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Good candidate, failed CS

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by Boiler502, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Boiler502

    Sep 3, 2014
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    I recently found out I failed Step II CS in CIS- not sure what I did wrong, actually. Otherwise, I'm a pretty good candidate- no other red flags, Step 1 of 246, Honors in EM, Surgery, OB, Family, Neuro, and Peds clinicals, HP in everything else, great letters, presented a poster at acep, etc.

    I was just wondering- will this be a huge mark against me, or do most EM PDs not see this as a big deal? I'll obviously state how I accepted the failure, improved on my performance, and eventually passed. However, should I release the info of the failure after I get a passing score and risk getting screened out of interviews, or right away and use it as a learning experience during interviews?
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  3. TimesNewRoman

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    May 14, 2013
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