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step1sucks
08-18-2008, 06:13 PM
Hello everyone! So after 3 weeks of studying and practicing with a friend I finally took my CS today at the center in Chicago, IL. I will post my experience later (my eyes are seriously burning right now) but I wanted to say the exam was honestly not bad! FA is def. enough!!
I did forget a few simple things for a few encounters. But I think it's impossible for for anyone to cover EVERYTHING! Am I right? I sure hope so and I hope that I pass that exam! Small things I forgot: Sensory part of neuro exam. Carotid auscultation, PMI when it should've been done. I typed my note... did not run out of room (came close though). I ran out of time on 1 encounter... was not able to counsel.
But other than that I think it went ok!

If anyone has questions feel free to ask away! :D

stateofequilibrium
08-18-2008, 11:56 PM
don't worry, lots of people forgot lots of "can't miss" things. It's pretty much:

(1) Can they understand you?
(2) Are you polite?
(3) Do you show empathy?
(4) Proper hygeine and respect for the patient?
(5) DO YOU SPEAK ENGRISH?!

chet_ph
08-19-2008, 05:35 PM
do you mind sharing your 12 cases???

stateofequilibrium
08-19-2008, 09:45 PM
do you mind sharing your 12 cases???

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