First Aid for Step 2 CS

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Question for those who have taken CS and used first aid:

I think i remember reading somewhere on SDN that the 31 cases with check lists were 90% of what you see on the actual exam (ie the same CC and same illnesses)

Is this true?

Also, is there anything else i should use to study for this exam?
 

drbetty

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Question for those who have taken CS and used first aid:

I think i remember reading somewhere on SDN that the 31 cases with check lists were 90% of what you see on the actual exam (ie the same CC and same illnesses)

Is this true?

Also, is there anything else i should use to study for this exam?

similar cases on the real thing, maybe even simpler.

no other books needed. first aid is more than enough.
 

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How much time did you guys spend on this? My test is next week, but I'm out of town for the weekend at a wedding. I've been trying to study, but have been really distracted seeing old friends and the like. Anyway, is a solid 2 days of studying good enough? I will die if I fail this thing (OK, not really, but I won't graduate, and that will suck)......

Also, for a lot of the cases they have more than 5 ddx's and diagnostic studies listed. Does that mean we would have gotten credit for including any of the five?
 

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How much time did you guys spend on this? My test is next week, but I'm out of town for the weekend at a wedding. I've been trying to study, but have been really distracted seeing old friends and the like. Anyway, is a solid 2 days of studying good enough? I will die if I fail this thing (OK, not really, but I won't graduate, and that will suck)......

Also, for a lot of the cases they have more than 5 ddx's and diagnostic studies listed. Does that mean we would have gotten credit for including any of the five?

If you spend ~5 days studying around 4-5 hours per, that is more than enough (unless you're an IMG or have poor English). You need to list at least 3 ddx from what I am hearing--on half of my cases I had exactly 3 ddx and I passed. Hope that helps. Oh, and just use FA CS.


best of luck
 

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Wow, 4-5 hours a day for 5 days.....I'm going to try to cram that in to 3 days, hopefully that will be ok.....

Thanks for your input!
 

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I totally agree with femto, just go through first aid and all its practice cases. Do try to practice the cases with a friend or anyone in a timed mode ;)
 
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