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Old 10-20-2016
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I agree IMG passed in LA..

Hi everyone, I had my result one week ago and thanks god I passed.
I prepared for like a month, passed through first aid 4-5 times ( including mini cases), watched the CSEvedios, practiced online with 2 guys who I met here and practiced live like half of the FA cases. I had no problem with notes typing.
I was the only IMG in LA, in the first case I was nervous and it was a tuff case, I ran out of time and couldn't do the closure. 2nd and 3rd cases were difficult also but I tried to be quick and finished just on time. after that I was kindda relieved and started to concentrate better.
I had like 2 incomplete notes (one of them I had only 2 DD) but did most of the counseling and PE well.
Honestly, I was nervous most of the time after the exam till I got my result I got higher performance in SEP and ICE, and just above borderline in CIS

Good luck guys..
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Good job!!!
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congratuations on your exam thats great you did it :0

which version of the first aid did you use?
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congratuations on your exam thats great you did it :0

which version of the first aid did you use?

Thanks..
I used the 5th edition
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Hi, congratulations!!!, Could you please advise in the ICE section...specially the proper way to type the PN? Pleaseeee
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Im in LA and gonna take my exam there do you have any special tips you can share
thanks
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Hi, congratulations!!!, Could you please advise in the ICE section...specially the proper way to type the PN? Pleaseeee

Thank you.
Well, usually before I enter the room I used to write down 3-4 differentials on the side to not get lost during the encounter. Regarding the notes, I used to start with differentials and supporting data, then go to the investigations, the history and at last the clinical examination. It really depends though on which way you fell more comfortable.
And of course, you have to practice A LOT and try to simulate the real exam.

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Im in LA and gonna take my exam there do you have any special tips you can share
thanks

Just stick to FA and don't forget to revise the minicases...

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thanks a bunch
how about your pn did you get through it easily and how much practice do you think is needed thanks for your time in answering some of my questions is
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@ Marlboroman. No special tips for L.A. Im waiting on results for tomorrow. I did my exam in L.A. over a month ago.
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congrats!
Best of luck for the future
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congrats!
way to go!
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Ucla what material did you use and did you use fa
Good luck fior you results
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congratulations
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has anyone gotten the mri or ct or xray on a device in the cs exam
please anyone??
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has anyone gotten the mri or ct or xray on a device in the cs exam
please anyone??
I have not
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thanks
any idea when they will put that in the exam? they said in june 2016 but I have not found anyone who had it
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there are tons of people who read this post and have taken the exam
has anyone at all gotten mri or ct in their exam?
or do you know anyone who has???
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Again @mman I have not of Mari in cs yet
How much time you using for study
Thank you ammnz
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hey physiciand I got 4 months of csevideo and the fa so basically 4 months
what is your study plan do you want to hook up on skype
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Hi everyone, I had my result one week ago and thanks god I passed.
I prepared for like a month, passed through first aid 4-5 times ( including mini cases), watched the CSEvedios, practiced online with 2 guys who I met here and practiced live like half of the FA cases. I had no problem with notes typing.
I was the only IMG in LA, in the first case I was nervous and it was a tuff case, I ran out of time and couldn't do the closure. 2nd and 3rd cases were difficult also but I tried to be quick and finished just on time. after that I was kindda relieved and started to concentrate better.
I had like 2 incomplete notes (one of them I had only 2 DD) but did most of the counseling and PE well.
Honestly, I was nervous most of the time after the exam till I got my result I got higher performance in SEP and ICE, and just above borderline in CIS

Good luck guys..
Good job! Congrats
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Hi everyone, I had my result one week ago and thanks god I passed.
I prepared for like a month, passed through first aid 4-5 times ( including mini cases), watched the CSEvedios, practiced online with 2 guys who I met here and practiced live like half of the FA cases. I had no problem with notes typing.
I was the only IMG in LA, in the first case I was nervous and it was a tuff case, I ran out of time and couldn't do the closure. 2nd and 3rd cases were difficult also but I tried to be quick and finished just on time. after that I was kindda relieved and started to concentrate better.
I had like 2 incomplete notes (one of them I had only 2 DD) but did most of the counseling and PE well.
Honestly, I was nervous most of the time after the exam till I got my result I got higher performance in SEP and ICE, and just above borderline in CIS

