At Delphi, we have one goal: To help US medical students and IMGs, to pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and earn their Medical License. Passing the USMLE Step 2 CS examination on the first attempt is crucial for Residency Programs to even consider your application with an increasing demand/difficulty for Matching.
Thousands of students take the USMLE Step 2 CS examination and fail every year. As of Septemeber 2017, the USMLE organization has increased the minimum requirement for passing, and as a result has made this exam even more challenging to students.
A recent study has found, that half of the students who have failed their USMLE Step 2 CS examination did not take a prep course before the exam in order to save money. It is regrettable to hear that students tried to save a small portion after investing a massive amount of money, time, and energy in their medical education to achieve their dream. One wrong move can change the entire outcome when it comes to a career in medicine.
Detailed preparation is the key to success for the USMLE Step2 CS examination. Other prep centers use standard, generic material and use it with every student regardless of their individual needs. This is where Delphi makes the difference! We focus on our student’s individual needs. We don't prepare them with what we have; We prepare them with what they need.
At Delphi we offer a Live USMLE Step 2 CS preparation course, that is taught by experienced physicians, with over 99% passing rate.
With Delphi’s foolproof method of teaching, individualized learning, and 1–on-1 attention, we genuinely believe that we can make their dreams materialize into their reality.
How do we teach?
We start with the basics such as:
In addition to these, we make sure to cover all the aspects of ICE, CIS, SEP and focus attention on any low performance areas.
By taking all of the USMLE Step 2 CS information, and simplifying it, Delphi firmly believes that we can train our students the right way in order to pass their exam with flying colors.
Philosophy of Introduction : How to create a professional physician / patient relationship.
Greeting and introducing physician's role to the patient
How to show respect
How and when to show empathy.
Verbal and nonverbal communication skills
The spectacular way of interviewing
* Includes physician posture, eye contact, voice tone, facial reaction
Foolproof Method of History Taking : Proper and easy way to take a complete history.
Chief Complaint (CC)
Past Medical History
Past Surgical History
Social & Sexual Health History
Physical Exam : Students will be taught a General and Organ based physical exam in an American hospital style.
General Physical Exam: What are the physical exam that needs to be performed in every single encounter.
Organ Based Physical Exam: How to do a complete and proper case based physical exam.
Closure : The most important section of the encounter is the closure because a proper closure will show the knowledge and confidence of the physician. We will teach you how to do a phenomenal closure with a template that can be used for all the encounters.
Providing two or three differential diagnosis with the medical term and explaining that medical term in laymen terms. Medical Legends will provide a script that has the laymen statement for the differential diagnosis.
Explaining the diagnostic studies in a laymen way.
Making sure the patient understood the dx and agreed to the workup.
Respect the patient’s concerns and answer them correctly.
Challenging Questions : Each challenging questions needs to be answered in a way the patient is satisfied.Our team will teach you the most frequently asked challenging questions, and how to answer them. Our team will teach you how to handle challenging questions.
Counseling : It is imperative to counsel the patients for the negative lifestyle choices such as Alcohol use, Smoking habits and Sexual practice, etc. Each counseling must convince the patient in order to attempt a high score. Our team will teach you how to do a phenomenal counseling. Script will be given to students.
Patient Notes : Our team will teach you how to type proper patient notes that has all the information extracted from the patient during the encounter.
How to transform the chief complaint (CC) in an easy way with positive and negative pertinent symptoms.
How to transform the physical exam with a higher level of detail which would result in higher score.
Proper differential diagnosis and how to justify the diagnosis. Appropriate supporting informations would result in higher score. Including a diagnosis without supporting information would result in lower score.
How to order a proper workup that covers the differential diagnosis. Overly aggressive and costly workup would result in lower score.
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