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I was practicing CCS in Uworld and I sort of finished the 18 minutes cases in 7-8 minutes sometimes. Does that mean I am doing good or am I missing something here? Similarly if on the day of exam I managed to finished these cases early, do I finish the exam early? how does it work? Anyone?

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sometimes you'll finish the cases early because you do the right things, sometimes you'll finish early because you did the wrong thing. So, you'll know depending on if patient improves or not (plus with UW you can see the explanation).
On the exam it'll be the same. I guess, your "extra" time if you finish early is for extra break time, not for extra test time
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sometimes you'll finish the cases early because you do the right things, sometimes you'll finish early because you did the wrong thing. So, you'll know depending on if patient improves or not (plus with UW you can see the explanation).
On the exam it'll be the same. I guess, your "extra" time if you finish early is for extra break time, not for extra test time
Thank you I was thinking that if CCS is conducted in the afternoon of the 2nd day and if you finished the cases early, you would finish the exam early or something, not that i m in hurry or something
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I was practicing CCS in Uworld and I sort of finished the 18 mints cases in 7-8 minutes sometimes. Does that mean i am doing good or am I missing something here? Similarly if on the day of exam I managed to finished these cases early, do i finish the exam early? how does it work? Anyone?
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The real CCS exam. the case will end earlier than the allotted time if you did everything right and there's nothing to do with the case. With the advancing the time u will notice if ur doing right thing or not by the imporvement or deteriorating the pt. condition.
If you manage and have an extra time, u can end the case early and get an extra break time.
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I was practicing CCS in Uworld and I sort of finished the 18 mints cases in 7-8 minutes sometimes. Does that mean i am doing good or am I missing something here? Similarly if on the day of exam I managed to finished these cases early, do i finish the exam early? how does it work? Anyone?
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two thoughts

1. did you do it in right sequence, meaning you can do the right thing Too Soon.
that is the trap in UW CCS and they warn you a few times, like in the pericarditis case, Chest pain leaning forward, ok good chance its pericarditis but it could be something else, and if you give Ibuprofen stat first without a ECG and or 02 ASA, you are not doing it in correct sequence CCS is a test of management not diagnosis

2. that is the key, its management

that is why the end diagnosis is not enough to pass on CCS

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