Good luck guys..
Congrats.. What u think caused a lower CIS??
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Congratulations!
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This is great to hear. Congratulations! The wait for the Step 2 CS score can be incredibly nerve-wracking.
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anybody for LA sp

usmle guy for cis just say thank you many times and always ask if what you are doing is ok and be really nice and let them talk like dont interrupt them if they are asking you a long quesiton
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Congratulations! I've heard, that LA is less IMG-friendly than Houston and Cchiago
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really? La is not img friendly I thought that was only pHilly
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exam in La in two weeks anything you think I should no please let me know
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Congratulations!

I'm also preparing for the test on May. I'm so frustrated I will omit several questions and P/Es.....
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Hi even I am planning to give exam in march in la center looking for study partner let me know if you interested
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thanks for the advice
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physiciand I passed my exam with all stars on dec 14 you need advice I will try to help I will be posting my experience because I got bunches of inquires on how to pass when is your exam did you take it yet?
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congrats ucla md why dont you post your experience already!
did my exam 3/7 in LA did not get ct or mri !!
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Hi, congratulations! I want to ask you shat you think of my experience with CS..
I took the exam this friday on philly... I think I did pretty good, at least I hope so. I didn't run out of time on any case, I asked all the relevant questions and my notes were as I wished them to be. I only have 2 concerns that are taking my sleep away: first, how bad is it to forget to draw out the feet support of the stretcher? I realized I missed that silly part when I asked them to lie down. The other concern is my English, since I'm an IMG. What is the minimum level required? I usually understand everything while I watch TV, except for some slangs or very quick talking. I may have said the wrong words or miss conjugate a couple of times, but other than that I understood everything, the same as the sp's. Other than that, I was very happy when I finished. I even got one sad patient to smile at the end. I summarized everything and asked permission to do anything, even asking them a out sexual life... do you think I will pass? I was very sure, but the waiting is just tearing my soul apart!! Especially after hearing that some IMGs fail the English component
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sounds like you have a really good chance of passing it pulling out the leg rest isn't that big of a deal imo. did the sp seem uncomfortable, if you could ask the right questions without them asking you to repeat yourself then you probably cleared it! I hope you did great!
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sounds like you have a really good chance of passing it pulling out the leg rest isn't that big of a deal imo. did the sp seem uncomfortable, if you could ask the right questions without them asking you to repeat yourself then you probably cleared it! I hope you did great!
Thank you very much! Well the sps didnt seem umcomfortable and now that I look back, I think I did ask all the questions for every patient. I am just nervous because I dont know what it takes to fail this exam. I have hear of people saying that they did horrible mistakes for most cases and then they say: OMG I passed with high performance. I'm just hoping that the opposite thing does not happen. I mean I feel good about it and you know.. maybe I wasnt that good.
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Hi everyone, I had my result one week ago and thanks god I passed.
I prepared for like a month, passed through first aid 4-5 times ( including mini cases), watched the CSEvedios, practiced online with 2 guys who I met here and practiced live like half of the FA cases. I had no problem with notes typing.
I was the only IMG in LA, in the first case I was nervous and it was a tuff case, I ran out of time and couldn't do the closure. 2nd and 3rd cases were difficult also but I tried to be quick and finished just on time. after that I was kindda relieved and started to concentrate better.
I had like 2 incomplete notes (one of them I had only 2 DD) but did most of the counseling and PE well.
Honestly, I was nervous most of the time after the exam till I got my result I got higher performance in SEP and ICE, and just above borderline in CIS

Good luck guys..
Congratulations!!
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for those who need la experience
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OMG so many email from the forum
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congrats on passing everyone should pass this test
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hello its that time again
I m free if anyone needs any help in cs prep
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