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Clinical skills test

Discussion in 'Step II' started by cliquesh, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. cliquesh

    cliquesh 7+ Year Member

    Nov 2, 2007

    When I practice the exam, I finish the HPI and physical in like 7 mins. I assume on test day I'll be more anxious and slow, but did you guys leave the room that quickly? Also, did you take notes as the patient talked? Did you expose the patients chest when you did the heart exam or did you just slide your scope down their gown?
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
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  3. ar2388

    ar2388 rads resident 7+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    New York, NY
    also, you are figuring out which parts you need to do.. but there were a few cases where i left the room early.. esp the telephone encounter
  4. woeiru


    Sep 15, 2012
    Keep in mind that the patients tend to have at least one question they will ask that you need to answer. They also may not end up answering as quickly/succinctly as whomever you are practicing with.
  5. EMquest3


    Jul 26, 2012
    I finished every encounter about 3-4 minutes early and I passed so if you do that it's not necessarily a problem. I enjoyed having the extra time to gather my thoughts for the note.

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