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my question is how long does it take to do the first read of first aid for step 2 CS?

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Depends on your stamina and how many cases you are going through in a day. An average of 6-8 cases a day will probably have you finish the book within a week.
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How many hours a day would it take to finish it in one week? Thanks.
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How many hours a day would it take to finish it in one week? Thanks.
If you are just reading through/memorizing cases, 4-6 hrs a day.
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If you are just reading through/memorizing cases, 4-6 hrs a day.
you can go half half in 2 days, doing like 12 hr/day... Doable, but is really tiring
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guys I have a question
why 4-6 hours per day
are u memorizing the checklists???
what is there to memorize exactly?
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Thank you so much!!
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guys I have a question
why 4-6 hours per day
are u memorizing the checklists???
what is there to memorize exactly?

Unlike real life, during cs exams sp's may not always volunteer information. Often you have to ask specific questions for them to reveal a symptom. Sometimes that one positive symptom might change your final diagnosis completely. For eg: a patient with c/c cough may not tell you he has lost 20 pounds in the past year, unless you ask him specifically about his appetite or any changes in weight. Obviously this chages your 1st diagnosis completely.

Considering this, it seems fair to try and memorise the pertinent symptoms, physicals, labs etc that lead to common diagnosis. The FA for CS can be read from end to end in 2-3 days like others have mentioned, but, recalling the info may take a more thorough study and perhaps repeated revisions.

All said and done, nothing helps more than actually practicing FA cases with a partner and then typing out the complete patient note. This will help build up confidence and perfect your timing of cases. 2-3 weeks of study will be more than enough to ace the exam!

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Unlike real life, during cs exams sp's may not always volunteer information. Often you have to ask specific questions for them to reveal a symptom. Sometimes that one positive symptom might change your final diagnosis completely. For eg: a patient with c/c cough may not tell you he has lost 20 pounds in the past year, unless you ask him specifically about his appetite or any changes in weight. Obviously this chages your 1st diagnosis completely.

Considering this, it seems fair to try and memorise the pertinent symptoms, physicals, labs etc that lead to common diagnosis. The FA for CS can be read from end to end in 2-3 days like others have mentioned, but, recalling the info may take a more thorough study and perhaps repeated revisions.

All said and done, nothing helps more than actually practicing FA cases with a partner and then typing out the complete patient note. This will help build up confidence and perfect your timing of cases. 2-3 weeks of study will be more than enough to ace the exam!

Hope this helps you! GL to all!!
Thanks that was very helpful.
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All said and done, nothing helps more than actually practicing FA cases with a partner and then typing out the complete patient note. This will help build up confidence and perfect your timing of cases. 2-3 weeks of study will be more than enough to ace the exam!

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I think that way too...

I believe that as a final review... FA can be read cover to cover in 2-3 days. But this is only if you have already studied and are familiar with its content.
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I think that way too...

I believe that as a final review... FA can be read cover to cover in 2-3 days. But this is only if you have already studied and are familiar with its content.
So, as a result, is having done CK before CS a definite advantage?
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So, as a result, is having done CK before CS a definite advantage?

Being more knowledgable is always an advantage, but CS is definite doable before CK. Speaking from my personal experience
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