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HI everyone,
I'm an IMG, and recently failed CS now for the second time, which is kind of a problem since I'm participating in this year's match...
Anyway, I'm taking it again at the end of december, and I'm wondering what to do to not fail again, obviously.
I attended Ximedus review in Florida and I felt that it was not helpful i would strongly suggest avoiding dr rowleys course in florida, their SP actors were definitely not helpful they were on the cell phone while I was coming in they said the same thing each time to me and they all said everything was ok and i was going to pass with high performance the ximedus course was the main reason why i failed CIS and ICE since I passed ICE before and failed CIS on the previous attempt after taking kaplan


What I had the least good performances low stars in lower performance in were :
ICE and CIS dont know what I did wrong i felt like i closed every case in time, im not sure what they want from us
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Would anyone have suggestion about how to improve my performance ?

Thanks a lot !
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So am i understanding this correctly, you took the kaplan CS course, then had the first attempt, then took ximedus, then had the second attempt?

A few questions: do you have any clinical experience (does not matter where in the world)?
Are you a student or graduate?
How is your spoken english? (I know you passed SEP, but just to get a complete picture)
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Search a partner to practice...... a good study partner is all you need to pass this exam....
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Default ive had clinical experience but ximedus cause me to fail i want my money back

i would like full refund for ximedus they caused me to fail they have a poor course and dont offer enough training and my score declined because of them please avoid ximedus at all costs they should be shut down
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im sorry to hear about your fail!! i can imagine how difficult this maybe for you I hope things work out.

if you dont mind me asking, what were some of your mistakes that you can recall?
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i would like full refund for ximedus they caused me to fail they have a poor course and dont offer enough training and my score declined because of them please avoid ximedus at all costs they should be shut down
If you dont mind, please answer all of my questions
you said you have clinical experience- how much? did you get good feedback?
Are you a student or graduate?
How is your spoken english? (I know you passed SEP, but just to get a complete picture)

I dont know about refunds for ximedus, do they promise you will pass if you take their course? I think you can retake some courses if you dont pass, but maybe that is just for step 1 and i dont know if ximedus has anything like that. would be worthwile to call them probably!
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