Good afternoon Dr Swartz,
I’ve got some terrific news for you!! I just got my CS result and I passed!!!! I’m ecstatic!! I don’t have words to describe the gratitude I feel towards you and the entire C3NY team!
When I came out of the exam centre I knew I had bombed it. But it all turned out extremely well in the end. Looking back I had made quite a few mistakes but I always remembered what you had taught us at the workshop.. proper introduction, be polite, take a good focused history and most importantly for me – don’t come out early!!! Anna’s ‘coffee shop’ technique worked wonders for me as well.
Once again, I don’t have words to describe how indebted I am to you. You are a Godsend Dr Swartz!!
God bless you and thank you so much once again.
I will stay in touch and will keep you informed regarding the whole match season and Residency process.
Hello Dr. Swartz, Anna Lank, & all the SP’s.
First I need to thank you all for my success. I passed on first attempt & my center was in Atlanta.
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 Anna,
I am Gary Lu who took the C3NY Workshop in June.
I am very happy to tell you that I passed my Step 2CS exam. I am very appreciative for all your help from this three day training.
Dear Ms. Lank,
I want to thank everyone in the C3NY workshop, especially Dr. Swartz; all of you form a great team.
Yes, I passed the exam, and I feel free now; thank you very much for your help.
Your workshop is really worth every single dollar that I spent there. I should have done it from the begining but I was not familiar with your workshop.
I want to say for Dr Swartz that you are completely right: this exam is not about how much you know, it is about how to show your empathy to a human being not just a patient.
I did what you told me and I passed! But you told me that I will be unsure about the result. This was the only thing that I don’t agree with you, because after this workshop I knew that I am going to pass the exam. After I gave my exam I was completely sure that I will pass it, and I did it.
At the end, I want to thank all the team of the C3NY Workshops, especially Dr. Swartz . You are a very, excellent team.
I got my outcome on April 27th. I passed the exam.
Thank you and Thank Dr. Swartz. Actually the course helped me a lot.
I really appreciate all your help.
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.
I just wanted to send a Thank You for the course! I got my passing score yesterday, and the C3NY course for the UAG students at NYMC really helped to give me confidence and identify my strengths and weaknesses, so I could maximize my preparation and go into the exam feeling prepared.
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!!!
Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank,
I’m so sorry I didn’t email you as soon as I received my results…but I PASSED!!!!! It took me a day to fully realize that I am now licensed for the Clinical Skills portion of Step 2…thanks to GOD and thanks to YOU BOTH!
I don’t think you realize the impact you both have on the lives of individuals like me…after failing, you lose hope, you lose focus and you lose faith in yourself. However, having met you both and becoming a part of the “C3NY” family, my confidence grew, hour by hour, literally, while sitting in your class.
You made the impossible seem possible. This exam is definitely no joke, as many people seem to think “memorize the FA, and you’re done”. I memorized the FA, i wasn’t done. I didn’t realize that the USMLE actually is concerned with whether we students have the ability to BE COMPASSIONATE, CONCERNED AND CARING! WHO KNEW?! I didn’t. First Aid doesn’t mention that.
Your techniques are fantastic. Ms. Lank, your “coffeetalk” advice DID SO MUCH FOR ME. I swear there were times when I just felt like fainting. I got that “BLANK STARE” from EVERYONE OF MY PATIENTS. If it wasn’t for your voice in my head, I wouldn’t have seen past it. I kept hearing, “SMILE, TALK, ASK, NOD, SMILE, SMILE, CARE.”
I sincerely Thank You both from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for teaching me there’s more to medicine than getting “the history”. You guys made my dream come true….I couldn’t have done it without you.
GOD’s Blessings Be Upon You Always. You complete the M.D. Degree.
Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and devotion. I love you guys!!!!