't seen it already, I felt at least a little bit reassured by what I read.

I hope we pass :sorry: it's going to be a LONG wait til august...
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I win, I ran out of time while counseling like 6-8 times.

I did explain my differential and workup but I ran out of time during the crucial part for CIS
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hi i took my cs exam 20 days ago
- i made a lot of mistakes but what worries me the most is i type the first 5 or 6 cases with lower case only because at my first case i didn't hit the cap lock enough and i just keep on typing with lower case do you think i am done
- the other thing i miss one closure and one major diagnosis ??
- and i also missed couple of advise , two of the sp ask me to repeat my question
- do you think i can make it ?:sorry:
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wtf why would anyone fail your using lower case....

Seriously some people >_<

Come back when you actually have a mistake
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lol
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I DON'T THINK IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE EVEN IF WRITING IN LOWER CASE SEEMS A MINOR MISTAKE STARTING A SENTENCE WITH UPPER CASE IS A BASIC PRINCIPLE THAT IS GIVEN FOR 2ND GRADERS
- AS WE ARE DOCTORS I EXPECT TO MINDING OUR LANGUAGE BECAUSE IT CAN HURT FEELING ESP AT THIS TIME .
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I DON'T THINK IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE EVEN IF WRITING IN LOWER CASE SEEMS A MINOR MISTAKE STARTING A SENTENCE WITH UPPER CASE IS A BASIC PRINCIPLE THAT IS GIVEN FOR 2ND GRADERS
- AS WE ARE DOCTORS I EXPECT TO MINDING OUR LANGUAGE BECAUSE IT CAN HURT FEELING ESP AT THIS TIME .
I don't see why typing all lower case would be any worse than upper case.
Like you said, not professional, but typing all upper case is not either.
I have no idea what this will do to your score but I am pretty sure if that is the only mistake you did you will not fail because of that.
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Default I didn't do the closing for 2 cases on the step 2 CS exam... I'm so scared I failed!

I really need advice on whether to get the ball rolling on asking my school for another scheduling permit for Step2 CS because I think I failed!

1) I didn't do the closing for 2 cases! I ran out of time in stroke cases doing carotid and neuro exams.. I know I couldn't do everything, but my nerves got the best of me!
2) I had a 17 year old come in for asthma and I didn't ask him about family, school, grades, body image, etc. He told me he drank a beer once in a while, but I forgot to counsel him in the closing! I did ask about sex, tobacco and illicit drugs, though. I'm terrified!
3) I did not address confidentiality in any of my cases. I feel like I should have especially addressed confidentiality for the adolescent case at least.
4) I feel like I didn't do any other fatal errors in the rest of the cases.
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I know the new 2013 passing standards are higher, and I feel like I completely failed. Should I get the ball rolling on getting another scheduling permit and registering again?

Thank you in advance for your responses. It would mean the world to me right now.
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I really need advice on whether to get the ball rolling on asking my school for another scheduling permit for Step2 CS because I think I failed!
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I know the new 2013 passing standards are higher, and I feel like I completely failed. Should I get the ball rolling on getting another scheduling permit and registering again?
Wow, back up a few steps here!!
You have not even gotten your results back yet. How come you are so sure you failed? I doubt you can accurately assess that...
btw in #2 you are totally giving away details of a case. that is not allowed. you could get in trouble for that.
Also, your mistakes are not that grave. I doubt you would fail just because of that. But remember, no one here knows how this exam is scored. Not you, not me, not anyone else.
And finally, I don't think you can even reapply before your result is out.
So try to relax and wait for your results!
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Wow, back up a few steps here!!
You have not even gotten your results back yet. How come you are so sure you failed? I doubt you can accurately assess that...
btw in #2 you are totally giving away details of a case. that is not allowed. you could get in trouble for that.
Also, your mistakes are not that grave. I doubt you would fail just because of that. But remember, no one here knows how this exam is scored. Not you, not me, not anyone else.
And finally, I don't think you can even reapply before your result is out.
So try to relax and wait for your results!
HELLO everyone this is my cs experience-
1- case was good
2-make 2 dx not sure about the third
3-missed otoscopy rest was fine
4-not sure about the 3rd dx and didnt do complete heent exam in chest pain case
5-pat. was difficult rest of the case was upto the mark
6-case was fine with a diff. in making a 3rd dx.
7-case was good
8-case was good
9-again forget to do complete heent in this case , rest was good
10- not sure about dx in this case
11- totally miss the dx in this case
12- case was fine
i did counselling in every case, wash the hands and draping , every other thing was fine. I am just worried about my ICE scoring.
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Please help me. I think I failed my Step 2 CS. I am desperate to get some feedback. Here are my errors:

