Passed my CS retake!


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Jan 30, 2008
  1. Medical Student
    Yeah so I'm the dummy who failed the ICE portion the first time around.

    Got my retake scores today, and I PASSED!!!!

    Word to the wise: dont take the test for granted like I did, trust me you dont want a failing score hanging over your head for 5 months waiting for the retake score to come back.

    I wish I could see my score breakdowns to see how it compared to my failing score report.

    My advice: use a combination of mnemonics as well as lots of specific complaint-based ROS questions.
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    Mar 26, 2008
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      Congratulations Medblazer!

      I don't think there is any rhyme or reason as to who fails this test, so you are not a dummy for failing the CS the first time. Retakers pass at the same rate as first-time takers (there is a big difference for all other Step exams), which tells me that this exam tests absolutely nothing.

      Anyway, I digress. Congrats!
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