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    I kept running out of time.

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    I passed.
    Even though I didn't finish most of the cases.
    I talk too slow.

    I took the Kaplan 1 week CS course. It helped alot.
    Mostly they showed all the 101 things to worry about which I never would have realized if I just studied a book.
    Also it showed how slow I am.

    So I adjusted my strategy. Since the communication score was much more heavily weighted than the physical exam score, I decided to sacrifice the physical exam in favor of the interview.

    I made sure to do an exhaustive HPI not missing any SIQORAAAPAMHITFOSS and hitting every corner of politeness, pleasantries, smalltalk.

    Then, I would do only one system in the physical exam. i.e. if the cc was cough, then do only lung. If chest pain then only cardiovascular.

    That way I gain 2pts in communication for every 1pt lost from physical.
    I hope then that would leave enough time for closing and counseling.

    But I still ran out of time! I was able to close only 3 or 4 of the cases.
    Apparantly closing is not worth many points because I passed anyway.
    ...fade out to the wail of a lonely saxophone.

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    Congrats!

    Congrats!!! Which location did you take CS at?

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    congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I need to think about something...maybe you know what...

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    took it in houston

    took it in houston

    One notable case, a lady cc stress incontinence
    but when I asked if there were any complications during her NVD she said none.
    During closing I said a common cause of stress incontinence in women her age was an episiotomy. And she said oh yeah, she did have one of those.

    So I guess we're supposed to have asked for such things specificially.
    Last edited by medNoir; 06-28-2008 at 09:30 PM.
    ...fade out to the wail of a lonely saxophone.

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    NPH.
    don't post real cases.
    Last edited by Splendid; 07-05-2010 at 10:30 AM.

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