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USMLE Step 2 CS SP Challenges Challenging situations presented by the Standardized Patient (SP) during the the USMLE Step 2 CS Encounter.

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Old 03-22-2010
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The angry patient is often encountered with applicants in the CS exam, follow these steps to take the control back and ensure earning the case points:

1- Stay calm, don't frown or show that you are scared.

2- If the patient was crying, offer him tissues.

3- Ask: Why do you feel angry Mr. Anderson?

4- Let the patient express his feelings/opinion, during which do head nodding to make the patient know that you are a good listener.
a- If the patient said that he is angry from somebody's behavior (nurse..) say: We are sorry for that, I will make sure that this will not happen again.

b- If he said that you were late, say: I am sorry, I had to see a patient in the emergency room. I am now here to solve your problem and I want to help you feel better, is that OK?
NB: Usually the patient will return into control because he knows the game and he knows that you have limited time in each case.

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Real exam scenario patient angry and not ready to talk
he might shout and ask you to leave. Stay calm and composed. Apologize immediately after asking the reasons for anger

-the right words- Mr Green you seem upset with something, may I know the reasons for the same so that I can address to your issue in better way -then he will open up and tell you the reason- say you apologize profoundly for the thing that caused this and you will do absolutely everything in order to make sure that the thing is not repeated in future.
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