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In some cases, one of the assessments during the Step 2 cs exam might be a patient suffering from an alcohol-related problem. When presented with such a situation, it’s important to address the following factors. You need to be psychologically prepared. At one point or another, you will have to give advice (that’s what examiners expect) in a manner that won’t sound forceful or offensive to the patient. Advise them to be moderate. For instance,

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When it comes to the USMLE Step 2 Cs exam, an accurate differential diagnosis is important because not only does it ease the patient from a rigorous testing process, but also from the physical and emotional trauma of being sick and hospitalized. As a medical student about to undertake the exam, how can you appropriately give an accurate differential diagnosis? Here are a few tips to keep in mind. 1- If you’re reading these tips

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In the Step 2 CS exam, pain evaluation is one of the important factors that assessors use to determine whether you have prepared well. That being said, how do you confidently tackle this section? Here are a few tips to keep in mind while being examined. Make the patient (examiner) comfortable Presentation is key here. Make a warm introduction to the patient so that they ease into you. This reduces their tension and nerves (and

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Data collection is the main pillar of the step 2 cs. Did you know that 85% of the exam is determined by how well you interact and obtain information from your patient? Not only does this data help you in your differential diagnosis, but also showcases your readiness to work at a professional level. While in the assessment room, it may get a little tense during this process. Here are a few guidelines to help

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The Step 2 CS (clinical skills) examination is an exam that medical students have to pass in order to practice medicine in the United States. The Step2 CS or Clinical Skills Examination (CSE) examination evaluates ones ability to gather and interpret clinical  patient data and communicate effectively in the English language. Step 2 CS consists of eleven or twelve stations, ten of which are scored; in each station one will encounter a Standardized Patient (SP),

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10 Steps To Passing The Step 2 CS Exam 10 easy steps from Dr. Sermarini that you should keep in mind before doing your Step 2 CS exam The Step 2 CS Exam is coming up and you don’t know where to begin. What pressure! You are stressed because you know you need to pass it to become a certified medical doctor. You have been studying yet you feel totally unprepared. Usually considered a stressful

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