This is Sushma Basa. I was in your March 2009 workshop, took the exam in April 2009. I got my results 2 days back and I passed.
A big thank you to Dr. Swartz. I think the C3NY workshop really helped me pass this exam. Thanks to the SPs for their support. Dr. Swartz’s workshop is awesome for IMGs; it helps exactly how to be with the SPs and what are the questions to be asked.
I recommend your workshop to everyone going for Step 2CS. Your breathing exercises helped. I think I made a good decision by coming to your workshop.
Thanks a lot once again.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
My name is Suzana Tanimoto, I did the C3NY course in May 2008, and I’m happy to tell you that I passed the test. I also got 2 interviews for residency in Florida coming in December!
I’d like to tell you that you were right about the percentages of cases of each area and that the apparently “easy” ones were actually the difficult ones. I followed your advice completely. And because I tried to see “out of the box,” I did not focus on a diagnosis but on the interview and the close contact with the patient.
Thanks for reassuring me what I always think is important in our field: being a human being and not a machine! I wish I could help more people to understand your message!
I would like to say also that the people I met in the course made me feel good because they encouraged me just for by being in the same situation that I was.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
I passed the Step 2CS exam. Thank you very much.
The workshop was really helpful. Many thanks to the entire team.
I will for sure recommend your workshop for anyone who asks. You are an amazing teacher; you could, in just three days, provide us with the necessary information and techniques in a unique respectful manner for everyone in the group.
Hello Dr. Swartz, Anna, and all others,
I am very pleased to write to you to let you know that I have passed the STEP 2 CS exam, and I wish to thank you for all your assistance in achieving my goal.
I was really nervous when I was taking the exam, but Anna’s deep breathing mantra has helped me throughout this exam to maintain my cool, and go with the flow of things. I focused on the cases and sometimes although it didn’t feel like it was the ideal 10 minute ordeal inside the room, but it felt that I had done my best when I would write the history. Active listening in my opinion is the key to passing this exam. A doctor needs to listen and not just hear is what I have learned from this exam and you.
Thank you so much!
I just checked the ECFMG website and learned that I passed. I am so happy. I took Dr Swartz workshop in June and really helped me a lot. Took the test in July 14 in Chicago test center. The workshops were great and worth it to fly to NY for Dr. Swartz workshop. It paid off. Hope that is helpful to all others.
Dear Ms. Lank and Dr. Swartz,
I’m from the September 2011 workshop (the one with a baby). Had my CS exam 5 days after the workshop in Chicago.
A couple of days ago I received the results. Thank God and thank you, I passed! My report shows very high performance in Data Gathering, what I attribute solely to your course.
Because of low typing speed, I was really nervous about Patient Notes, so I also used Dr. Swartz’s advice to put the most relevant information in the first sentence (like: the patient with a history of XXX, currently on YYY, now presents with ZZZ). It really helped a lot. Thank you again.
Respected Dr. Swartz,
Dr. Swartz and C3NY, I don’t have enough words for your 3 day course. Dr. Swartz you know the CSA. From clinical skills to interpersonal skills, from personal advise on patient notes to personal constructive critiques, from teaching body language, to ordering our meals. I can not forgot the first day when you yourself purchased a ticket for me to get into the metro as my credit card was being declined constantly.
C3NY is not a center!it is a family, and I am happy to have this new family in my life.
I just got an email from ECFMG and I passed.
I just followed your teaching, how to communicate, and it worked.
Thanks for your help and encouragement.
Dear Anna and Dr. Swartz,
I have just received the result. PASS!
Thank you for a great workshop. I really had no idea of what the exam is about and the workshop gave me the necessary information and most importantly, the confidence I needed to pass. The supportive environment in which the workshop is conducted in is very important as the learning and practicing don’t end with the completion of the workshop. I was able to practice with a few friends that I made there.
Once again, thank you!
Hello Dr. Swartz, Ms. Lank, and staff of C3NY,
I took the C3NY Workshop this past February, and I took the CS Exam two weeks later in Philadelphia.
I just found out that I passed!
I would like to thank all of you, especially you Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank, for all of your help, guidance, and support during the Workshop and prior to the Exam. Everything I learned not only helped me to pass, but will also help me become the best physician I can be in the future.
I’m looking forward to starting residency training this July. Thank you very much, and I wish all of you the best!