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Default Struggling with CCS

Hello,

I am really struggling with the CCS cases. I have gone over the cases twice, and I still don't seem to have a full grasp. Any advice, suggestions. I will be taking the exam in June.

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Hello,

I am really struggling with the CCS cases. I have gone over the cases twice, and I still don't seem to have a full grasp. Any advice, suggestions. I will be taking the exam in June.

Thank you
Hey Tima,

While CCS can be overwhelming I think a good approach will be to change your approach to it. If you are appearing for step 3, presumably you have been a position where you were directly responsible for patient care during your internships etc. When as a physician you have to make calls for a patient who presents to you in the ER with chest pain, think what you would do. Obviously you will order an EKG, oxygen inhalation, and give aspirin tablets before you even proceed to do HPI and PE. Similarly, if someone shows up with a broken finger you can safely proceed to do a history, physical, give him pain meds and order an X-RAY. CCS is no different and simulates real life situation. Don't let the software or the time pressure bog you down. Just do what you have done if a real patient presented to you. I think it's all in the mind and requires some conditioning. This is how approached it and I passed my step 3 with three weeks of prep. I only did UW and scored 212. My score is not stellar and neither was I aiming for a high score. I was done with getting high scores in step 1 and Ck. I only aimed to pass step 3 to become h1 visa eligible.
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