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med1r 06-21-2013 09:13 AM

Passed my CS in 4 Weeks
 
Hi, I am new to this forum its my first post. I was very happy to see I passed the CS exam and I wanted to come out and share that. I only have the step 1 left to do.

My story: I have two kids and new baby on the way and a Husband. I am from Hawaii and am doing clinical rotations. I did not have a lot of time to prepare. I started with the some study partners doing the things we do in clinicals and some students were saying we cant do all the stuff in clinicals in the CS exam. I looked for review courses and with two kids its hard to afford a lot. I got a discount code from csevideo and got them for one month. I could not study much because I am pregnant and it is takes a lot of my energy. So I did as much as I could. I watched all the videos a few times and did the FA with it. I was scared in the exam because I am showing and did not want the SP to think I could not do the job right. I did everything I saw in the videos I followed dr Reynolds in all the details and got my score report today I pass pass pass.

Thank you for your good work csevideo made my exam predictable and easy.

My cases: i would say all of them are in the videos set 1 2 and 3. and some from fa.

Patient note: I did alot of practice on this one because I hear alot of people have a hard time so I did it alot and was ok on the score card.

the exam: was slow in the begining and the center was hot so I was uncomfortable I had one phone peds case and the room was cooler. the people students and workers were nice, lunch was not so great bring your own. I work slacks and flat shoes and my hair in a bun was dressed like I do in clinicals.

so thats it if you need to ask anything go ahead

neuralcrest 06-21-2013 09:48 PM

wow! great job super mom!

shima 06-21-2013 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by med1r (Post 198395)
Hi, I am new to this forum its my first post. I was very happy to see I passed the CS exam and I wanted to come out and share that. I only have the step 1 left to do.

My story: I have two kids and new baby on the way and a Husband. I am from Hawaii and am doing clinical rotations. I did not have a lot of time to prepare. I started with the some study partners doing the things we do in clinicals and some students were saying we cant do all the stuff in clinicals in the CS exam. I looked for review courses and with two kids its hard to afford a lot. I got a discount code from csevideo and got them for one month. I could not study much because I am pregnant and it is takes a lot of my energy. So I did as much as I could. I watched all the videos a few times and did the FA with it. I was scared in the exam because I am showing and did not want the SP to think I could not do the job right. I did everything I saw in the videos I followed dr Reynolds in all the details and got my score report today I pass pass pass.

Thank you for your good work csevideo made my exam predictable and easy.

My cases: i would say all of them are in the videos set 1 2 and 3. and some from fa.

Patient note: I did alot of practice on this one because I hear alot of people have a hard time so I did it alot and was ok on the score card.

the exam: was slow in the begining and the center was hot so I was uncomfortable I had one phone peds case and the room was cooler. the people students and workers were nice, lunch was not so great bring your own. I work slacks and flat shoes and my hair in a bun was dressed like I do in clinicals.

so thats it if you need to ask anything go ahead

CSS videos are really bad I would not recommend it to anyone also how come u got it on Friday not Thursday your mark

shima 06-21-2013 11:41 PM

this is a poor advertising scheme , CSe videos are the worst tool to prep with, I warn you all.

also I know ur lying since you think scores come out on Fridays

shima 06-22-2013 12:01 AM

oalso another reason you are lying is because PN score is not scored anymore,

so I wonder
a) how bad is the bussines with Jennifer and her flawed CSS videos
b) did you Copy this post from another one some where else

now if you want to say anything answer why u lied about the score sheet showing your pPN score, why u lied about the date you got your score.

I smell a TROLL


it funny that some people actually believed her story and lied and thanked her, this shows how bad this is, we need a moderator on this forum, someone who will call out trolls for who they are. using a pregnant mother and having kids as a cover was smart but .

Smell a big TROLL

anyone else see why CSS videos sticky us closed , we can't comment in it, I guess they figured out there is nothing good that will. one out of it.

shima 06-22-2013 12:10 AM

sorry about spelling and grammar , Iam on tablet.

cearamor 06-22-2013 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shima (Post 198519)
oalso another reason you are lying is because PN score is not scored anymore,

so I wonder
a) how bad is the bussines with Jennifer and her flawed CSS videos
b) did you Copy this post from another one some where else

now if you want to say anything answer why u lied about the score sheet showing your pPN score, why u lied about the date you got your score.

I smell a TROLL


it funny that some people actually believed her story and lied and thanked her, this shows how bad this is, we need a moderator on this forum, someone who will call out trolls for who they are. using a pregnant mother and having kids as a cover was smart but .

