Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank,
I attended the workshop last Sept. and took the exam 4 weeks after. I got the result a couple of days ago and I passed.
Thank you so much for all the help. I thought I wouldn’t make it, but I just followed all your instructions and everything went well. Your workshop is a way lot harder than the Step 2CS exam itself, but that’s what you told us.
Again, my heartfelt gratitude to all of you guys…
Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms Lank,
I am Hussein Warda M.D., a recent graduate from Alexandria, Egypt. I attended your superb course in May of 2009. I am sure you see hundreds of doctors per year!!!! I hope you remember me.
To tell you the truth during the course, Dr. Swartz’s simple, intriguing and systematic way of teaching made the exam look too easy. I was astonished to see how simple and effective Dr. Swartz’s technique was in introducing one’s self, approaching the patient, obtaining a history and examination.
You are truly a very good mentor who is capable of conveying confidence, information and skills to all your students.
I had a lot of fun during the course. I benefited greatly although to be honest, during the course I had doubts about passing the exam. You even anticipated these doubts during our first day
I would like to inform you that I have passed my step 2 CS exam on my first attempt, and I am writing you an email as we all promised we would do
Thank you and Anna for the great effort you spent with us.
I attached a picture we took before I left.
Please keep in touch.
Dear Dr. Swartz, Anna, Ginny:
I PASSED my CS exam, & I am very grateful to Dr. Swartz & all of you for an unforgettable experience that gave me confidence and excellent outcome.
The exam was really very stressful , but with each patient I felt Dr. Swartz’s presence in the room. I followed all his detailed advises, how to enter, where to stand, smile, be at the same level OR lower than the patient, where to keep hands, how to write notes, wash hands, cover the patient, drape him……all, all his words ……all of them are very, extremely are important!!!!! They helped me A LOT!!!!
I strongly recommend to all CS takers to take this short but very IMPORTANT workshop course.
Even if you feel ready after reading all textbooks, C3NY polishes your knowledge and gives you confidence, calms anxiety, and takes away stress.
Thanks a lot for all your work; you are doing a great job!
Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank,
I am happy to inform you that I passed my Step 2CS exam!
Thank you very much for the excellent work and advice during the workshop. I enjoyed every minute of it.
All the best,
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
I have just found out that I passed CS exam. I participated in C3NY workshop in August, and it helped me tremendously to understand what this test is about.
You are great educators and very nice people whom it was a real pleasure to work with.
Thank you so much!
Dear Dr. Swartz, Dear Ms. Lank,
This is Paula from Germany, and I am keeping my promise I gave you in the October class.
At the day of New Year’s Eve I got a very scaring e-mail telling me that my score report was available…..GREAT!!!! big party only a few hours away and then this e-mail!!! My heart rate was something around 200/min of sudden onset…almost a malignant VT!!! I only needed to sign in at OASIS and as soon as I did, a big note in red letters already told me that I have fulfilled all criteria for the ECFMG certification!!! Yeah….then I knew that I have passed Step 2 CS even without looking at the score report:-)!!!!!! And I really did!!!! I got a pass!
Even though these 2 months of horrible waiting were really awful! I felt horrible when I left the center in LA…it was probably one of the worst exams I’ve ever taken because you go out there and you are totally clueless of what you did right or wrong! I just kept in mind your words “when you go out there, you are going to feel terrible and it’s going to be 2 months of horrible waiting” and it was like you said….and I passed even though in 10 out of 12 cases I had no clue what the SP was pretending to suffer from ;-)!
Thank you and a happy New Year!!! It seems like I’m an American MD now….nice feeling!
Hi Ms. Lank,
I joined workshop in August 2009. My result is out, and I Passed.
Thank you all for your hard work and support. My score is low only in information sharing subcomponent.
Please forward my email to Dr. Swartz.
Dear Dr. Swartz:
I took CS on June 27 one week after C3NY class. I felt very bad after the exam. I made some mistakes and did not finish the first case, also rushed though a few cases. I was so worried about result. But I got result today, and I passed!
I got so much encouragement from your workshop although I was sad to have to stay extra day in NY for the third day workshop (CS case), but it turned out that group practicing helped me a lot especially in physical exam.
Thank you and Ms Lank for the hard work.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Miss Anna Lank,
I finally overcame my nightmare (step 2 CS), I got the result yesterday: it was “PASS”.
Without the help of both of you, it would be impossible to make it. Your workshop was wonderful. I will keep telling my friends about it. Now I have met all of the requirements for ECFMG certification.
I attended your workshop at the end of August 2010, and I took the exam in October 2010.
Thank you again.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna:
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help you gave me. Last Wednesday I received my passing grade and I can’t be more thankful to you.
I took the CS three times. The first time I study intensely. Read one book and practiced with a friend. I failed both ICE and CIS. The second time I read more books and took a small two days New York review course. Failed ICE (DATA GATHERING!!!!). The third time, I took your course before the exam. I was a little skeptical about your, may I say, “non-traditional system”. At the end of the three day course, I showed you my last CS performance profile and you told me “your data gathering should go all the way up”. I took the Step 2CS 3 weeks later.
I followed you system to the letter. This time, my performance during the exam day was different, more fluently, less robotic, more PATIENT directed and less about me. My data gathering got the highest performance this time.
Anna Lank and Dr. Swartz, you are are the greatest, and I would like to extend my gratitude to you both and to everyone who is part of the C3NY team.