Dear Anna and Dr. Swartz:
I attended the Dec. 05 workshop and took the test on Jan. 26. I got results last Friday, and I am happy to let you know that I passed. Thank you for everything you have done for us. It was a wonderful experience in the workshop, and it made me confident in the real test.
Thanks again to you, Ginny, and the SPs.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms. Anna,
I was in your April Workshop at NYC. I took my exam on 12th of July in Chicago, and I learned on 4th of August that I passed Step 2-CS. Thank you very much for the guidance and help in preparing me for the exam.
I want to tell you my feeling before and after the exam: I have to say the class was great, and I learned very important stuff in your class. Since this was my only clinical experience that I had in the States, I trusted whatever you said about the exam, but I did have a little doubt about it. I went to the exam, and I kept the flow of the communication, showed empathy, followed to wherever the “money” was, and so on. During my three-week waiting, I tried to forget the details of the exam and kept telling myself that I followed Dr. Swartz’s protocol, and I wished that you were right. You were…I passed!
If anyone is considering attending the C3NY class, I will tell them to go for it!
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
First thank you so much for helping me pass the Step 2-CS exam. Your workshop is not just for passing an exam, it also is one of the best medical education program that I have ever had.
It specifically helped me in the following ways:
1) finding my weakness which I couldn’t notice by myself
2) building up my confidence to approach patients
3) learned a lot from Dr. Swartz and from other participants as well
4) the last day of standardized patient cases was extremely helpful. The real exam cases were, however, much easier compared to your cases. But that’s what you told us.
Overall, the C3NY Workshops were an unforgettable experience for me, and I would recommend your workshop to any of my friends who will take Step 2-CS.
Thanks again and best wishes
Dear Dr. Swartz, Anna, Ginny, and all the SPs,
YES, I PASSED. I got the results on Aug. 18, and I apologize for not e-mailing you earlier, but I took my Step 2 CK on Aug. 24, so I was cramming. Getting the result the week before my Step 2 CK of course boosted my confidence.
I would like to thank you all so much for all the invaluable and wonderful advice that you gave during the workshop. Not only did it help me to pass the exam, but I truly believe that it will help me in the years to come, during my residency, and my practice. All the information you provided was, I feel, ground rules for the foreign graduates that aspire to practice medicine in the US.We come from different countries and grew up in different cultures, so it is always imperative to understand at best the most proper way to approach the American patient. In this aspect, I can firmly say that your insights and advice were absolutely invaluable.
I took Step 2 CS on June 28th, in Philadelphia. I have never been more confused or unsure in my life as I was after that exam. For almost two months, I kept thinking of the cases I was faced with and of all the things that I should have done and I did not. However, all those weeks but especially during the day of the exam, I kept telling myself over and over again what Dr. Swartz repeated so many times during the three days of the workshop “This exam is all about the communication with the patient”. Of course it is true, it is all about that.
I found the exam to be demanding and challenging, mentally and physically also. I guess it also had to do with the fact that they were having some trouble with the computers that day so the starting of the exam was postponed for another hour or so… just to “prolong the agony” of the 28 people waiting impatiently.
The cases however, were not as challenging as the ones that we practiced during the C3NY workshop. The SPs in the exam were generally nice and professional but not nearly as good as your SPs. You workshop helped me a great deal in focusing in the right direction during the studying process and especially during the exam. I wish the workshop would have been longer because it was so interesting and so much fun at the same time. I am so glad that I heard about it and participated. I would strongly recommend it to anybody that will ask my advice when it comes to preparing for Step 2 CS.
Once again thank you very much for all your help.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
Wishing you best of health and happiness.
I have received my step 2cs exam result, and I have passed. I extend my thanks for your help and guidance during the C3NY course I attended in December. The atmosphere at C3NY was wonderful and interacting with the SP’s helped me understand the exam better.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
I’ve just received my results, and I passed Step 2-CS.
The workshops were a very intensive 3 day program where I learned how to interview and examine a patient in 15 minutes. It was very focused learning. I have been able to practice it when I see my real patients in real life. It works. Thanks for all your help. I feel I am a better doctor already.
Hello Dr. Swartz,
My name is Gulvahid, and I attended your June C3NY Step 2-CS workshops. I am very glad to inform you that I got my result and I passed.
I am very much thankful to you for all the things that you taught me. Before attending the workshop, I was very concerned about the direction I should take (what was important for the exam), but you showed me the right path to take. Things that you taught me were not only helpful for the exam, but I think they will help me in my entire medical career. I am indeed most grateful to you and your excellent style of teaching.
Now anyone who asks me how to prepare for exam, I tell them that they must join your class!
Once again thanks.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
I am writing you to let you know that both my wife and I passed the Step 2CS exam after taking your C3NY Workshop.
I want to thank you for the help and tips, for sure they were the tools to that gave us this great news.
Have a great week.
Dear Anna, Dr. Swartz, and the whole C3NY Team,
I am so happy to tell you that I passed my Step 2CS test….I just got the results an hour ago. This was my second attempt for the Step 2CS, and I was really worried, but it was the magical advice that you gave us that made the difference. I can’t thank you enough!
Many thanks to ALL of YOU. You have been of tremendous help…God bless you all.
Dear Ms. Lank and Professor Swartz,
A little over two months ago I took part in your June workshops. Two weeks after the workshop I took Step 2 CS. To be honest, I have never walked into an exam feeling as confident and in control as I did that day. And I did that because that’s how you made me feel after your workshop. That being said, I got my results in the mail today. Before I could get tachycardic, I ripped open the envelope to see the big bold print that said PASS! So it’s done.
I just want to thank you two and all at C3NY for your help, for all the valuable advice you gave. Taking the workshop was the best decision in preparation for this exam.
I thank you all again so very much, and I pray for the continued success of the program and for all your students.