Home » Step 2 CS » Change in CS Passing Standards from January 2013?
usmlerider (Posts 1) - 9/27/2012 10:34:57 PM
 
As per usmle they can introduce New passing standards for CS Exam based on CS Committee meeting. You can expect changes from Jan 1,2013 if committee favors

Thanks and all the best for your cs exam

usmlerider (Posts 1) - 10/2/2012 3:48:25 AM
 
we can give cs exam by December to escape high passing standards which may be applicable for students taking cs exam on or after Jan 1,2013. they are planning but not yet confirmed. They will confirm in December 2012

pinomontalbano (Posts 1) - 10/30/2012 4:27:07 PM
 
oh my god who studies for CS for 6 months!??! that sounds horrible!!! it took me only 2 months...have you people never
spoken with a human being before? you just ask them questions about their health and do a physical exam. LOL. i took my test in Los Angeles and passed with flying colors. 6 months! LOL
edited by pinomontalbano on 10/30/2012

jasminet (Posts 1) - 11/1/2012 2:07:23 PM
 
If you've had proper training you can prepare for the CS exam in 2-3 weeks.
It all the depends on what type of patients you're used to seeing and if you use the skills they test you on in real life.
For people who do their rotations in US hospitals and follow the corect format and mannerisms 2-3 weeks is fine.

achyuthan (Posts 1) - 11/1/2012 11:52:15 PM
 
i am considering to sit cs around feb-mar,2013,can anyone guide me please,iam an IMG with good clinical experience and will be reaching NYC this month end,anyone interested to be a sp may reply

phaniborra (Posts 1) - 11/2/2012 10:34:15 PM
 
2-3 weeks it is to prepare for CS... U dont need more than that...

pinomontalbano (Posts 1) - 11/3/2012 8:22:51 PM
 
no i am an fmg also. i think it takes 2 months to really prepare well for part ck, but a lot of it is bedside manner, smiling, good explanation in common terms (not medical). you have to act like the patient is the boss..which is what american hospitals are like. if you have a typical Indian doctor attitude like "I am a doctor i am the King of Delhi" then you will fail because this shows no compassion towards the patients needs as a sick person. i think 2 months is good. 6 months is kinda of long. Devika have you finally passed CS

pinomontalbano (Posts 1) - 11/3/2012 8:23:45 PM
 
no i took cs april 2012. it was a hard exam, but you have to know how to talk to a sick person. it's ALLL acting. they act you act and then go type. i studied honestly for 2 months. so 8 weeks. and i am an FMG not an AMG, devika.

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