Thank you and Anna.
I passed my step 2CS. I had given my exam on 28th March 2006, came from UK to attend your February workshop. It was of great help to me. It helped to boost my confidence. Your way of teaching was excellent. You gave me the right direction. Learning through books is easy, but application needs right approach, which you taught me.
If anyone has a slightest doubt about his/her success in Step 2CS, they should definitely attend this workshop; its worth spending their hard earned money.
Thanks once again to you and Anna.
Dear Dr Swartz and Ms Lank,
I was a member of the June batch of doctors in your C3NY training program. I took my CS exam in late June, and it is with great pleasure and happiness that I thank both of you and the entire C3NY team for playing a vital part in my success in the exam.
From highlighting the common mistakes made during patient interviewing, to emphasizing a professional introduction technique, history taking tips and closures, your team has mastered a highly efficient and well-planned course which enables foreign doctors like myself understand and prepare effectively for the CS exam within a short span. Overall it was a memorable experience and even more so after the great result.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
I am Madan Acharya. I was a student of yours at the March 2010 workshop of C3NY.
I am mailing you today to inform you that I got the result of my test and I passed!!
I am grateful for the help and advice that you and Anna have extended to me and my friends…C3NY really helped me with my preparation and gave me the much needed last minute boost to my performance on the Step 2 CS.
The path to the exam, Step 2 CS itself is filled with so many people’s opinion(s) that many take the exam with several preconceived notions from their peers. C3NY did a great job at convincing us that this is indeed a standardized exam and the right way to approach the exam is often all that is required to pass. Although bedside mannerisms and American courtesies can potentially be a lifelong learning experience for IMG’s, C3NY was an excellent ‘crash course’ and ultimately does make one a better physician rather than just a better test taker. I would certainly recommend this course for anyone who is about to take the Step 2 CS exam.
Dear Ms. Lank and Dr. Swartz,
I attended the April C3NY course. I passed the exam.
I would like to thank you both for the enormous help in making me understand this exam and get through it without any embarassing hiccups.
It was particularly hard to unlearn the ways I had learned for 7 years in the UK where i trained and completed the exams in Psychiatry. It was your approach that helped me through the process.
Thank you very much again for the personal training and motivation.
Dearest Dr. Swartz,
I have some Good News for you. I just checked my Oasis and they indicated that I HAVE PASSED…..And I cannot thank you enough for that Sir!!!
But passing the Step 2-CS is the least impact that you have made in my life as a doctor. After your class I have undergone tremendous changes as a clinician and I am dying to apply those when starting my residency next year.
I consider myself so lucky to have attended this workshop. As soon as the workshop started, I thought that it was going to be an extraordinary program, but after the first 2 hours on the day one, I thought that this workshop is definitely going to change the way I am going to practice medicine for the rest of my life. Considering that medicine is my life, this workshop is going to change my life.
I suddenly realized that I was until now learning and practicing the “Science” of Medicine when in fact Medicine is more of an “Art”. In order to be a good doctor, I have to learn the Art of Medicine as well. And as I paint a lot, I know that you cannot learn art from text you have to study with a master. Dr. Swartz, I must say that you are a master.
Please thank Anna on my behalf. Her breathing technique was so effective…and plus her suggestions with the name and all other comments…and also thanks to all the SPs for all their help….
I would recommend your course not only to all Step 2-CS examinees but also to anyone who wants to become a Good Doctor.
It was my honor and extremely good fortune to have met you and have had an opportunity to learn from you….I hope I can keep learning from you in the future…..
Thank You once again
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
I just learned that I passed the CS exam.
I would like to thank you for providing the workshop. This is a very informative workshop and is definitely worth taking. Not only did you give me the confidence to pass the exam, but also I believe what I learned in the workshop will help me tremendously in my future practice in the US.
The cases in my exam were simpler than the practice cases in the workshop, but you prepared me for the worst. And I also learned how to communicate efficiently with difficult patients in the real world.
I would strongly recommend this workshop to any people who are preparing for the Step 2-CS exam, especially IMGs.
Again, thank you very much!!!
Well, I took my Step 2CS exam in Chicago on June 5th, 2007. The centre is easy to find, and the proctors are friendly and cheerful, and that helped me in relieving the tension.
The exam, as such, is long day. But I personally feel that 15 minutes is short a time on some cases, especially the psychiatry cases. The time for patient note was just adequate, maybe if I had a minute or two more I could have written a neat PN. The C3NY workshop helped me in time management, and the tricks on how to “wiggle out of sticky questions and situations”.
Well, I just received my results in the mail, and I have passed.
I wish to thank you, Dr. Swartz and all the SPs; you all were a great help. GOD bless you all.
I will definitely recommend you to my friends who will be taking the exam.
To my C3NY Family,
Greetings! I am one of your students from the 4/12 course for the Step 2CS. A few days ago, I received the result of my examination, which I took in Atlanta last 5/16.
I am thrilled to update you, that I successfully passed the Step 2CS exam on my first try. More than that, I want you to know that whatever I have learned from you with the guidance of Dr. Swartz’ books (which I already purchased), will be my reliable compass as I practice medicine.
Thank you all…To Dr. Swartz, who is a brilliant doctor and professor; to Miss Lank, for efficiently coordinating the course; and to the very effective performances of all the standardized patients.
Just so you know, my study partner who introduced me to C3NY, successfully passed as well.
Kudos to C3NY and Many Thanks!!!
Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank,
I have passed! I am thankful to you and your team. I was in Feb’07 workshop and took the exam in March.
The workshop was really very helpful for me. Your guidance helped me a lot to communicate with the patients in the right way and to pass the exam. If I did not join your workshop, I wouldn’t have cleared the step 2 cs exam.
You are a great teacher, Dr. Swartz! Your SPs are also great and take their task seriously to make us perfect. I thank them also from my heart. The lesson what I got from your workshop is one of the best lessons in my life. I wish success of your team in every step.
Dear Dr. Schwartz and Mizzzzzz Lank (I am actually pronouncing it),
This letter is a token of appreciation and gratitude for making us confident in our Step 2CS venture. The third day of the workshop (a blushing exposure to the SP’s), I was almost convinced that I will have to take my CS exams twice, in order to pass.
But, to put it into perspective apart from guiding us, you have practiced and exposed us to a behavioral therapy which actually has worked out.
I have passed the CS in my first attempt.
It may sound weird, but I had decided to quit the ECFMG examination process had the results been negative.
May God bless people like you with more life and health.
My heartfelt and best wishes for C3NY.