Dear People from C3NY,
After 7 weeks of anxiety and waiting, I got my Step 2-CS result. I PASSED THANK GOD.
I’m really happy and thankful to all of you from C3NY. During the June 2006 Workshop, I built the confidence that I needed to succeed in the exam. I just did what Doctor Swartz told us……….”This exam is a matter of communication with the patient in which you have to show the humanistic part of being a doctor”……….YOU A RE REALLY A “MAESTRO”……MASTER DOCTOR SWARTZ.
Thanks once again to Doctor Swartz, Anna, and the SPs. The workshops made a real difference in my confidence and attitudes toward the exam.
Besides learning how to deal with this nerve-racking exam, I learned many important aspects that I will apply during my professional life. That’s why I extremely recommend this course to ANYBODY facing Step 2-CS.
Respected Dr. Swartz and Anna,
I just got my result 96 I passed!!!
I want to thank both of you and all the SP’s. I paid attention to all that was taught each day and tried to follow it to the minutest details. Before coming to your class I had just given my CK, I didn’t read any book for Step 2CS. Had just gone through forums to see how students prepare for CS. I was very much confused about the exam and had many questions in mind.
But by the end of the 3rd day, I was very much clear in mind about how to go about patients. The small videos that you showed were great help to know what I must not do in exam.
I don’t know if you remember, I was almost in tears before attending the SP I was assigned at C3NY and Anna told me its just like a stage 96 you’ll feel comfortable after you start your conversation-and that’s what happened. I remember that my history was over in 9 minutes, and it felt like my questions to SP were a rapid fire. Dr. Swartz and Anna pointed that out. And I performed exactly opposite to that in real exam- I just went with the flow-keeping in mind elephant eg. given by Dr Swartz.
After attending C3NY I had started practicing with my husband, I had few querries. I e-mailed Dr Swartz and he replied to them within a couple of hours. I am thankful to him. I liked each and every point that he told us in interaction with the patient.
I scored a 99 in CK. I knew theory part but was afraid of patient interaction in this country. Thanks to Dr Swartz and Anna, I made it through this exam.
Dear Dr. Swartz, Anna and Charles,
I am so happy to let you know that I passed USMLE Step 2 CS exam!
Every single moment on the real exam reminded me of everything you mentioned in your course. Even the voice in the room as God!
Three days on your course were more than helpful. First of all, the confidence you gave me during this course helped me to be more relaxed and focus on real exam. During your course, I gained not only good experience, but also good friends. Some of us communicate and support each other. Your book is the best for preparation for this test. I will keep your book in my library and maybe one day, my daughter, who wants to be a physician, will use it.
You are a wonderful Team and deserve the best recognition from all of us, foreign physicians!!!
With all my heart…
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
I am feeling excited to tell you that I just got my result of step 2 cs yesterday, and I passed it!! I took it on 14th June in Los Angeles, and I was enrolled in your May workshops. I would like to mention that this happened after a failure, and the only thing which changed between failure and success was that I attended your classes, which was one of the best learning experience in my life.
On my previous attempt, I failed in Spoken English Proficiency (SEP). Before attending your workshops, I was very confused on how this workshop would affect my SEP, but I was wrong. Now, I strongly believe that following your concepts and styles of dealing with this exam affected and lifted my entire performance including SEP, which helped me to pass this exam.
Things I liked the most about your workshop are: your fundamental approach and knowledge of dealing with this exam, constant feedback by you, Anna, SPs, direct interaction with your SPs who have been real SPs and watching other people performing real encounter etc. Through your workshop, I also got good friends to practice for this exam, and now we are planning for the residency together.
I have already recommended my friends about your workshops and will continue doing that. Most importantly, some of them already took the exam after me and passed this exam.
I am really thankful to you and Anna, not only for helping me to pass this exam, but also for teaching me helpful traits toward my medical career in United States.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
I am so sorry for replying late. I was busy with my CK preparation and took the exam yesterday.
I am extremely glad to let you know that I have passed Step 2CS that I took in LA on 12th July. Not only that, I have got 2 asterisk marks in PN and ICE and higher performance in other segments too. I thought I have failed after my exam just like how you said we’re going to feel at a loss after SP encounters! I was out of the world happy when I opened my score report and couldn’t believe my eyes for a moment!
I was in the June, 2011 batch of C3NY. The three days of the session were unique and essential. On the second day, as we were running out of time, you performed the PE rapidly at the end and that helped me to manage my time in real exam where we get only 2-3mins to do the PE. So the brief but concise PE technique was of tremendous help. I got a very unusual case on the 3rd day of your course and performed terribly, but I think that was the key to my success as that incident made me take this exam even more seriously.
I can’t thank you and the rest of team enough. I don’t think I could have made this in one go without your help. I have already suggested many of my fellow CS takers your program and will continue to do so. I wish you and C3NY all the best, and I hope you will keep helping many IMGs like me in the future successfully.
Dear Dr. Swartz, Anna,
Got my report today. I passed. Thank you for your teaching.
For future test takers, I can’t emphasize more on Communication parts. I forgot knocking the door few times, but remained in good attitude and caring in each encounter.
I missed a lot on data gathering and physical exams. Thought I am going to fail it, but still passed with high marks.
It’s not about medicine; it’s really about professional communication.
I am glad to share my excitement with you and wish you the best!
Hello Dr. Swartz, Ginny, and Anna,
My name is Dr. Kalpesh Patel. I attended your workshops in August 2005. I took my exam on 6 September in Philadelphia, and today I got my result…I PASSED the exam!
I am really thankful to all three of you who really helped me and many others in passing this exam. All of you took your personal interest in our preparation and that is what I liked most about your classes. Since the patients in the actual Step 2-CS exam were not as tough as in the workshops, as Dr. Swartz told us, the exam looked easy to me since I was well prepared for the “tough ones” by you guys. Once again thank you very much for your help, and I really really appreciate everything that you are doing for the IMGs.
My name is Swarajit Ghosh. I just got the results of the step 2 CS online and I passed!
Your course was refreshing, informative and very helpful.
Many thanks to you, Ginny, Dr. Swartz and all the SP’s for preparing us so well! I will most likely use what you taught even during my clinical training.
I will certainly recommend your course to other Step 2CS candidates.
Thanks once again for your insight!
This is Sam Snyder, I was at your course in November 2015… I just received my score today and I’m very happy to report that I passed!
Thank you all very much for your help! Your course went a long ways in building my confidence and helping me know what to expect stepping into this exam. I’d also like to thank you for your emergency exit strategy, unfortunately I had to use it during the exam more than once, but I think that it really helped with a patient encounter that otherwise would have been awkward.
I hope that you’re all doing well and getting dug out from all that snow!
Thank you again for your help,
Dear Dr. Swartz and Miss. Lank,
I took Step 2 CS exam on September 16 and received my result today: PASS!
I took your course in August; it was wonderful! Because of other time issues, I took only your workshops, and I worked on the patient note and practiced with a friend 2-3 days during the last week before the exam.
I am really glad that I passed. And I give all the credit to you both who prepared my mind so well for the exam. You also helped me understand the main idea of this exam. Thank you so much. I say this from the bottom of my heart. I do not know so many fancy words to be able to tell you how grateful I am to both of you.
Thank you so much and keep up the good work.