I wish you a Happy New Year and a belated Merry Christmas….to everyone.
I am glad to inform you that I have passed my Step 2 CS. I took the C3NY Workshops in August. I took this exam in October 2006 and this was my first attempt.
Thank you, Ginni, all the SP’s and especially Dr. Swartz for his guidance and coaching.
The workshop was amazing in every aspect. I think the exam was very close to the workshop, and it prepared me well for the day. I didn’t feel the anxiety at all. In fact, I was quite relaxed because I had some idea about this exam from the workshop.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
In the Step 2CS workshop in August, we (all participants) promised you to send you an email if we passed the exam. I finally took my exam on September 8th. This morning I got my results which indicate that I passed the exam. I am very happy and proud of myself, and I wanted to thank you for teaching me how to manage an American patient. I learned many things during the workshop that I am sure I will apply during my training in a US hospital.
I remember that after my practice case the last day of the workshop, you told me: “You are going to pass this exam Fernando”. After that, I felt more confident, and I studied very hard for 3 more weeks, and you were right; I passed the exam.
I also want to thank Ms. Lank for her help, support and tips, and Ms. Drda for giving us a very good training on an SP.
Once again, thank you very much.
Hi Dr. Swartz,
I hope you remember me from your course back in December of 2007.
I’m writing you now to tell you that I passed the Step 2 CS exam. I really found out back in February…the reason I waited so long to write this e-mail though is a credit again to you. Not only did your course give me the confidence to pass the exam, I was subsequently able to enter the match. I was just placed today at Schneider Children’s Hospital for residency in pediatrics…my top choice.
I wanted to thank you for all your help and the confidence you instilled. You do a wonderful “chesed” (kindness) for people.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Dear Anna,
I attended the April workshop and I feel so glad to inform you both that I passed Step 2CS.
Hats off to a great guide teacher and mentor for instilling so much confidence in all of us.
You both helped me to be fearless and encouraged me to do my best. The tips and the golden points were simply amazing. Like a true teacher you saw beyond our weaknesses and never gave up on us. Your opinion and suggestions were of utmost importance. You gave me the real picture and cleared all myths and doubts about this exam.
The course is so insightful that it literally brings out the best in everyone.
Anna, you were awesome too. God bless you.
I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO ALL MY PHYSICIAN FRIENDS WHO ARE VYING FOR USMLE.
A good course is one which helps you the most and tougher than the real exam. You made it look so simple and achievable.
Albert Einstein said “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” And this is exactly what you did.
Thank you for showing me the way and leading from the front. It is said a teacher BECOMES MORE important than God as it is the teacher which shows the right path.
Keep up the good work.
C3NY ROCKS. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SUCCESS.
It was an honor to be taught by a legend.
I took the CS exam on May 19, and I passed.
The C3NY workshop was very helpful, and the cases in the real exam were much easier than those we practiced during the last day of the workshop. I called my husband and told him “I am going to pass” the moment I walked out of the test center… Thanks again.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna:
I am a member of C3NY Workshops in September 2005. I took my test on 22nd OCT. After almost three months’ waiting, I received my PASSED result.
Thanks Dr. Swartz, thanks Anna, and thanks everybody. You all gave me lots of encouragement. The C3NY workshops were very helpful, and I am so glad I took them.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Mz. Lank,
PASS!!!……….I got my result.
Your approach and guidance helped me.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
I took your workshop in June 2005. I just received my exam result, and I passed.
Before the workshop, my self confidence to pass the exam was very low. The workshops were great. The good feedback from you, Anna and the Standardized Patients (SPs) were very helpful, even though I was only auditing Day 3.
I learned how to communicate properly with patients from your program. I would like to thank you and Anna for wonderful and effective workshops for Step 2CS.
Dear Dr. Swartz & Anna,
Just wanted to let you know that I received my CS result yesterday, and I passed !!! I am so happy about it.
I was in your August workshop and appeared for the exam in October 2005 in Chicago. You two did a remarkable job in preparing us for this exam, and I thank you for that. Taking the C3NY course was the best decision I could have made for this exam. I know one thing for sure that after attending your course I was very confident to go into this exam, and you were absolutely right when you said that this exam is not about medicine rather than the exam of one’s communication skills. I am glad I listened to you and focused more on the communication skills rather than to read books all over again.
I think that you and your faculty are doing a great job in preparing IMG’s for this crucial exam. Keep up the good work.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Dear Anna,
Yesterday, I received my score report for the USMLE Step 2 CS. I passed in Chicago one day after finishing your course in October.
Thank you both for the good training! And good luck to the next fellows training with you!