Posted by Yassmine G from IP 22.214.171.124 on May 22, 2009 at 15:23:49:
pls email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the complete note- good luck to all!
In the name of God*, the most Gracious, the most Merciful
Greetings of peace to all readers,
First, great news; you will PASS the CS -God willing! If I did it, so can you all you have to do is read this till the end & carefully check off all the items as you finish them.
Second, due acknowledgements; my deepest gratitude to our Creator*, Who answers all prayers-directly or indirectly- in its proper time... & special thanks to my family & friends for their valuable guidance & ongoing support, I couldnt have done it without them- my dear Parents, my cool brothers & my wonderful friends & a few other colleagues who I regrettably can not mention all their names.
Third, a disclaimer; this is written permission that you can share/print my note to spread the benefit , as long as you dont intend to make money out of it or wrongly attribute it to yourself.
Fourth, the lay out;
A-Very Useful Links (official links, usmle forums)
B-Resources Used .. (books, websites)
C-Things to Memorize . (Differential Diagnosis, History Qs, Physical Examinations, Investigations)
D-Scoring System ...... (3 major categories)
E-Communication Skills .. (check list, scoring points)
F-Important Advice .. ... (draft sheet, practicing)
G-Learn to Write . . (Draft Sheet, Patient Note)
H-Study Partner ... (importance, alternatives)
I-Pre/EXAM/Post . (preparing, actual day)
J-Acceptable mistakes (passed despite them)
K-Being Different ..... (what to do/say)
L-Whether to Retake CS .. . (reasons why you should)
Post a Followup