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when evaluating Cranial nerves...is it ok to use a tongue depressor to provoke a gag reflex?? ins't this too invasive or agressive for this CS exam, considering We have to tune it down when it comes to physical exam??
 

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Never do it

Oh, No
Never do it. They will fail you if you do it.

In fact, not only you should not do Gag but also you should not press hard on the tongue.

You should also avoid (strong) abdominal palpation.

These instructions are specifically mentioned in the official CS exam video instructions found here
http://www.usmle.org/Orientation/2010/menu.html
 
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