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Old 10-24-2013
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Warning! My friend FAILED CS, these were his mistakes.

TL;DR: PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!!! Do a full 15 minute case followed by 10 minute note writing session. Use a stop watch! Speak english constantly! Use gloves! Use abbreviations! Doctors are not gods, be nice!


His primary mistake on the 1st attempt was that he did not have enough time! Because of that, he missed many closures, counseling, aspects of physical exam, and could not ask many questions. Since he was not able to gather sufficient data, his notes were insufficient and his diagnosis were often incorrect (we think). Here are all the factors that caused him to loose time:

1. He has a thick Indian accent. He was constantly having to speak slowly to be understood and he was having to repeat himself. This is a huge time waster. On the second attempt, he studied for a full month - doing all the cases in the First Aide 2 - 3 times each. We refused to let him speak Hindi, even when we were taking a break.

2. He did not allocate his time properly during the exam. For at least 6 of the cases, he did an overly-thorough physical exam at the expense of the closure. On the second attempt, he practiced with a stop watch.

3. He did not use enough abbreviations when writing his note. He was writing things like "awake, alert, oriented x 3" instead of "AAOx3." As a result he didn't have enough time to do the diagnosis section properly. This happened on 3 of the cases On the second attempt, we practiced writing the note immediately after we practiced the interview... with a stop watch.

4. He washed his hands instead of using gloves. That was a waste of 30 seconds. Gloves allow you to multi-task: You can put on gloves while asking questions or counselling. He definitely put on gloves for the 2nd attempt.

5. This doesn't have to do with time, it is more of a cultural thing: he was not empathetic enough toward the patient. Apparently he got it into his head that a doctor is some kind of god figure who can boss people around. On his 2nd attempt, while practicing, we yelled at him if he was being a dick.

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much appreciated! true facts indeed!
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TL;DR: PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!!! Do a full 15 minute case followed by 10 minute note writing session. Use a stop watch! Speak english constantly! Use gloves! Use abbreviations! Doctors are not gods, be nice!


His primary mistake on the 1st attempt was that he did not have enough time! Because of that, he missed many closures, counseling, aspects of physical exam, and could not ask many questions. Since he was not able to gather sufficient data, his notes were insufficient and his diagnosis were often incorrect (we think). Here are all the factors that caused him to loose time:

1. He has a thick Indian accent. He was constantly having to speak slowly to be understood and he was having to repeat himself. This is a huge time waster. On the second attempt, he studied for a full month - doing all the cases in the First Aide 2 - 3 times each. We refused to let him speak Hindi, even when we were taking a break.

2. He did not allocate his time properly during the exam. For at least 6 of the cases, he did an overly-thorough physical exam at the expense of the closure. On the second attempt, he practiced with a stop watch.

3. He did not use enough abbreviations when writing his note. He was writing things like "awake, alert, oriented x 3" instead of "AAOx3." As a result he didn't have enough time to do the diagnosis section properly. This happened on 3 of the cases On the second attempt, we practiced writing the note immediately after we practiced the interview... with a stop watch.

4. He washed his hands instead of using gloves. That was a waste of 30 seconds. Gloves allow you to multi-task: You can put on gloves while asking questions or counselling. He definitely put on gloves for the 2nd attempt.

5. This doesn't have to do with time, it is more of a cultural thing: he was not empathetic enough toward the patient. Apparently he got it into his head that a doctor is some kind of god figure who can boss people around. On his 2nd attempt, while practicing, we yelled at him if he was being a dick.
This is surely by CSE video or some other course promoter.

An Indian "friend" will never write like this.

Secondly this guy is a racist.
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Im not going to lie. I never properly washed my hands in ANY of my cases. I tried putting the gloves on in the first one and I discovered they are those cheap ones that rip very easily. I wasted 30secs putting on gloves (and i didnt have sweaty hands). from then on, i made sure to wash my hands instead. I walked to the sink and rinsed my hands + pretended to put soap on. After a quick dry this took a total of 10secs MAX. I dont care that this is not hygienic, this is an exam. I just needed to look the part.
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