Step 2 CS in 28 Days – Experience by USMLE Lyfe


This is my experience. First of all, this was my first step. I was too worried to take it as the first one but I had to because my visa had few months to end. With someone who is literally average like me, and less preparation than the others. I never thought i’ll make it! And if I did, you can too!! Guess what? I took it in Philadelphia, where everybody else was an AMG.

My less preparation time was because I still have finals to do in the medical school. I took 28 days to prepare. My first two weeks was just reading the cases and practicing with someone through skype, where it was miserable because i was cheating all the time of what questions i gotta ask lol. Through time, i started to be more confident and make my own mnemonics. I watched a lot of videos also through that time.

Went to New York 2 weeks before my exam, and took the NYCS prep course because I didn’t have any idea about the patient note. So practicing a lot was the key to ace the patient note.

Stick to practicing a lot, even if it was for two weeks!! Choose the right partner, who doesn’t give compliments

First aid, Kaplan cases were helpful, partner, and Patient Note practicing!!

Good luck all!

If this experience helped you, check out the following:

USMLE Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills) – An IMG Perspective

STEP 2 CS : An IMG Experience – by Dr. Sara Khan

Steps to Success – Step 2 CS Review by Dr. Mina Fransawy Alkomos


December 26, 2017
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