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Old 06-05-2014
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Hello,

I took Step 2 CS in February 3rd, 2014 in the Philadelphia center. I didn't plan to take it there but the snow storm in Atlanta the previous week made it impossible for me to take my exam in that testing center. After a really long wait (until April 23rd) I found out I failed this exam by 2 stars in the ICE component, marginally passed CIS by one star and comfortably passed the SEP component.

This was a huge blow to myself and to my plans, as I had done well before (Step 1 246, Step 2 CK 250) and had paid the very expensive Kaplan course in NJ, since I had never in my life had experience with SPs before. And it was good and worthwhile, but I guess they didn't teach you well enough how to properly write the PN (as I feel that was my downfall).

I already rescheduled my exam for the LA testing center in August 25, have almost finished practicing how to write PN with the cases available in UW. I pray to God I will pass this exam this time.
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The thread is good and i liked it.
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sorry to hear about it. good luck for the next attempt. You'll make it this time no worry.

Can you please tell me a little about your PNs? I just got done with my exam on june the 3rd.. i have no idea how I did in the exam.. i tried to write my PN as best as i could in the 10 mins interval but still have doubts about it?
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Old 06-07-2014
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Sorry about that, I know how frustrated that is.
I did my CS and score is not released yet, and I'm so worried, I did some stupid mistakes, if I don't pass it, all my plans will get screwed, and I'd just give up.

Can you tell us what mistakes you have done that made you failed?
Is it bad PN? or something else?

Good luck with your next attempt.
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Old 06-08-2014
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Thank you for your support guys, yes, I failed in the ICE section so I think it was mostly due to the PN. I have practiced a lot using UW practice cases and this time around I actually paid attention to the PN templates USMLE provides as example. Hopefully I'll pass this time around and this failure will just be another lesson learned.
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