Dear Dr. Swartz,
I was in your class in the November 2007 workshop. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to let you know that I learned today that I passed the CS exam.
I have previously failed this exam 2 times, in the ICE part both times. I don’t know what happened each time, but this time when I took the exam for the 3rd time in Houston, I just did exactly like what you have told in the class: “JUST TO FOLLOW THE PATIENT’S LEADS”.. that’s all I did differently, and I have passed this time and am now ECFMG certified!
The course was just absolutely fantastic. Thank you, thank you so much. I don’t have words to let you know how thankful I am. Thanks to Anna Lank too who was there most of the time during the classes trying to coordinate and teach us what the SP’s expect from us.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Mz. Lank,
PASS!!!……….I got my result.
Your approach and guidance helped me.
My dear Doctor and wonderful tutor Dr. Swartz,
I just checked my email after waking up from my afternoon nap to find a wonderful wonderful surprise: I PASSED THE CS-1st attempt.
I really really really want to thank you because before coming to your course I was a firm believer in the first aid book and as you noticed, I had memorized and practiced everything just like first aid book. And it wasn’t an easy task to switch all my methods in 3 days but I did it because I trusted you and your methods. In the test I had to many times bite my own tongue not to blurt out all the lists I had memorized and just go with the patient’s flow just like you taught us and it definitely worked.
You taught me something far beyond passing the test: you taught me how to interact with my patients in my real life and I’ll do that for as long as I practice.
THANK YOU so so so so much for everything.
Your Jordanian student
Dear Dr. Swartz,
I participated in the September C3NY workshop & gave my test in October. I got my results in December, & I passed. Your workshop helped me a lot to pass the test. I found my exam very easy; maybe due to your right guidance. I would like to express my special THANKS to you & the staff of C3NY.
I’m from Sri Lanka & my first language is not English. And also I was new to this country & didn’t know the proper way of greeting & cultural differences. You addressed that area also which helped me a lot on the exam. We can’t get that kind of information from standard books.
I hope you will help thousands of doctors to get through this exam in the future, because you are an excellent teacher.
THANKS again & wish you a very happy new year.
Hi Dr. Swartz,
It’s good to write and inform you that I passed my step 2cs. I took my exam in Chicago on the 3rd of May about a week after attending the C3NY workshop. Although this was my second attempt, I would like to say the workshop was of great help in passing this time around. I only wish I had attended the workshop before sitting for the step 2cs on my first attempt.
I think no IMG should attempt the step 2cs without attending your workshop, because it not only prepares for the test, the workshop also gives a good idea of the American medical practice. Finally, I hope that you and Anna will keep up the good work.
Once again I say “thank you.”
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
I passed step 2cs. I want to thank you both so much. C3NY was really helpful to me. It really cleared many of my confusions and misconceptions regarding the test.
I truly believe attending your workshop is one of the most wise and wonderful decisions I have made in my life.
I wish all the best to C3NY.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
I participated in your workshop this June. I got my CS result on Wednesday and passed!
I want to thank you for the wonderful teaching. This experience helped me pass my exam and will certainly help me with my future practice.
Good morning. First of all thanks a ton to Ms. Anna Lank and Dr. Mark Swartz for that great clinical workshop. I was in your July workshop and I took my exam in Philadelphia on 8th August 2005. I just got my score today that I passed my exam.
I want to tell you something: Dr. Swartz you are really a great teacher not just because you teach well but I was so much impressed by this that how much you worked hard on us like from your heart you want everybody to understand everything and pass the step-2cs exam. I really appreciate that. You worked very hard with us.
Thanks a lot again, and I wish good luck to everybody who already attended or will attend your workshop.
Well, I took my Step 2CS exam in Chicago on June 5th, 2007. The centre is easy to find, and the proctors are friendly and cheerful, and that helped me in relieving the tension.
The exam, as such, is long day. But I personally feel that 15 minutes is short a time on some cases, especially the psychiatry cases. The time for patient note was just adequate, maybe if I had a minute or two more I could have written a neat PN. The C3NY workshop helped me in time management, and the tricks on how to “wiggle out of sticky questions and situations”.
Well, I just received my results in the mail, and I have passed.
I wish to thank you, Dr. Swartz and all the SPs; you all were a great help. GOD bless you all.
I will definitely recommend you to my friends who will be taking the exam.
Dear Dr Swartz,
I am writing to let you know good news,I PASSED!!!
I read a lot of postings on usmleforum.com and decided to take your course. I followed all your advice. I did not once have to follow a list and never did I feel at the end of the encounter that I should have asked this or that. Once again I thank the whole team and the experience at C3NY. It was not only educational in terms of the Step 2CS exam, but I met and befriended people from a variety of cultures which made the experience even more wholesome. I hope also that all of them passed their exams.
I would also like to tell you that I passed the Kenyan board exams, and at present I am working at a university hospital in a town called Eldoret. Whenever you decide to come to Kenya, do not think twice about contacting me or my family.
Please thank Ms. Lank and the SPs since they contributed also to my passing. When I came to the C3NY Workshop, I had zero confidence; after all 3 days, you gave me the confidence to take the exam and pass it.