Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
Yes I took my exam, and I am very happy to tell you that I passed.
I had taken the C3NY course in November. It was very nice experience. This course is wonderful, interactive and makes you confident.
I will certainly recommend this course to my friends
Thanks a lot!
Dear Dr. Swartz, Anna, and everybody at C3NY!
I PASSED! Thank you all so very much. Step 2-CS was the only USMLE that I took a preparatory course for, mainly because I did not have a slightest idea how they grade it, what to emphasize the most, and where my weaknesses were. Even though my other USMLE scores are in high 90s, I realized that there is a very good chance of me not passing this exam, because of the lack of confidence that I could pass it.
Well, you gave me just that. Barbara’s (the SP’s) feedback, was probably the most necessary and powerful tool that helped me through the day. I kept repeating to myself that Barbara said I made it extremely difficult for her to play the depression role, even though at that time I thought I was a big failure.
My first patient on the exam almost made me cry from frustration and anger at myself, but when I left his room I kept thinking: “Dr. Swartz said that you cannot tell, you will never know just what was going on in that room; it is just like a job interview. So maybe what happened was not because of me, but because of the role he played”. My next cases I approached with a lot more confidence, and that is what the SPs, and real patients are looking for in their doctor, I think…
Thank you Dr. Swartz for your willingness to share your knowledge and skills and for your dedication to teaching. It made this workshop so exceptionally helpful and unforgettable. And of course, dear Anna, there wasn’t a single thing that you have told us that wasn’t useful. The breathing technique, the clarification questions, and especially the introduction really helped me feel that I am in charge in the room.
And special gratitude from me to Barbara, the SP. Last week I had a residency interview, and if it weren’t for her feedback, I would never have lived through that one. She gave me the confidence of knowing that I appear to the interviewer like I am in charge of my emotions even when it seems everybody can hear my heart pounding.
I wish all of you, dear C3NY, many years of professional prosperity and a long productive life.
Thank you so much.
Hi Dr. Swartz,
I learned today that I passed! THANK YOU!
When I came to C3NY, I was prejudiced with many things for the Step 2CS exam, especially from First Aid. But you changed my feelings about the exam completely, and by the last day of the workshop, I was confident to take my exam.
Truthfully, I want to tell you something. After I returned to Chicago, I did not touch First Aid. I only practiced cases with my husband.
I am so happy your class entirely changed my outlook toward approaching American patients and the Step 2CS exam..
Regards and many thanks!
Salutations and Greetings Anna, Dr. Swartz and expecially Charles and the SP’s……
This is HS….you know…the tall, slightly chubby yet utterly endearing student of yours from the July workshops….
I finally got my step 2 cs results from July 29th in Philly…..I passed…..Thank you so much for everything….Dr. Swartz was so right on with everything he said….Especially about the “Are you comfortable?” and “Is there anything else you wanted to tell me?” There were 6 instances out of 12 where they had something very important that they wanted to get off their chests…..
Honestly…..What a deal…..C3NY for life!!!!!!
P.S Any SP openings….I think I would be pretty good.
Hello Dr. Swartz and C3NY Team,
My name is Jigar Patel. I took a coaching at your workshop from 13-14-15 June 2011. I would like to tell you that today I got my step 2CS result and I am pass!
It was very beneficial to your coaching for my result.
I would like to say “THANK YOU”.
Dear Dr. Swartz & Anna,
I passed the exam on April 21, 2008 in Philadelphia (one week after the workshop). It was my second attempt. The first attempt was in March 2007 in Atlanta.
The exam was not too difficult. I felt more confident after the C3NY Workshop, and after the accent reduction course.
I should have taken your workshop earlier!
Thank you very much.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
Hope all is well with you. I took your Step 2-CS workshops in October, and gave my exam on November 17 th in Philly. I got result today and I passed.
I just wanted to let you know. Thanks a lot for a great course. It really helped alleviate my uncertainty about the exam. The workshop was amazing, very comprehensive and fun at the same time. The SPs you guys use can out do the ones on the real exam any day!! One of the things that helped me the most was the feedback from the SPs themselves, so please do thank them from me again.
Overall, the workshop was a great experience, and I recommend it to everyone who is about to take the CS. Also a very special thanks to Anna for reminding us to breathe before going in … it prevented me from hyperventilating once I actually walked in !!!!!!
Dear Dr. Swartz, Ms. Ginny, and Ms. Lank,
I am glad to inform you that I took Step 2 CS in Philly on September 6, and I PASSED!!
I attended the C3NY workshops in August 2005. It was fun learning from all of you, and I must say it really helped me as whenever I knocked on the door, I expected Mary Smith to be there! All the encounters went well. Thanks to Dr. Swartz, Anna, Ginny, and my workshop colleagues, Kalpesh, Muktak, Anant, Monica, Pratibha, Amna, Shivani and a long list…..who practiced with me as a group. I cannot forget Anna saying “BREATHE…….” which I did after I finished every encounter.
I really enjoyed learning as well the lesiure time in New York. Believe me before coming to New York I didn’t touch any book, and after the workshop was over me and Kalpesh, whom I met for the first time only at the workshop, practiced for about 15 days before appearing for Step 2 CS.
Thank you all once again!
Wish all my colleagues sucess in Residency Match Program,
Wish C3NY great success and a brilliant future.
I want to thank you and Dr. Swartz for the inspiration and motivation. Yesterday I received my result of Step 2CS… I have cleared my exam. I was in your April/May program and took my exam in Atlanta.
On the day of exam I was very nervous, because I was taking this exam for the 2nd time. But then I remembered your words,” take a deep breath”.
Again thanks to all of you and wish you success in your C3NY workshops.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
I just found out that I passed the Step 2CS Exam.
As you already know, I took CS at Houston two weeks after I took your workshop in May. I definitely went to the exam with lots of confidence and clear concepts about how to deal with different SP’s. I definitely benefitted from the workshop and I will highly recommend your workshop to all my friends.
I would like to take this oppurtunity to thank you and the rest of the team at C3NY.