1) I completely bombed 2 of the cases. There were 2 lightheaded cases, but I didnít have time to do even a Neuro or HEENT exam on them. I only did cardio, pulm, and extremities, and then did my closure for them. I consequently didn't know the correct diagnoses for either of these cases.
2) I draped some of the patients incorrectly for abdominal exams. For example I pulled the gown down completely, exposing the chest.
3) I didnít summarize the H&P for ANYONE. I did a strong closure, and explained my workup, but never did a summary.
4) For pre-diabetic patient, I didnít counsel him on food, I didnít check his sensory on exam, and I didnít do a fundoscopic exam. I also didnít order an albumin test on the workup. I did cover his primary disorder though.
5) For cervical disk herniation, I wrote down the diagnosis as impinged nerve. I donít know if they accept non medical terminology.

I think the rest of the exam went well. I did the standard things correctly, wash hands, use patients name, respectfully spoke, discussed smoking/drug/sex issues. I did a closure for everyone, and never ran out of time. I believe I got 10/12 diagnoses right, and guessed on those 2 lightheadedness cases. I'm American so English isn't an issue. My main concern is the 2 cases that I bombed, and the draping issues for the abdominal exam. Am I guaranteed to fail?? Please help!!
Hey , just going thru ur post I realised that I have similar mistakes on my cs...I m freaking out so just wanted to know if u passed with these mistakes?
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Its ironical that how people are worried when they are waiting for their results but once they get it, they don't even update about their results.
So that other people can receive some piece of mind.


I guess non of the above people have mentioned anyting about their results.

Therefore, we have to just wait and see that what happens next week.
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After a 2 month long torture, i finally got my result 2 days ago and finally saw that PASS on my score report . I would like to share my mistakes so those ppl who are currently freaking out about their mistakes can compare and hopefully calm down a little bit.
First of all, i got my score a week late so dont freak out if you dont get yours on the first Wednesday. It DOESNT MEAN ANYTHING!!! 3 of my friends also got it late and we all passed.

I was pretty sure that i failed after the exam. I made so many mistakes and i was freaking out about this exam every single day. I was a miserable depressed person for two months. Its a long stupid wait and at the end 99.9999% u passed. So here are my mistakes:

1)First case was kinda awkward. I dont think I smiled once. Just focused on the primary diagnoses and didnt ask a single question about a very easy secondary diagnoses. Realized it while writing my PN. Also, I started my closure with the worst case scenario, which i should have mentioned at the end, and the patient started freaking out. I apologized and moved on.

2)Did not counsel about smoking but counselled about safe sex practices, alcohol etc. The patient looked at me weird the whole time. I felt like i was missing a major diagnoses but tried to stay calm.

3)Didnt do HEENT when it was highly needed and related to the primary diagnoses

4)went okay

5)This was a difficult patient who was constantly crying and looking down on the floor. So there was no chance of making an eye contact. Couldnt answer her challenging question properly. She asked it 3 times. Pretty sure she wasnt satisfied with my answer. And i wasnt good at showing empathy. Just said something like this must be very difficult etc. Also didnt counsel about psych support, social services etc.
Didnt document a few important PE that i did and forgot to mention and document a very important study.

6)Another difficult patient. As soon as i entered the room, the patient started crying and yelling "doctor i think i have ....." , which lead me to ask questions about that diagnoses but it was not even the primary diagnoses. I was just misled by the patient. Didnt ask a single question about the more likely primary dx. She was very rude. Made me wash/sanitize my hands twice. Apparently, i didnt do a good job with the first one. She said "dont touch me with your dirty hands" and yess after i sanitized my hands.
As a result, i panicked and stuttered a lot.

