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Discussion in 'Step II' started by justwondering, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. justwondering

    justwondering 5+ Year Member

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    most of the SP's i had were good to excellent. good acting, etc.

    however i had 2 pts who were sorta rude. one refused to shake hands with me (before AND after the exam....i forgot and stuck out my hand the second time too)....she just kinda looked at me instead of shaking it. at first i wondered if they were being "in character", but i couldnt think of any reason why that would be in character. she wasnt in pain or anything. nor was she supposed to be a "difficult pt" or anything. what the hey.

    i wish we could evaluate the individual SP cause some were fabulous and others were not.
     
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  3. loveumms

    loveumms Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Believe it or not, they still may have been considered difficult. Maybe they were trying to determine if you would be offended and get off track. Who knows, CS sucks and unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it
     
  4. gschl1234

    gschl1234 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    could it be a cultural sensitivity trick? does the pt come from a culture/background where it is inappropriate to shake?
     
  5. JMD

    JMD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Did you wash your hands before hand?
     
  6. Villin

    Villin 10+ Year Member

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    lemme guess. you took CS in chicago.
     
  7. justwondering

    justwondering 5+ Year Member

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    shoot...i hope im not giving away some patient case now. i just thought that was the sp's personal quirk. oh great. the nbme is gonna come after me now.
     
  8. Villin

    Villin 10+ Year Member

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    please take a breath...relax. you didn't give out any pertinent info...i just happened to remember the same lady. you didn't describe a CC, age, race, etc...so again, relax.:)
     

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