Steps to Success – Step 2 CS Review by Dr. Mina Fransawy Alkomos
Passed cs on second attempt with about 3 weeks differance between score report and 2nd attempt.
3 weeks only because of the support i got from the people around me.
I wrote this post for the people who failed Cs ( ICE portion ) or havent taken it yet.
and whoever failed, Go Back to the hotel, practice as if nothing happened, donot let them tell you u re not good, show up again and show them.
i know how its hard for anyone to start again, but u got it .
first I hesitated in writing it, Because i see most of the people passing so whats the point, but after thinking, This can help at least one person so why not.
This can help that one person who might be doing mistakes in his preparation right know and he/she too shy or to confident to ask .
my first exam was in
may 1st 2017, report in june 28
2nd exam was
in july 24th/2017, report in october 11
i took the second one as soon as i found a date. Both was in houston, i got 3 repeated patients in the second time
I wont talk about how to prepare for Cs, Alot of you’ll can talk about this better than me.
Im gonna talk about A point in ICE section.
As shown in the pictures, i failed ICE in the first one
I only have two explanations
1- quality of the writing ex.
60 YO M PRESENTED TO ER C/O SUDDEN ONSET OF LT SIDE CHEST PAIN. CONDITION STARTED 30 MINUTES AGO, PROGRESSIVE COURSE. THE PAIN IS COMPRESSION IN QUALITY, 6/10, NON RADIATING, AGGREVAYED BY EXERTION, NO ALLEVIATING FACTORS. ASSOCIATED WITH SWEATING.
HE RELATES THIS TO RUNNING. HE DENIES …….
60 YO M PRESENTED TO THE ER C/O OF LT SIDE SCHEST PAIN WHILE HE WAS RUNNING, ITS SUDDEN, PROGRESSIVE COURSE, NO RADIATION, AGGREVIATED BY EXERCISE, NO ALLEVIATING FACTORS
what i want to say that the first one was more organised, better quality and quickly informative.
2- my second explanation is
the order of DD and supporting evidence
i might have missed the order of DD
so what i need you to do
1- write PN early, and let someone revise them, and gives u notes
2- donot get overconfident with writing notes, if you wrote a note and no one saw it, consider it not written
3- show it to different people
NB i did a score recheck, and nothing changed.
Best of luck.
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