7)Did not order ANA, RF when they were absolutely needed but otherwise went well

8) MSK pain case. Did not palpate the joint that was involved. Forgot to wash my hands but apologized and washed before i started my PE. The patient had to wait for me standing while i was washing my hands.

9) Realized the patient had 190/110 BP while writing my PN. PANIC MODE!!! didnt mention anything about BP control or hospitalization. Didnt understand his complaint bc he worded it in a very weird way. Thought he was talking about his wife. turns out he wasnt even married. Looked at me angry when i mentioned something like "so your wife ..."
Also, didnt do neuro or fundoscopy when they were definitely needed.

10) Missed the primary diagnoses even though the pt gave me some major hints. As a result i couldnt counsel her about how to prevent symptoms regarding that dx.

11) Peds case. Probably the best case I had. Talked on the phone for about 11-12 minutes. Counselled and everything. The person on the other side sounded satisfied.

12) went fine

I was really worried about my CIS. I probably showed minimal empathy. "It must be very frustrating for you. I will do my best to help you" was as far as my empathy went. I dont remember smiling once, only at the end before i was leaving the room. Didnt help the patients sit up or lay down during physical exams. Missed some major counselling stuff as mentioned above.

But i did the basics like: knock door, introduce, permission to take notes, eye contact, open ended questions (only once or twice), one question at a time, asked if they had any questions or concerns multiple times, sanitized my hands (didnt wash or used gloves), permission for PE, respectful draping, minimal exposure during PE, tied gown back, talked through my PE so patient knew what i was doing step by step, closure every case, counselled all except the ones mentioned above, told the patient we will meet again once i get the results and that we will work together to plan the treatment if needed. Shaked hands said something like "it was great meeting you Mr./Mrs...." smiled (probably the only time i smiled during the whole encounter) and left.

Did heart, lung, abdomen PE on every patient. Missed many PEs that were definitely needed. Left all the rooms with 1-2 minutes left. Had 3 ddx for each case but didnt even have a single PE finding to support them. Only wrote down 2-3 history findings. Work up was pretty good i guess. Finished all my PNs and they were all maxed out. Rarely, had to take off a few unnecessary words to make it fit.

Hope this helps but seriously dont freak out. I was pretty sure that i failed and it turned out that i was far from failing. ICE and CIS were both above the borderline.

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Guys I also took the cs 3 weeks ago in Houston and I think we all freak out waiting for the results. I'm an IMG so it's even worse because we don't master so well what's the cutoff point for passing the exam. I just wanted to share some of my mistakes with you so you can tell me honestly how serious they are:
1- Forgot to type the patient gender and the subjective part of the PE (e.g: patient is in no acute distress) in the first 3 or 4 pt notes
2- Was so nervous during the first encounters that I think I didn't smile even once and probably forgot to ask some questions (I remember forgetting to do the counseling for smoking in one case)
3- Couldn't perform the SLR test in one case of back pain
4- In one or 2 cases I think I got the differential slightly wrong or at least I don't have the 6 options correct

I targeted the SPs chief complaints, showed empathy and support, summarize their histories, performed the physical exams and did all the closures and almost all the counselings. I'm freaking out because of the questions I probably forgot to ask and because of my crappy first patient notes. I'll let you know about the results when I get them.

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Thanks for your reply usramt. I appreciate it.

Have you heard of anyone missing an entire section of physical exam and still passing? I didn't do Neuro or HEENT exams on 2 patients with lightheadedness. I think that's as bad as not doing a CVS exam on an MI patient. I went straight to the closure because I was running low on time.

YES!! I know a resident who told me he didn't have time for physical exam in 4-5 cases !He passed
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Guys I also took the cs 3 weeks ago in Houston and I think we all freak out waiting for the results. I'm an IMG so it's even worse because we don't master so well what's the cutoff point for passing the exam. I just wanted to share some of my mistakes with you so you can tell me honestly how serious they are:
1- Forgot to type the patient gender and the subjective part of the PE (e.g: patient is in no acute distress) in the first 3 or 4 pt notes
2- Was so nervous during the first encounters that I think I didn't smile even once and probably forgot to ask some questions (I remember forgetting to do the counseling for smoking in one case)
3- Couldn't perform the SLR test in one case of back pain
4- In one or 2 cases I think I got the differential slightly wrong or at least I don't have the 6 options correct

I targeted the SPs chief complaints, showed empathy and support, summarize their histories, performed the physical exams and did all the closures and almost all the counselings. I'm freaking out because of the questions I probably forgot to ask and because of my crappy first patient notes. I'll let you know about the results when I get them.

