Day 3 Practice Exam

  • This is a Full Day Practice Examination with 9 (nine) Standardized Patients Encounters in a medical-clinic environment. Each examination room is fully-equipped with all medical instruments, medical stool and medical examination table, to prepare you for the actual exam.
  • Computer generated announcements with time lines like the actual exam.
  • This exam has an Examination Proctor.
  • Encounters are video-recorded and monitored.
  • Patient Notes are evaluated and graded by our Physicians.
  • Each Encounter will cover a different case.
  • After each timed Encounter, the Standardized Patient will provide you with 1-on-1 feedback for 70% of the cases
  • For the majority of your cases you will be given feedback by a Staff Physician.
  • At the conclusion of the exam, you will receive a detailed Statistical Analysis of all Encounters.


Day 1 Morning

- Diagnostic Exam

  • A series of Standardized Patient Encounters to determine strengths and weaknesses
  • Encounters are video monitored by one of our Staff Physicians.
  • Encounters are scored by the Standardized Patient for:

                . Communication Skills

                . Displaying Respect

                . Supporting Emotions

                . Gathering Information

                . Physical Examination Skills

                . Spoken English Proficiency

- Ximedus incorporates trained Professionals (Speech therapists, Spoken English Instructors) into the Diagnostic Exam to evaluate your Spoken English Proficiency.

- Patient Notes will be evaluated by our Staff Physician for your ability to document findings including justification of your Differential -- -Diagnoses via the History and Physical findings columns.

At the conclusion of the Diagnostic Exam, you receive a detailed Statistical Analysis of your Performance in all areas.

- Principles of Proper Introduction: This exercise is to emphasize the proper technique for Introduction in a Physician/Patient setting. We teach you:

  • How to Develop A Trusting Physician/Patient Relationship
  • Show Respect
  • Foster the Physician/Patient Relationship through verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Effective and Proper Patient Interviewing Techniques - such as Physician Posture, Eye Contact, Patient's Personal Space, and Respecting the Patient's Modesty.

- After the Principles are discussed Standardized Patients are used to practice this skill.

- Lunch Break

Day 1 Afternoon

Our Physicians teach:

  • Step 2 CS Exam Orientation - discuss all of the exam's components and what the Standardized Patient will be scoring for each subcomponent.
  • Examination Day preparation, what to do the morning of the examination, things to remember, etc
  • Effective Physician/Patient Communication Skills in relationship to the NEW CHANGESfor the Communication Interpersonal Skills section including:

                  . How to demonstrate foster the relationship through facilitative communications

                  . Using attentive body language

                  . Use of appropriate empathy

                  . Validation of Patient concerns

                  . Determining the Patient's understanding of the information

                  . Helping the Patient make appropriate decisions

- Discussion and demonstration of Effective Communications skills using:

  • Open vs. Closed-Ended Questions
  • Reflection
  • Summarizing
  • Clarifying information

Ximedus will provide you with:

  • A Structured, Chronological format for both the Adult and Pediatric Interview
  • Easy to learn
  • This format has been an extremely successful tool for the Communication Interpersonal Skills portion of this exam
  • Organization of scrap sheets.
  • Time management - at the door and inside the examination room.

Day 2 Morning

- Techniques for Interview Closure NEW CHANGES include:

  • provide the Patient with two Differential Diagnoses
  • describing the Diagnoses using clear and understandable statements (Ximedus will provide all possible statements needed for this section of the interview)
  • Explanation of the Diagnostic Studies
  • Assessing the Patient's Agreement, Willingness, and Understanding
  • Counseling the Patient regarding Negative Social Habits. (i.e., tobacco use, alcohol use, illicit drugs, sexual practices, diet, exercise,etc.)

- Writing the Patient Note:

  • an exercise targeting the Writing of a Focused Note Relevant to the Patient’s Chief Complaint
  • covering the content of the History of Present Illness
  • Past Medical History, and the writing of appropriate descriptions for the Physical Examination section. Lastly we discuss the NEW CHANGES concerning the Differential Diagnoses and the justification needed for each Diagnosis and correlating the Diagnostic Studies.

- Lunch Break

5 Day CS workshop with Emphasis on Spoken English Proficiency, 1-on-1 Tutoring and Practice Exam

Workshop Price $2235.00

(Includes Complementary Airport pickup and Drop off - To Sarasota and Fort Myers Airports in Florida along with daily transport to the Workshop and back to the Hotel.

5 Day Comprehensive Workshop with emphasis in Spoken English

Day 2 Afternoon

Our Staff Physician demonstrates Physical Examination techniques using a Standardized Patient.

  • The entire afternoon is devoted to Hands-On, 1 on 1 practice with Standardized Patients in each organ system (HEENT, Heart, Lung, Abdomen, Musculoskeletal, Neurological)

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Workshop Price $2235.00


Includes Complementary Airport pickup and Drop off  to - Sarasota (SRQ), Fort Myers (RSW) and Punta Gorda (PGD) Airports in Florida along with daily transport to the Workshop and back to the Hotel 

Day 4 & 5

- You will be individually assigned to a Language Specialist.

- The Specialist focuses on:

  • Pronunciation
  • A personalized vocabulary list
  • Formulation of medical sentences for Adult and Pediatric cases including, Introduction, Interview Questions for the History of Present Illness and Past Medical History, Statements for the Physical Exam, Counseling and Closure
  • Proper Intonation and Stress of important words
  • Tempo, Projection and Volume of Voice

- The Specialist evaluates your speech and develops a Personalized Communication Program for you to enable you to communicate effectively and successfully for the actual Exam.

- This portion of the Program begins on the 4th Day of the Workshop and continues  through the 5th Day.

- Based on examination performance each student will continue to work on there area needing improvement.

- After class instructions are given by the Physician Instructor.

- Examination morning strategy is discussed.

- At the conclusion of each workshop each student is given direct access to the Physician Instructor.

Ximedus is the only program that has Computerized Patient Note at each testing station and gives each student access to an Online Patient Note Practice Program.

FOR INFORMATION ON STEP 2 CS REVIEW COURSES        Contact Us +1 941-979-9029

​22655 Bayshore Road, Suite 160

Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980