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  1. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi everyone, nice to be on CS forum. More than any exam this one needs partner, friend, someone by your side. I have been gone through FA cases once last year, i m generally familiar more or less with everything. I cannot write PN, so first thing im gonna start with today is reading new...
  2. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    How much is the waiting time for step 2 cs scheduling.... Is it true that there is always a 6 months waiting period?? If I apply in April, can I get a July first week appointment?? I m an IMG living in India.. Thank you
  3. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I know this have been discussed before but I was hoping if someone could say that out loud to me. I have my CS lined up right after my CK and I have just over 1 month for the CS preparation. I'm having second thoughts about preponing my CK to extract more time for CS. Is it advisable?
  4. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi...my cs on 7th march..will start reading FA minicases from today....How do I plan my study and what all things I need to read apart from FA?....what to read first?....when to read UW?....which videos to watch?....can u give me any link to good videos?
  5. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    hey...i am an img who does not have much clinical exposure.which i am working on and plan to take a 5 day course before i give my CS exam. so i was wondering for the Differential Diagnosis part of the exam,are there any subjects of the Step 2 CK that would be recommended before i start my prep...
  6. USMLE Step 2 CS Recommended Threads
    Hey guys i gave Step 2 CS last year when the Exam pattern changed and wrote a guide for my university fellows. I thought i should share it here for everybody since people at this forum have been very kind and helpful to me. It holds specially true for IMGs who come from a different working...
  7. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hello guys and girls, I registered for Step 2 cs and now looking for a date as soon as possible. My materials are FA 4th ed and Kaplan 2013 core cases. I also would like to buy and have videos along side because I actually do learn from the videos; example, pathoma videos. That be said, I...
  8. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Can I prepare for CS with just FA n CSE videos, i have never been to any US hospital or clinic & have never seen an actual dr-pt encounter. will FA n CSE be enough for this exam? of course with tremendous practice practice practice. Plz some good soul reply Thankss
  9. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Background :I am planning to take the CS before the Ck because the CS results take a long time and to be ready for the match Any tips about how to study the CS in those circumstances . Is FA enough ? People who did this before , what you think you should have done during your study time to do...
  10. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi guys!! Im thinking that I can finish my USCE before CS. What u think will it increase my performance on exam? I plan to prepare for CS after USCE at least for 1 month. I think that this is good idea because I have been in US just once and I need at least some practice before going to CS...
  11. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi, guys, I started my prep on July ,17th and took my exam on August 22nd. I passed all three components with average scores. My books for prep: 1. FA 2.Kaplan Core cases My online courses: 1. Target Usmle - very good course from the beginning until end. 2.Clinical review video 3.CSE video After...
  12. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi Everybody I'm Leonel from Argentina, I'd like to take clinical skills in January 7, but my spoken in english no is so good. Please somebody can give some recommendation Thanks
  13. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    i recently took my step 1,,,planing to do elective and pass CS at the same time and same place (i mean, wan to do elective and give cs exam at location where test center are there,,,) i am confused,,,,, how to proceed,,,should i start with applying for elective first and wait untill i get...
  14. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Hi guys, I am new to this forum. I want to ask if it would be a good idea to finish off CS exam during my preparation for step 2 CK exam itself, i.e 1. First 2 months preparation for CK 2. Followed by 2-4 weeks CS preparation+exam along with side-by-side CK preparation 3. Additional 2 months...
  15. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    how fast do i have to learn to type for the exam? I have not yet started studying for cs, but since i m a slow typer so i am worried about this. can somebody give me a fair idea
  16. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Can anybody please tell me that - should I use Kaplan core cases or kaplan complex cases in addition to first aid . or First aid is enough? Please give me valuable suggestions
  17. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi, I would like to know if it is better to have a live course just before the exam(a week before) or 1-2 months before to know the weak points? Please help, thank you!
  18. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi, does anyone know the IMG pass rate for step 2 CS? The ECFMG website says its 87% for 2012. And the USMLE website says that IMGs experienced a 18% drop in passing rate after the new changes. So is it now 62%? Can anyone please explain?
  19. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Guys I brought the Latest FA for CS Edition but I have noticed that it is for the old system (5 differentials and 5 investigations) how to practice the new system ??
  20. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I failed in ICE portion of CS. Really disappointed and came out of no where. My exam is in January but trying to get a closer date. How do I improve in the ICE portion. I attended the Kaplan course and went through first aid. What exactly are they looking for and how can I improve? I didn't...
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