Thank you
These are nothing! If you have only these mistakes , you should get high performance!
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hopefully despite these mistakes you will pass, I will pray for you, i got my results today and I passed thanks to allah and my study partners
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Thanks to TRMD for a positive influence for future test takers.
Where did you take your test?
How was the center?
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So I've been reading the threads regarding the CS exam and the mistakes everyone made.. some people seem to pass and some don't even though the mistakes seem small to me. I'm so freaked out about it now. Would like everyones input. PLEASE HELP!
Took my CS.. I think it went ok. Not perfect.

Things I didn't do/ Messed up on:

1. Left some stuff out of PE's like JVD, Percussion,ROM and sometimes one or two things from CNS. Didn't do MMSE at all in one case. So PE's weren't 100%.
2. Didn't complete counseling for one case
3. Got the diagnoses wrong for one case.
4. I accidentally assumed one person had a spouse. Apologized for that though..repeatedly.
5. Didn't write complete PE findings in one note
6. Forgot FH in one case
7. Didn't understand a vague case and didn't close properly.
8. Most patients were draped I wasn't sure what I should've done with that.
9. Asked some stupid irrelevant questions in the history.
10.Forgot some findings for the PN and entered one or two incorrectly after asking the patient the questions
11. Didn't ask one pt enough questions and didn't really answer her query with the correct answer.

My biggest worry is the ICE and the PE. But I'm pretty worried about CIS too. I feel like I wasn't good enough. I really hope I pass. The wait is terribly long. Fingers crossed.

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Hey guys, I just took my cs a few weeks ago and really scared about how it went. Especially the ICE part, if someone could shed some light:

1) can't remember it
2) should've put the the 2nd ddx as first and vice versa but they were both good. 3rd ddx was way off, had one supporting point, don't know why I even put it
3) first 2 ddx pretty wrong. 3rd ddx was way off (had supporting points but only 1-2)
4) went well
5) went well
6) went ok
7) encounter went ok, ddx were also ok (i didn't have more than 2 supporting points for each ddx)
8) really wasn't sure what patient had, weak ddx and 1-2 points supporting them
9) went well, but forgot 1-2 important questions about chief complaint
10) went well, but forgot 1-2 important questions about chief complaint as well
11) went well
12) went well


Aside from that I would usually finish with 1-2 minutes to spare after closure, counseling and the basics (washing hands, proper draping, knocking, physical exam etc). I'm mostly worried about the ICE but then again who knows about the other sections, I just feel I messed up a bunch of diagnosis that I should've gotten.

Thanks for any advice
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Hello all. I took the exam 3 weeks ago and i'm freaking out about my mistakes. I want to know what you guys think about them.

1- forgot to mention colonoscopy to a patient but i wrote it in my PN
2- probably missed 2 main Dx but i think I gave reasonable alternatives
3- forgot 1 tobacco counselling
4- (I think this one is the worst). In my patient notes i didn't write many pertinent negatives in the HPI. In some cases I didn't write any. I'm scared on how it'll impact my ICE score. (I did it in the PE part though)
5- Had some typos with medications brand names.

PLEASE! give me your opinion. thanks in advance
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My disasterous experience.

1. First case was just too bad. Pt with Kidney dz and i did not check the CVA but look at his yes with funduscope... And forgot to turn the light back on. We were seating in dark till the end
2. NEVER done summary. In NONE case
3. Did only extremely focused PE with no CV and RESP even when had extra time on it. Rushed out from room just to realize i got nothing to write on PN.
4. Torn gloves with my a ring
5. My counsels were so lame. My face gets flushed whenever i remember what i was telling them. like 2nd grade level of SEP.
6. One of the sp asked me to speak a bit louder bc she had trouble with my "too soft voice". When she asked me a challenging Q i was already too broke to comprehend that Q. Asked her to repeat x2 and had to run away with an emergency call at the end. Complete failure of CIS and SEP .
7. Made my 2 pts with ankle sprain and knee pain walk for me. Jesus.
8. My handwriting was sooo bad i couldnt retrieve almost anything from it while writing a PN. My PNs were very compact.
9. Almost broke into tears on 2nd case when elderly sp told me "i told you i didnt fall! I just twisted my ankel! How do you listen to me?"
10. Im not sure that i even smiled.

