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  1. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hey guys, I wanted to share with you on how I got through Step 2 CS. I passed all portions with high marks. I'm sure I left stuff out in this write up, so I'll keep updating as questions come up. First off -- I'm a native English speaker and have always been strong in terms of communicating with...
  2. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Gave exam in Philly on 1 nov , finally results came today ...very happy finally cleared cs ...... now officially certified. thanks to all any query will be answered
  3. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I recently found out that I passed. I'm really thankful because when I took the exam last October, I really felt like I failed BIGTIME.. Anyway, I thought I'd share my experience to help those who are about to take this exam. Uworld and first aid cases helped me a lot. I must have practiced...
  4. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Intro Well, well, well. My second exam is done and I passed it. Couldn't be happier. I've been procrastinating for 2 months to write the review for this rather 'iffy' exam. I took it in Houston, and got high performance in all the components. I chose the word 'iffy'for a reason. CS is an exam...
  5. 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...
  6. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I promised myself I would do this after I passed (Oct 9th), been putting it off. I wanna start off by saying, i was sh*ttin my pants from the day i took the exam till the day i got my results. I have good scores on both step 1 and 2ck and thought I honestly failed this exam. I took the exam at...
  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
    First of all let me say thank you for all the support i got here , thank you guys for your patience and encouraging words . Today i received my score and i PASSED! , 1st attempt . To tell you all the truth i was SURE i failed . I took my test on Atlanta (great center btw and great patients ...
  9. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    first just want to say i PASSED!! i really have no clue how... incredible amount of mistakes. ill list the ones i remember. If i remember more then ill write them down: - didnt do a full neuro exam... when i checked for cranial nerves i somehow forgot to check all 12 in like 2/3 cases i felt...
  10. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Outcome: Pass Prep time: 10 days Prep materials: First Aid CS + UW videos Hotel: The Hilton Inn at Penn USCE: none Step 1 and CK: 260 +, 270+ click image to enlarge Here's an account of my ruminations on the silliness that is the CS exam. I am including a snapshot of my performance bands so...
  11. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Guys I need advice or some kind of suggestions please.... I never thought I'd fail, especially at CIS part of CS exam...I am a 2013 FMG. I wanted to apply for Match 2014. I have 3 LORs, good personal statement, a good CV...and 2 steps... Should I apply this year without cs or should i wait next...
  12. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    My name is Amir Yosef, I am from Egypt, I passed (1st attempt) with a high performance in the 3 subcategories with a one asterisk and a star in CIS (which is extremely high) To pass this exam you need things in the following order if importance:- 1 - study partner 2 - First Aid for the CS It...
  13. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    To those guys who know me on forum. Yes! I have failed it last year! And I failed it in CIS( patient interaction) . I took the exam in Philly center. However, Passed the exam in Chicago center this year! My reasons for failure: 1- Poor eye contact 2- Too much involved in writing on the paper...
  14. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    as this forum helped me a lot with finding an sp ,and during our preparation for the cs exam,i should now post my experience and mistakes so that everyone make sure he/she wont repeat them. status: img with english as a second language didnt do any usce didnt do ck before my step 2 cs time for...
  15. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I gave my exam in Atlanta and was very anxious for the past few days about the result..my chances of failing this exam were 80 % when I compared my mistakes with those of others in this forum.. OUTCOME- PASSED :D with performance being in middle of borderline and high in all 3 components..I was...
  16. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Well fellas it turnes out that i passed this most subjective exam in the world :) Congrats to all who passed ! esp to my friends mamuka and bala ! i passed with borderline on ICE, other high performance. these are remembered mistakes i made: Case 1 : – didn’t do MMSE, missed some Hx qs...
  17. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    MY CS EXPERIENCE I started on and off ie. Couple of hours every other day for 1.5 month before I enter USA, mainly on skype although I think It did not help much but it did help to develop a good sense of what to focus on during live practice in addition to get familiar with the FA and how to...
  18. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hello, right now I'm too paranoid to say when or where I did CS, days, weeks, months ago... My question is: After the end of the exam they asked me to stay and wait in the hallway where the exam took place, the other doctors were leaving already. I thought "this can't be anything good, but I did...
  19. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    My exam was very diverse, with lots of stuff from every single CC. But I've had people told me they had 8 pains or something outrageous like 3 pediatric cases. I wonder how the Usmle adjusts for this because pain is in no way equal to a neuro or a fatigue case. I only had 3 pains myself...
  20. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    So, I took my CS in philly and well after it was over I don't know if I was relieved or more stressed. I could remember all the things I did not do and as that is considered normal I will not stress about it. But, here are the blunders I did make and your input is appreciated. I know I can't...
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