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CSA study materials

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by Pureride, Jun 16, 2002.

  1. Pureride

    Pureride Banned Banned

    Nov 19, 2001
    Hello. I aam looking for some general advice on preparation for the CSA.

    Does anyone know of any CSA study materials?
    Also, I know they are much different exams but, what about the level of difficulty of the CSA as compared to the USMLE step 1 or 2.

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  3. Stormreaver

    Stormreaver The Blade of Tyshalle 7+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Oklahoma City
    The CSA is not a particularly difficult exam; for anyone who can speak english reasonably well, and who has an idea of how to communicate with patients and knows the basics of examining patients, it should be a snap.

    The sources most often used for preparation are Mastering the OSCE/CSA by Rodriguez and NMS CSA. Although they are useful, i didn't find that I needed them. Instead I used the booklet the ECFMG sent and watched the videotape a couple of times. The rest was just common sense.

    And before Cuts points it out: no 501s <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> :D
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    I agree with Stormweaver...if you get anything get the book by Rodriguez. Most of the patient encounters are pretty simple, FP-General Practice type stuff.

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