So... Not sure i passed.
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IMG here with an acceptable level of spoken English proficiency.
Been fretting over my mistakes for the past week or so. I think it's a way by which i can release some of the post exam anxiety anyway here are my mistakes(the ones i could remember anyway) feedback would be invaluable guys.
1- 1st case was disastrous, started well but then when i got to the PE part it was past the five minutest remaining mark, I did an abdominal exam but as i was helping the pt sit up i remembered that a CVA tenderness checking was merited and just totally forgot about the time limit and ended up rushing out of the room without any closure.
2- missed a really important differential on one of the cases i got
3- Forgot to counsel the pt at least once
4- Some errors with capitalization on PN, I would just forget to turn off the caps lock after using it at the start of each sentence "stupid me" with no time to correct this stupidly looking blunder.
5- Only performed a general exam and an exam of the system involved, missed an MMSE on a pt who would have needed it, never had to use the ophthalmoscope or the otoscope
6- got a case where i couldn't figure out what was going on with him, i literally asked all qs i know and all replies were negative possibly messed up the rapport establishing part
7- almost on every case I missed at least a couple of relevant Qs

People keep telling me they had a lot of blunders and still passed but I guess since we lack a standard against which we could gauge our performance nobody can know for sure how he/she performed.
Thanks in advance for all the feedback you might give me guys super appreciate it and more
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IMG here with an acceptable level of spoken English proficiency.
Been fretting over my mistakes for the past week or so. I think it's a way by which i can release some of the post exam anxiety anyway here are my mistakes(the ones i could remember anyway) feedback would be invaluable guys.
1- 1st case was disastrous, started well but then when i got to the PE part it was past the five minutest remaining mark, I did an abdominal exam but as i was helping the pt sit up i remembered that a CVA tenderness checking was merited and just totally forgot about the time limit and ended up rushing out of the room without any closure.
2- missed a really important differential on one of the cases i got
3- Forgot to counsel the pt at least once
4- Some errors with capitalization on PN, I would just forget to turn off the caps lock after using it at the start of each sentence "stupid me" with no time to correct this stupidly looking blunder.
5- Only performed a general exam and an exam of the system involved, missed an MMSE on a pt who would have needed it, never had to use the ophthalmoscope or the otoscope
6- got a case where i couldn't figure out what was going on with him, i literally asked all qs i know and all replies were negative possibly messed up the rapport establishing part
7- almost on every case I missed at least a couple of relevant Qs

People keep telling me they had a lot of blunders and still passed but I guess since we lack a standard against which we could gauge our performance nobody can know for sure how he/she performed.
Thanks in advance for all the feedback you might give me guys super appreciate it and more
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I passed. I think you will too. Whatever mistakes you made will seem really serious right now. I know exactly how you feel. But I think you will do just fine.
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Thanks a lot i appreciate it
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Hi there, I recently gave my step 2 cs exam in June 2015, waiting for my results.
I think i did the following mistakes and I need your valued opinion on will I pass?

1. In one case though I did everything correctly but in note typing when I did copy and paste I lost all data from my HPI and PE , I raised my hand and reported it to proctors. Though I write what ever I could on paper in 45 secs remaining. Differentials and Investigations were not erased. and encounter went totally fine.

2. Missed to write investigations in one case due to shortage of time. Though I did everything inside and outside station.

3. Missed a part of examination which was essential in 1 encounter.

Rest all cases were great, no difficulty at all. So friends what do you think in my case? Will I be able to make it? I am so nervous.
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@Carib22 I'm really confident you passed. If those are your only errors you definetly passed, I made way more mistakes.
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@Carib22 I'm really confident you passed. If those are your only errors you definetly passed, I made way more mistakes.
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