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Old 01-10-2011
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Planning CS in A WEEK LA Center. Insight PLS

Hello Every ONE and GL beforehand

I'm a IMG in Orthopedics '04, just took Step2CK in Dec 2010 and PASSED! as well The Step1 that took twice, Passed the second time!

I'm Taking The CS Next Wednesday in LA and wanted to hear some experiences in that center... and how tough is the test? read that mostly is to see proficiency on the language, that I Manage OK.

I'm Studying by FA CS and UW videos (still have to watch) and not finished reading the first aid, hopefully ill finish by Wednesday and read the cases again.

Thanks for ant input and GL
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Default LA center is very good

I took the CS in LA.

The SPs are super friendly and the center is very organized and you will like the experience from A to Z.

Don't ask me about what cases I got because I am not allowed to share that!

I stayed in Travelodge LAX South and their telephone is (310) 615-1073
and you can walk from them to the center. Price was $75 per night. It's an excellent place with descent breakfast included.

All I can tell you is that yes, your English language is the most important factor to pass that exam.

I had many mistakes, like I forgot to wash my hand in one case and I forgot to give counseling in two cases, yet I passed.

So go ahead finish you FA and get the CS out of you way.
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Default Thanks Superwild

No one is asking about the cases, most of them should be covered by FA and any how i've read and talked about them being usual every day cases.

The Test is not a DD exam, or medicine knowledge as those item where tested in step1 and 2CK. Before 1997 there wasn't any practical tests., just the Steps, then in 1998 the USMLE came with the CSA actual Step2 CK... They used to test your english proficiency back then.

I just want to Know if just doing the protocol:
Knocking, introducing yourself, using patient's name, making eye contact, shaking hands. PAM HUGS FOSS, washing Hands before PE and draping the patient is enough to Pass?
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Knocking, introducing yourself, using patient's name, making eye contact, shaking hands. PAM HUGS FOSS, washing Hands before PE and draping the patient is enough to Pass?
Yes. That's pretty much it.
You seem to be very knowledgeable and organized and am sure you'll pass
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hi ibur.can u share your exam exprience after you have done your exam?:sorry:
I m sure that u will pass it
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Ill be posting hopefully is the experience is a good one and don't freak out jaja

Have you taken the CS already, what do you think of it and confront it with?
what is your knowledge about it?

GL and Success!
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@ibur:

No.I will take it in FEB 14th.
I wish u the best for your examdont worry,Im sure that u will pass it
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Got The Score Today... FAIL! yes I don't believe it.
Passed the CIS and SEP and FAIL ICE!?

Im so Depressed...

Took the Test in LA 20th January
Step1 85
Step2CK 99
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Got The Score Today... FAIL! yes I don't believe it.
Passed the CIS and SEP and FAIL ICE!?

Im so Depressed...

Took the Test in LA 20th January
Step1 85
Step2CK 99
I had failed too back in 2009, and I'm still scary to repeat it, what do you think the causes?! and how to avoid it?!
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I had failed too back in 2009, and I'm still scary to repeat it, what do you think the causes?! and how to avoid it?!
Hello Fady

I failed the first time I think for overconfidence and not asking throughout the whole systems + Did not write the PN according to FA standard.

Took it again in April at Atalanta and with this in mind I passed.

Hope you do too, good luck.
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Thanks for this tip; I think I fell in the same pit, and will try to be more precise.
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