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  1. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Failed my step 2 cs (CIS part) , now i'm trying to figure out why i failed i m not sure if these mistakes re enough , i'm afraid that there might be a blind spot i'm not aware of . so my mistakes were mainly and i could say only these: *wearing my gloves and never get them off in all...
  2. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hello, I am an IMG I did CS in 2011 and I failed the reason of my failure is lack of communication skills So can you explain in detail why did I fail? I forgot to call 3 patients by their name I never did counseling for alcohol smoking or sex practice I told the grandmother of a...
  3. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    hey guys..i just took my cs exam and i keep thinking about the mistakes i made over and over again. Feeling soo depressed. I was only able to get 2-3 hours of sleep due to anxiety and it really messed me up. I studied alot for this exam but completely blanked out during my encounters as my...
  4. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Took CS recently in Philadelphia and I am worried that I will fail: Here are my mistakes: 1) Forgot to mention to do a rectal/pelvic to the patient and write it down in the note 2) Forgot to write vitals and general appearance in the note for all cases (but I did write high temperature and...
  5. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hello guys Im an IMG from colombia, this is my 2nd time doing the exam and I feel worst then the first time. My mistakes; 1. I did not had time to do a complete PE in 5 cases (5/12), I run out of time so I just explored the chief complaint. 2. Did not counseled in 3 cases at least. 3. I did...
  6. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    TL;DR: PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!!! Do a full 15 minute case followed by 10 minute note writing session. Use a stop watch! Speak english constantly! Use gloves! Use abbreviations! Doctors are not gods, be nice! His primary mistake on the 1st attempt was that he did not have enough time...
  7. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. So I got a positive CS result and just wanted to give back a little to this forum by sharing my preparation and exam experience. I will try to remember as best as I can. I gave my CS exam in Houston in the end of August '13 almost 3 mths after my...
  8. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I wrote my exam few days back in philli ,I know that I did many many mistakes but I cant remember them all ..just few ...but I have a bad feeling now and this is torturing me I know that :I forgot 2 counceling in 2 cases forgot my stheto outside the room in abd case so I couldn't do auscult...
  9. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi guys. i took my exam on Aug 13th and made many mistakes. I dont know how big they are but i will appreciate your opinion and assessments 1. I forgot to write vital signs in patient examination in all cases . 2. In one case i was finishing up my closure when time was over. 3 Couldn't...
  10. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Who took their exam on july 23rd at the LA testing center? How did you guys feel about your exam? I'm starting to remember more and more things i did wrong as opposed to things I did right. :notsure:
  11. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I finished my CS 3 days ago.... and feel so awful.... I think I missed 2 diagnosis..... and a little bit of stuff, either HPI questions or PE, on every single patient...... and also..... there is 1 thing..... In order to protect the modesty of my SPs, I untied their gown, but I didn't lower all...
  12. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Recently wrote my exam. I don't know if it's normal, but I have absolutely no idea how I performed on the exam. I don't really have a "bad" feeling per say, but I don't necessarily feel that I nailed it like I did after i walked out of step 1. I know many more mistakes will come to my mind in...
  13. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    hello guys i am worried about my exam...i believe i screwed up a few cases... my 1st case i got completely confused and messed up the differentials...i missed the most obvious differential; however my history and PE were ok.... in another case i again wrote one differential which was completely...
  14. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    hey friends i m waiting for my results...can anyone please guide me about my mistakes i mean to say are they just minor mistakes ,blunders or big blunders 1..i forget to do leg rest in my 4 abdominal examination cases 2..after doing my counselling at the closure of my all cases i forget to...
  15. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hello everyone i just want to ask you about my chances of passing in cs. There are mistakes i commit in exam . 1- in one case i forget to do otoscopy but did all neuro , cerebellar , hearing test and pat. Was happy with me. 2- forget to tell about colonoscopy and rectal exam in one case 3 -...
  16. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    hello guys i gave my cs a few days back i am worried about my exam...i believe i screwed up a few cases... my 1st case i got completely confused and messed up the differentials...i missed the most obvious differential; however my history and PE were ok.... in another case i again wrote one...
  17. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Just took the exam yesterday. Gosh, what a day, and what an exam. I want to post a full experience, but I am too tired to write now. All my thoughts are currently floating in 'red bull' tarnished haze, so it will be a few days till I post my full experience/study plan for it. I am just worried...
  18. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    i took the cs in june ,still awaiting results.am so scared.my mistakes were: -Ran out of time and did not discuss diagnosis and workup and counselling for 1 case. -forgot to mention pelvic exam in pn and to patient in one case. -forgot to ask sexual history in a case where i thought...
  19. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi everyone ! I passed my cs exam last week and It was a Great feeling! I do think that almost everyone taking CS exam is apprehensive about the outcomes pre and post exam but most of all this exam is just heavy for the IMGs. now I am just going to give some general and rest exam related...
  20. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi all I am really worried about my step 2 CS performance. I took my exam at LA 1. I screwed up my 1 st case and did not complete my closure 2. Did not counsel to quit smoking for two cases 3. Did not perform mini mental exam for a depression case but mentioned mental status exam in PN...
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