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First Aid First Aid Does not Reflect the new CS!

Guys I brought the Latest FA for CS Edition but I have noticed that it is for the old system (5 differentials and 5 investigations) how to practice the new system ??
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Default what is new system?

what is new system?
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ggggggggg, Please check this out before you ask us for advice:
http://usmle.org/step-2-cs/
Sometimes in life you have to do your own research. There won't always be people explaining everything to you just because you don't want to do the work and look it up for yourself.

Ayman Qasrawi, I know it is kind of annoying they don't have the new system yet. But it does not matter too much, if you think about it. Just make sure to read everything on the usmle.org homepage and download the info. Make sure to watch the video usmle.org provides. That clears up many general questions. The general part of the book and the minicases would not change, so it is really only about the cases. Just make sure you look at the new format of the test and practice the cases using the new format!
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A'int FA fine?i mean you just have to add the reasons for why u think those d/d which is explained in the case discussion.what else u think is missing?
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Its perfectly FINE. Don't post misleading topics and spread misinformation. There is NO HARM in knowing more than 3 diagnoses, in the actual exam, you'll be thankful you trained yourself to know 5 rather than 3.
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Its perfectly FINE. Don't post misleading topics and spread misinformation. There is NO HARM in knowing more than 3 diagnoses, in the actual exam, you'll be thankful you trained yourself to know 5 rather than 3.
No one is spreading misinformation here, Ayman was simply asking how other people use FA, since it is not up to the new format.
I think the main thing is the 'supporting findings', since those are new...
Plus you need to get the 3 'most likely' diagnoses, and might have a hard time picking them from your 5 diagnoses. Just something to think about while practicing! Good luck everbody
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val7and all,

i just failed ice.
i am trying to start a new preparation, and have some questions;

which of the following approaches is better?
- listing like 5 diagnoses, and asking about 4 questions each on each listed diagnosis. for example 35 yo patient with epigastric pain; i could list peptic ulcer,GERD,MI,Gastritis,pancreatitis. i will do LIQRAA then ask 4 questions specific to each of these diagnoses, then PAMHUGSFOSSWADE. I will actually know more than 5 DDx but narrow it down at the doorway depending on age, location of symptom etc.

OR, -asking all questions related to the main symptom in the case. for example all question listed in fa for abd pain??
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