To my C3NY Family,
Greetings! I am one of your students from the 4/12 course for the Step 2CS. A few days ago, I received the result of my examination, which I took in Atlanta last 5/16.
I am thrilled to update you, that I successfully passed the Step 2CS exam on my first try. More than that, I want you to know that whatever I have learned from you with the guidance of Dr. Swartz’ books (which I already purchased), will be my reliable compass as I practice medicine.
Thank you all…To Dr. Swartz, who is a brilliant doctor and professor; to Miss Lank, for efficiently coordinating the course; and to the very effective performances of all the standardized patients.
Just so you know, my study partner who introduced me to C3NY, successfully passed as well.
Kudos to C3NY and Many Thanks!!!
Dear Ms. Lank,
I took your course in April 2011. I am happy to inform you that I have passed my Step 2 CS exam.
I would like to thank Dr. Swartz and you for creating a wonderful learning environment and providing timely guidance and support.
Dear Anna and Dr. Swartz,
Thank you so much for all your help.
I am hopefully coming to New York in July for a Fellowship at St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital center and will pop by and say hello.
I want to inform you that I have passed the CS exam. It would not have been possible without your help and your teaching. I not only learned the communication skills, but I got the opportunity to meet a great human being who puts his hard core effort along with his team to help the IMGs to pass this test.
I cannot forget the third day of the course, when I could feel that you were so tired as you started from 9 am until 6 pm continuously except a small break, and during the last hours you didn’t even sit for a second you tried to answer all the questions students asked: this is a quality of a great human being. And how can I forget Miz. Anna Lank!she is also a great human being too. Her comments and advices were helpful for all of us during this course.
I am very thankful to all the SPs who were cooperative to all of us. Please convey my best wishes to all of them.
I wish you success in your field for all the time to come.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
My sister Vyjayanti and I came all the way from Malaysia just to attend your C3NY workshops from 21-23 September 2005. Your course came highly recommended to us.
The course helped us tremendously as it was strikingly similar to the exam. We took the Step 2-CS exam on the 28th September 2005. We are now back in Malaysia, working very hard.
We received our letters from ECFMG today. I am very happy to inform you that we have both passed. Thanks alot to you, Ms. Anna Lank, & the SP team for all their hard work & dedication.
We really owe it all to you & the team. I was worried about the exam at first, but after attending your excellent course, I felt that I could face the challenges from the SPs in the exam. I was able to do the necessary physical exams just as you had taught us, as there was just enough time for it. I was nervous with the first case, but then I remembered what Ms. Lank told me, & I took a deep breath & went into the room.
The course was amazingly similar to the exam & that helped a great deal. I will never forget the wonderful performances from the standardized patients in the course –> they were really talented & well trained.
We enjoyed the course so much & had a wonderful time in New York City. We really liked your good sense of humour too. You made the learning fun. Ms. Lank took good care of us & the map and tourist information that she gave us were very useful. Thanks for the afternoon snacks too. Also, I have made many new friends from the workshops.
Please continue conducting this excellent course so that other candidates can do well too. I would gladly e-mail to anyone who wants to know more about the course, especially doctors from Malaysia & Singapore.
Once again, thank you very much.
Dear Dr. Swartz & Anna,
I was feeling so worried about the CS exam until I joined the C3NY course. I joined the course just 1 week before my exam! I had no confidence of passing this exam at all….truthfully….!! After joining this course, you boosted my confidence so much, especially the last day after the SP encounter. The SPs were so wonderful. They are really so truthful yet polite in their comments.
It was a good experience for me to know how prepared I was before my exam. Both of your comments were also so useful. It also means a lot to meet people who are in the same position as you, and you can share your worries and anxieties without hesitation. I really liked my group.
It is a great course and I am so glad I was a part of it! Keep up the good work. And thank you very much for your help. I wouldn’t have done it without you.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank,
I am very happy to tell you that I passed the Step 2 CS in 18 May, 2006. The C3NY Step 2-CS preparation course was wonderful and made me understand what this exam was all about. During the exam, I kept remembering what Dr. Swartz taught us and kept it in mind!having a good communication flow with SPs. Without your teaching, I cannot imagine I could have passed the exam.
Passing the exam was a big relief to me. I thank both of you very much and please convey my thanks to other SPs and faculty, especially the SP “Charles” and my SP Ms. Drda.
Dear Dr. Swartz, Anna, and all SPs,
My name is Shunji Nagai, emailing from JAPAN. I attended your Feb Workshop, and I took the exam on the 13th of Feb. My score report just arrived, and I PASSED!!
In accordance with your suggestion, I did my best to communicate with SPs and not to follow the LIST. Actually, I forgot to ask a lot of questions I was supposed to ask, but I was not concerned about that during the exam at all because I trusted you.
Honestly speaking, I didn’t have confidence in communicating with patients who are native English speakers until I attended your workshop. Through the workshop, you gave me a lot of confidence in communication with native English speakers as well as in speaking English. I wouldn’t have passed without your help. I really really appreciate you and all your staff.
Now, I am immersed in happiness, but I will have to do a lot of things to get the fellowship position for tomorrow. I may apply for the position at your familiar hospital. If there is opportunity that I go to NY again, I would like to say ‘Thank you’ directly.
I highly recommend your workshop to anyone trying to pass Step 2CS!
Dear Dr. Schwartz and Mizzzzzz Lank (I am actually pronouncing it),
This letter is a token of appreciation and gratitude for making us confident in our Step 2CS venture. The third day of the workshop (a blushing exposure to the SP’s), I was almost convinced that I will have to take my CS exams twice, in order to pass.
But, to put it into perspective apart from guiding us, you have practiced and exposed us to a behavioral therapy which actually has worked out.
I have passed the CS in my first attempt.
It may sound weird, but I had decided to quit the ECFMG examination process had the results been negative.
May God bless people like you with more life and health.
My heartfelt and best wishes for C3NY.
I PASSED STEP 2-CS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I found out yesterday, and I am thrilled. I found the exam to be easier than what I expected. The cases and actors were pretty straight forward. It was not as stressful as I had anticipated. I actually kind of enjoyed it.
Your course was excellent. And I will tell you, it gave me the tools and perspective I needed to pass. I thank you and Dr. Swartz for your excellent work and advice. Continue with great work.
Best of luck to both of you.