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Old 01-19-2014
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Unhappy Worried! I messed up big-time on Step 2 CS

I'm really worrying about my Step 2 CS results & I feel like there's no way I'll pass the exam. It's seriously all I can think about ever since finishing the exam, and I keep remembering bits where I messed up! I guess I was just so worked up, I couldn't perform at all the way I normally would have. I wonder what you guys make of the whole thing... So here's a list of my mistakes:

  1. Didn't wash my hands with the first patient.
  2. Forgot to counsel a young patient - they had smoked cannabis & drank alcohol & were unwilling to tell me anything if I told their parents- I'm sure that's a common one, but I hadn't come across it before, so I talked about confidentiality & forgot to counsel them!
  3. In fact I forgot to counsel yet another patient about cannabis too, because I ran out of time.
  4. ... And I don't remember counseling anybody about alcohol. (I counselled all the cigarette-smokers!)
  5. Missed the dDx on at least 2 patients
  6. Not sure if I draped everybody, now that I think back to the day of the exam.
  7. Talked to one patient about colonoscopy & put that down in my workup while having already told them explicitly that their issue was an upper GI one. (And I put down 'colonoscopy' in my workup as well, while forgetting to put down 'endoscopy'.)
  8. Didn't complete one of my notes.
  9. For my workup, I didn't necessarily put each workup on a different line, eg. I'd write 'UA, UDS' in one box.
  10. Didn't have physical findings to support my diagnoses in nearly every patient.
  11. Saw venous eczema, but wrote about arterial disease.
  12. Didn't ask all female patients about their ob/gyn Hx in detail, just said, "and did you have any problems with your period/menopause?" and left it at that, if they said "no", even though I should have pursued it a bit more- particularly in one patient
  13. Did not ask a depressed patient about suicidal intent & self harm
  14. AND the mother of all - I farted in front of one patient, & it was *really* smelly This has never happened before, ever, and it happens in the exam. FML. Seriously.
I am so, so worried about this. I feel like I ruined the exam in pretty much every way possible. If I pass, it'll be a miracle.

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Hmm I think you should be okay
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I sincerely hope so, but I just have this sinking feeling... I do hope I'm not overthinking this & that my exam disasters are the way the CS normally goes for most people... Wishful thinking!
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Thanks for sharing your experience. Most people remember a lot of mistakes after the CS so I don't think it's predictive if you'll pass or fail. Just relax because worrying about it won't affect the result anyway.

I have a question on cannabis, though. Would recent laws regarding cannabis affect the way we should counsel about it? I think it's sufficient to only counsel on the risks of intoxication/long term risks (mental illness?).
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which domain did you end up failing if you dont mind me asking? I made similar mistakes to yours...
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can you tell us about your results and which part you failed in ?
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