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View Poll Results: What was your typing speed before you take the CS Exam?
Less than 10 Words Per Minute (WPM) 0
11-20 WPM 17
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Computer Required Typing Speed for the CS Exam

I have a problem with touch typing as my fingers are very short......but I can type at speed of 25 wpm by looking at the key board.

Is that good enough to pass cs? or what should I do? how many words should be typed in each patient note?

Please help me out

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I'd say 25-30 Words per minute is good enough for the patient note.

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Can I get through the exam with that speed?
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There is considerable applicant-applicant variability. The best way to assess your speed is to download the patient note form from usmle.org and trying to type a patient note repeatedly while assessing how much time you need to complete it. Take into consideration the exam stress factor as well, as you will most probably need some extra time during the real exam
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There is considerable applicant-applicant variability. The best way to assess your speed is to download the patient note form from usmle.org and trying to type a patient note repeatedly while assessing how much time you need to complete it. Take into consideration the exam stress factor as well, as you will most probably need some extra time during the real exam
So you did not tell us what is the required typing speed which is what this whole thread is about!
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So there is no more writing on cs exam?
I cant type, my typing is very slow
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Idea! Some websites to practice

Hey guys.

I don't know the exact number, but being anxious myself about my typing speed, I thought I would practice the speed not just with the patient notes. And so I came across with a few websites that test your typing speed. They've helped me a lot. These are the ones that I use, and if you think about it, it's kind of like a game, so go ahead and have some fun while you improve your typing speed!

http://www.wordsperminutetest.com
http://speedtest.10fastfingers.com/
http://www.calculatorcat.com/typing_test/
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Hi, Can we do PN by hand writing? Typing is must? please let me know. I'm very very slow in typing.
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Hi, Can we do PN by hand writing? Typing is must? please let me know. I'm very very slow in typing.
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Typing has been a must-do in the CS Exam since July 2011. No more option of writing.
Read our USMLE News bit here
Step 2 CS Change to Typing Date Announced

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hi, where can i get pn notes to download? please give me the link. thanks
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hi, where can i get pn notes to download? please give me the link. thanks
You can practice the New Patient Note here
http://www.usmle.org/practice-materi...practice2.html

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Make sure that you type fast. This way, you will have ample time and confidence in finishing the patient note. Otherwise, you could be pressured to hurry your patient encounter to give additional time for your PN. This could compromise your encounter in terms of appearing confident and interested in the patient, as well as having a comfortable time to explain the diagnosis, plan, and closure. Better to maximize the quality of the patient encounter as SP's have the greater say in all of the components (doctors only grade the ICE).
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I have an 80 words per minute typing speed!!
so happy i will not have to worry about typing speed
for the patient note
if you guys want to check your typing speed check out:
http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php
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I had a 95 wpm. I learned to type fast in http://www.typingstudy.com
It's very useful and it gives also a comparison of other sites as well - http://www.typingstudy.com/list_of_f...line_resources
However, Typing Study has helped me the most.
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I have made a small web app to improve your CS Typing speed.

http://cspractice.synistosa.com
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