Dear Dr. Swartz, Anna, Ginny:
I PASSED my CS exam, & I am very grateful to Dr. Swartz & all of you for an unforgettable experience that gave me confidence and excellent outcome.
The exam was really very stressful , but with each patient I felt Dr. Swartz’s presence in the room. I followed all his detailed advises, how to enter, where to stand, smile, be at the same level OR lower than the patient, where to keep hands, how to write notes, wash hands, cover the patient, drape him……all, all his words ……all of them are very, extremely are important!!!!! They helped me A LOT!!!!
I strongly recommend to all CS takers to take this short but very IMPORTANT workshop course.
Even if you feel ready after reading all textbooks, C3NY polishes your knowledge and gives you confidence, calms anxiety, and takes away stress.
Thanks a lot for all your work; you are doing a great job!
Dear Anna and Dr. Swartz,
I am JingBo Wu. I took the C3NY course in September 2009. I took the CS test on Nov 23, 2009. I have passed the CS.
I cannot describe how I felt before the result was out. And I cannot describe how happy I am right now. What I can do is to say “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU…..” to you all. Especially, Mr.Anderson, he taught me the English. Without C3NY, it would be impossible for me to pass at this time (second attempt). There was a big change after the C3NY course. I remember what Dr. Swartz said to me “be confident, your problem (failed spoken English before) can be fixed”. And then Anna recommended Michael Anderson to me. He is an excellent teacher. I studied with him for two months (twice a week, three times a week when close to the test). It is a miracle!
By the way, thanks to all the Standardized Patients.
Dear Ms. Anna and Dr. Swartz,
I got the CS exam result this morning, and I passed it.
This is my first attempt, and I am so happy I could make it. Thank you very much indeed for your kind guidance and inputs for me, which I deeply believe provided me with my passing result.
Thanks again to both of you!
Dear Dr. Swartz & Anna,
I think I passed Step 2CS… how sure can I be with the “oasis-trick”… meaning trying to schedule a new appointment for the exam and getting a screen saying that I cannot apply because I already passed it and won’t be allowed to do it again…???
The results were sent on December 6th, and I guess it will take some time for them to arrive in Germany.
Did your workshop help?… Yes, yes, yes!!!
It really helped being prepared for this test! Without this workshop, I wouldn’t have known where to put the emphasis in the interaction with the patient, and I would have felt like a fool most of the time… which I did though,but it really helped knowing that certain things didn’t really care and focusing on what you taught us.
I’ll keep you updated.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
Thank you for helping me pass the Step 2-CS test. I took your workshops in April and took the exam in Phili on May 22. Learned today that I passed.
The most important thing I have learned from your workshops is that I know how to interact with patients confidently. There are other things I learned that will benefit me in my future career.
Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,
Hope you are all doing well.
Just received my CS score last Saturday with great news: PASS, PASS, PASS, PASS! I had waited for more than 2 months to get it…now I’m the happy man!
Wow, what a relief! As an IMG, I had little idea about the CS exam before taking your CS workshop in May, 2005. The workshop was really intense and informative. I was very impressed with Dr. Swartz’s manner of teaching and his smile throughout all the 3 days of training. Anna’s tips for taking CS were like a magic potion. All in all, the workshop was tiring but fun. I am the lucky one who had the honor to be trained by Dr. Swartz and Anna.
I must admit that CS is not difficult if you pay attention to all those little details as instructed in the workshop. You made it simple for us. I liked Dr. Swartz’s manner during PE because he often told us to ask “Are you comfortable?” Very soothing, man!
What makes me feel great is: I’m climbing up the “Totem Pole” now!
Thanks you so very much for your help. I’m glad your CS workshop is becoming more and more popular!
I am pleased to inform that I have passed my Step 2CS exam. I had appeared at Phili in the last week of October after the October C3NY Workshop.
I am indebted to you, Dr. Swartz, and all the SP’s at C3NY for their contribution in helping me achieve this goal. I firmly believe that going through the C3NY course not only helps you to pass CS but also improves your communication and interaction skills during the day to day patient encounters.
Thanks again and happy holidays!
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. 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.
Dear Dr Swartz,
It gives me great happiness to be in a position where I can thank Dr. Swartz, Anna and all the SPs who helped and guided me in my preparation.
It was very disappointing for me when I failed in Step 2CS the first time I took it in July. I really couldn’t understand the reason for my failure. I felt I had washed my hands, summed up etc etc…all the do’s that were recommended on FIRST AID ,U/W and forums. What I didn’t know was my interpersonal skills hadn’t been good enough at that point of time. I had many doubts when I was preparing for the second time. I was so confused listening to several opinions and loosing my mind.
I must thank God that I heard about the course C3NY from a friend and at the last minute paid the fees and decided to go all the way to NYC from New Mexico. This was a big decision for someone who had been in the US only for a month and had never been to NYC before. But I must say it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The course was amazing and worth all the money and stress I went through for traveling all the way etc.
I realized that all the people who had been advising me previously were like those blind people trying to figure out what an elephant looked like….this cartoon was shown to us by Dr Swartz. He is a great teacher and certainly the best and most reliable person you can ask your doubts to. I actually asked him all my doubts the very first day and there can be NOBODY who knows more about the CS exam than Dr Swartz. All the people who had by stroke of luck passed CS on the first attempt would advise me so many silly things. I do not mean to be arrogant here but it was a great realization. I do not think that his teaching was limited to CS but I think it’s for life. As a physician in this country, you have to have to be a successful and compassionate physician. That’s what this exam is about and it became so clear to me after the 3 days at C3NY.
I certainly recommend this course to all IMGS. Just for the record, the first time I failed in CIS like most people and I gave the exam again in December 2 weeks after my C3NY class and passed.
My best wishes to all exam goers and my thanks to the C3NY team.