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    What went wrong?

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    Hi everyone! I would like some comments about my CS exam.
    First of all, I took my CS on September and recently got my failed score. I constantly checked on the web page and found an available date before December 31. So for all of you guys that need date soon, keep trying because you never know when you will find one. I found mine at 5 in the morning.

    Now, even though I passed my spoken English and the integrated clinical encounter. I failed the ICS subcomponent.
    Questioning skills were slightly beyond borderline (in a positive way). Information skills and professional manner/ rapport where borderline. I donít understand why the overall outcome was below borderline. Any way I remember correctly that I was very respectful, always introduced myself, used correctly the patient name, drape them (not to all because some of them I though didnít need it), made eye contact, wash my hands. I think I did follow ALL of the respectful items recommended. I did reviewed my differentials and workup plan with them . I think I did a pretty extensive closure and counseling (at least in most of them).
    The only thing I didnít do much was to step by step tell the patient what I was doing; like if Iím looking for fluid overflow while touching their ankles or, Iím checking for peripheral pulses to point some.

    Please help me because my second chance is near. Do you really need to drape all of them even though you are not going to perform a physical exam? And not telling step by step all of the components of the physical exam were the reasons of my failure? Maybe I missed something in the history that could help me in the counseling but Iím pretty much sure that I did ask about alcohol and cage, smoking and sexual habits to all.

    Thank you very much!!!!
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    how is your prep going for the next cs?

    Have you been able to practice on anyone? Everything says that is very helpful.
    Have you or has anyone ever heard about the Atlanta testing site?
    thanks and good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixpanda View Post
    Have you or has anyone ever heard about the Atlanta testing site?
    thanks and good luck
    Do not buy into other people telling you that one test site is easier or harder than another. An easier test site simply does not exist, they are all the same. The best site to go to is the one that has a test date that is best conducive to your schedule and most conveniently closest to you.
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