Smell a big TROLL

anyone else see why CSS videos sticky us closed , we can't comment in it, I guess they figured out there is nothing good that will. one out of it.

100% agreed.. I mean, this is a troll, but for me csevideos had some importance in the very beginning, to have an idea, but after a while I had to abandon their model, since some people who failed in CIS I personally know attributed their failure to the fact that they've adopted CSEvideos format.. And I agreed with them, since their method is:
- based on asking tons of closed questions, which is not graded anymore in this new format,
- their physical exam part is pretty poor (prefer UW and Dr Swartz videos)
- there's no empathy at all Dr Reynolds seems like a robot asking questions
- they're lazy enough to not adequate their contents to the new changes..

shima 06-22-2013 08:56 AM

I think this is a perfect example of why not choose CSE vidoes for your prep.

kdm0101 06-22-2013 10:07 AM

CSE is crap...i watched 2 videos and wondered if i would even pass (esp i CIS) by using it...yes this post seems like a BIG TROLL. Those examinees in CSE look like as if they were chronically constipated and forced to do the encounter.

shima 06-22-2013 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kdm0101 (Post 198595)
CSE is crap...i watched 2 videos and wondered if i would even pass (esp i CIS) by using it...yes this post seems like a BIG TROLL. Those examinees in CSE look like as if they were chronically constipated and forced to do the encounter.


looool, i love your comments

kdm0101 06-22-2013 10:11 AM

and moreover you are saying that you were able to watch these videos FEW TIMES:o:confused: and do FA with 2 kids and 3rd on the way?? kinda fishy but all the best for your pregnancy. Wish you success in future also.

Novobiocin 06-22-2013 01:18 PM

Looks like a poor attempt by someone to advertise CSE Videos.
It is interesting to note that the CSE video thread was first moved to advert section (due to the bad publicity they were getting due to their own fault) and later on the thread disappeared altogether (couldn't handle the criticism).
Yesterday the thread resurfaced but you can't comment on it anymore.
All this shows how shady their business is in addition to poor delivery of service and a non-existent customer service.
Interestingly, 2 years ago they said "next year we will have another 120 videos with a textbook" BUT it looks like they have been sleeping since then.
I just can't believe they "dropped the ball" like that. They had the entire market of CS for themselves but did nothing for 2 years (to improve the videos/improve the delivery of service and have a customer service) except sitting on their ischial tuberosity hoping to mint money without investing anything for as long as possible!

aknz 06-22-2013 05:15 PM

I planned to buy CSE videos when I started my CS preparation but later on I skipped this idea and bought UW subscription.Two days ago, I was watching a CSE video on utube and realized that the lady is not even performing the PE correctly.

The thanks especially goes to NOVOBIOCIN who posted on the forum about it.

shima 06-22-2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Novobiocin (Post 198651)
Looks like a poor attempt by someone to advertise CSE Videos.
It is interesting to note that the CSE video thread was first moved to advert section (due to the bad publicity they were getting due to their own fault) and later on the thread disappeared altogether (couldn't handle the criticism).
Yesterday the thread resurfaced but you can't comment on it anymore.
All this shows how shady their business is in addition to poor delivery of service and a non-existent customer service.
Interestingly, 2 years ago they said "next year we will have another 120 videos with a textbook" BUT it looks like they have been sleeping since then.
I just can't believe they "dropped the ball" like that. They had the entire market of CS for themselves but did nothing for 2 years (to improve the videos/improve the delivery of service and have a customer service) except sitting on their ischial tuberosity hoping to mint money without investing anything for as long as possible!

dude, they sold so much money, that they are just chilaxing

Novobiocin 06-22-2013 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shima (Post 198681)
dude, they sold so much money, that they are just chilaxing

That's what GM, Ford and Chrysler did few years ago and it didn't turn out very well for them !

kdm0101 06-23-2013 06:28 AM

They are choosing such a wrong and unethical mwthod to make money and sell their material, specifically targeting ppl. Just imagine there are so many female doctors who have kids and trying to keep balance between their families and taking USMLE. They become a soft target when they see a post like this.

kdm0101 06-23-2013 06:30 AM

yes right....that lady in the video made me feel that even my grandmother can come alive and pass the test without any practice.
Quote:

Originally Posted by aknz (Post 198680)
I planned to buy CSE videos when I started my CS preparation but later on I skipped this idea and bought UW subscription.Two days ago, I was watching a CSE video on utube and realized that the lady is not even performing the PE correctly.

The thanks especially goes to NOVOBIOCIN who posted on the forum about it.



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