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  1. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Me and my friend are taking the exam in two days and I want to make sure. is there any difference between washing hands or wearing gloves ?? and which one is better, cause for me I find it faster to wear gloves. thank you and wish us luck
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    My hands sweat a lot. It will be awkward to shake sp's hand with sweaty hands. Any solutions?
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    Hi, I know that we are going to have 10 minutes for patient note writing. But where does this time start from? In other words, between the clinical encounter end announcement and the beginning of PN typing do we have some seconds to cool down and reach the computer screen or are the 10 minutes...
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    I know this question has probably been asked a hundred times already, but i couldn't find any answers using keywords in the search. I know you get the warning saying "you have 5 min left in this encounter" etc etc... but is there an actual wall clock in the room? Thanks.
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    Just wondering, when exactly are we suppose to give back the 12 blue sheets? Is it after every patient encounter, or at the very end altogether? I am asking so as to write some mnemonics if I have time on one of them that I can use to write the workup tests w/o forgetting anything.
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    At what distance from the patient, we have to stand or sit ? Is there any cup or glass available in the room to offer water to the patient if patient is coughing ? or we can just give him / her tissue paper ?
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    Does anyone here or anyone you know took CS in wheelchair? Do they have someone push your wheelchair? Or you have to do that by yourself....dislocated my ankle with a tri-malleolar fracture....thinking of postponing CS to October instead of july. Any thoughts , suggestion would be appreciated...
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    hi there so in order to pass CS do we have to get all the cases correct? I mean do we have to reach the DX for all 12 cases?:scared:
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    are there clocks in the room. and also do we look at it or not or use the anouncement. also is there clocks outside. or use the announcement.???
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    Hi, sorry if this is a basic question. I wanted to know if: Our 15 minute encounters with the SP, is it between me and the SP only, or are there MDs in another room observing the encounter (through cameras) and scoring me on my proper medical etiquette? I know the Patient Notes are tested...
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    hi guyz.. I read somewhere dat its better to take history while standing.. i was actually planning to sit while taking history to last for 12 cases which will be a long time... does dat really matter?:confused:
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    I've read in first aid and other places that we are graded for 10 cases and 2 cases are dropped. So, are the 2 worst cases dropped or do they decide beforehand which cases won't be counted? I've tried searching for it but haven't found the answer. Anyone got a clue?
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    Hey guys, Well, I have a weird confusion... So we need to take the scheduling permit to the exam. But it does not say our test date or our session (AM/PM). So how will they know what date is ours if we just walk in? I am assuming they already have that on their computers or so but just a...
  14. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Do we have to ask the parent to bring the child in for examination in every case? And do we have to write 'physical exam' in diagnostic work up? Case in point- FA case 36, 10 yo F, diagnosed with diabetes recently, mother expressing her concerns about the disease.
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    Hi, I gt my cs on 30/1/2013 ..I just need to ask 1 ques Will i be provided with a sheet where i cn write my mnemonics, pt history etc b4 entering n while talking to the sp just to remember the facts. Although, i will look in the eyes while sp is talking. :rolleyes: Thanks in advance
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    hi everyone my stethoscope is a cardiology one not a standard can i take it to the exam??
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    Hai. Please tell me which time is better to take Step 2 CS AM or PM ?
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    Hi everyone! I have such a questions. What identification documents do I need to take with me on CS exam? Do they visa status of foreign medical graduates?
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    I will probably get very nervous during the CS exam does anyone here have this problem too? how do u guys control this to avoid messing up the exam? thanks
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    i am wondering what is allowed to wear on exam day and is there something specific???
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