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Does anyone know if ear plugs are allowed for CS during the pt note entry? A room with a dozen ppl furiously typing simultaneously would be quite distracting for me...

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Aug 10, 2013
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I believe you can not, because they check your pockets prior to entering the clinical encounter hallway. You can't have anything in your pockets so I assume they won't let you. Just ask prior to the start of the exam or call the testing center.
 

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you wont hear them typing the room is huge. its not like the prometrics rooms where you are sitting literally right next to each other
 
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While I cannot speak for everyone, given the format of the test it's not really a problem. You do the majority of your thinking inside the room with the patient. Once you're outside, you're just regurgitating what you already thought of. I know it's an exam so it's a lot more stressful, but it really should be no different than typing/writing your note in the hospital.

I did not find it distracting at all. This is coming from a person who was distracted for almost all of CK. I think CK takes a huge amount of concentration whereas CS is much more relaxed.
 
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Thanks to all of you for your helpful responses!! U guys/gals are awesome!

Turns out that my concerns were misplaced! The stations were spaced out, and the "ambient noise" was really not an issue.