Luis Sevilla’s USMLE Step 2CS Experience
Date of exam: August 1st Los Angeles Center
Prep time: 5 days, no study partner, FA only (don’t do this, prepare for more time and use a study partner)
I made a LOT of mistakes in every case, so yes, you are going to have flashbacks about your errors but still pass. My strategy was to write down my mnemonics before entering the room (took me around 1 min), interrogate patient and BASIC physical examination (like if pt c/o elbow pain, just examine the elbow). ALWAYS discuss the case with the patient and ask several times for any additional questions. In the note, don’t forget to use medical terms to score more points (instead of runny nose use rhinorrhea or stuff like that).
Good luck guys?