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Old 06-29-2013
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Question Ximedus Course: 5 day or 3 day course?

Hey guys,

I am attempting my CS first time in Oct this year. After much consideration, i have picked ximedus course as my review course. I am confused as to which workshop to pick. the 5 day one seems really great but is a little expensive for me.

If anyone can tell me their experience for the same and why they picked which course, it would help me decide.

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I took the 3 day course.. For me, 3-days was moreee than enough.. However, I suggest you to schedule the course at least 10 days before your test, so you have some time to practice their methods..

Regarding the course, it's definitely going to increase your CIS performance, Dr Rowley is pretty obsessive-compulsive about it.. About the ICE, well they have some Physical examination stations that are good and detailed, but you really need a partnerr to train their sequence for at least a couple of days in order to master it in 3-4 min.. The only thing that I didn't find that good is their output during the individual cases (not too detailed), their evaluation is too harsh and their material is too extensive..

Other than that, I thought it helped me a lot, mainly by giving me some peace of mind since almost everybody who took the course thought that their simulated cases were harder than in the real exam.. Feel free to contact me in private, but I'm still waiting my result.

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