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.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
I just wanted to share the good news with you. I passed my CS!!!! Yeeeeey
I can’t thank you enough for all of your help–the mock exam class, your wise words and tips. I am convinced, without your guidance I would not have done it.
Dear Dr. Swartz:
I am Hongbo Liu, and I participated in your C3NY workshop in April. I gave my CS on May 7th and received my CS score report today. I am very excited to say that I passed.
Thank you so much for your help and instruction. You are right…CS is mostly a communication test. In addition, I think it is very important to budget the time reasonably. Hope everything goes well with you.
Thank you again.
Dear Dr. Swartz, Anna, Ginny, and all the SPs,
YES, I PASSED. I got the results on Aug. 18, and I apologize for not e-mailing you earlier, but I took my Step 2 CK on Aug. 24, so I was cramming. Getting the result the week before my Step 2 CK of course boosted my confidence.
I would like to thank you all so much for all the invaluable and wonderful advice that you gave during the workshop. Not only did it help me to pass the exam, but I truly believe that it will help me in the years to come, during my residency, and my practice. All the information you provided was, I feel, ground rules for the foreign graduates that aspire to practice medicine in the US.We come from different countries and grew up in different cultures, so it is always imperative to understand at best the most proper way to approach the American patient. In this aspect, I can firmly say that your insights and advice were absolutely invaluable.
I took Step 2 CS on June 28th, in Philadelphia. I have never been more confused or unsure in my life as I was after that exam. For almost two months, I kept thinking of the cases I was faced with and of all the things that I should have done and I did not. However, all those weeks but especially during the day of the exam, I kept telling myself over and over again what Dr. Swartz repeated so many times during the three days of the workshop “This exam is all about the communication with the patient”. Of course it is true, it is all about that.
I found the exam to be demanding and challenging, mentally and physically also. I guess it also had to do with the fact that they were having some trouble with the computers that day so the starting of the exam was postponed for another hour or so… just to “prolong the agony” of the 28 people waiting impatiently.
The cases however, were not as challenging as the ones that we practiced during the C3NY workshop. The SPs in the exam were generally nice and professional but not nearly as good as your SPs. You workshop helped me a great deal in focusing in the right direction during the studying process and especially during the exam. I wish the workshop would have been longer because it was so interesting and so much fun at the same time. I am so glad that I heard about it and participated. I would strongly recommend it to anybody that will ask my advice when it comes to preparing for Step 2 CS.
Once again thank you very much for all your help.
Dear Dr. Swartz,
I’m writing to say that I PASSED the CS Exam.
Thanks to GOD, and thank you so much for your help. That was really appreciated.
Hello Dr. Swartz,
I just wanted to update you on my Step 2CS results. I found out I passed last week. I attended your course May 9-11, 2016 and then scheduled my exam last minute on May 23 and took it May 24 in Los Angeles.
There were many cases that I finished very quickly and was concerned that maybe I should have asked more questions. Anyway I just wanted to thank you and Anna for your help! My success is your success!
Dear Anna and Dr. Swartz,
I’m happy to inform you that I passed the exam!
Yes, despite the fact that I forgot to do several things, I PASSED!
So, even though I don’t have a reference to compare (since I haven’t taken the old exam), I do not think that this exam is difficult with the proper guidance that you provided in the workshop. Overall, the encounters were pretty much the same as we learned in your classes.
Thank you for your support and your advice. Keep up the good work!
I am fulfilling my promise made to you and Dr. Swartz that I will mail and let you know my step 2 CS result. I just got my score reports and I have PASSED!
Dr. Swartz was right. After finishing my exam, I was so certain that I had done everything wrong that I spent one and a half months thinking I would fail! But thanks to all your efforts, I cleared the exam. I can’t thank you guys enough for all your help, encouragement and advice. You are the best! THANKS!!
Good morning Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank!
Your mornings should be good when you receive thankful messages from your students. I promised you on our last day that I’m going to pass, and I’ve kept my promise.
Without you, it wouldn’t have happened. You are marvelous team and I’m speechless about Dr. Swartz. I couldn’t even picture this level of professionalism, creativity, love to what you doing and such respect to every student, your incredible patience.
God bless you all.
I received my score report, and I PAAAASSSEED. I thought that I would not make it.
Thank you all in C3NY and special thanks to Dr. Swartz and the SPs.
The workshop was so good; I learned how to pass the exam. I think that this workshop is very useful, and it’s worth it to go to NY city to attend it even if you are far from NY.
Thanks again to you all. I’m very HAPPY that I passed and very happy that a lot of my friends who attended with me in the same workshop passed too.