March 7, 2017 Matthew Callahan Bangladesh March 7, 2017 Matthew Callahan Dear Dr. Swartz,How are you? I hope you remember me from the April workshop. I just wanted to let you know that I passed the CS exam! Thank you so much for all your help, not just during the workshop but also afterwards over email. Please thank Ms. Lank and all the SPs on my behalf for all their help.I had a wonderful time at the workshop, and I am so glad I went! It was an honor to meet you and to be taught by you. Keep up the great work at C3NY! — Zareen Ahmed, M.D., Bangladesh Dear Ms. Lank,I passed CS! I was a March 08 participant.In the short span of three days, C3NY offers the most essential elements one needs to learn to pass Step 2CS, as well as to practice clinical medicine in the coming years in the USA. The course offered me an approach to the patient which was very logical, yet within the known format. The spectrum of presentation of the clinical encounters was wide. It helped me get out of the tunnel vision and look at the clinical problems with an open perspective which is perhaps the most important element of clinical practice. I felt a personalized care throughout the course.I would like to thank Dr Swartz and you very much, and hope the program grows more and more. — K. Hassan, M.D., Bangladesh Hello Dr. Swartz, Ms. Lank, and staff of C3NY,I took the C3NY Workshop this past February, and I took the CS Exam two weeks later in Philadelphia.I just found out that I passed!I would like to thank all of you, especially you Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank, for all of your help, guidance, and support during the Workshop and prior to the Exam. Everything I learned not only helped me to pass, but will also help me become the best physician I can be in the future.I’m looking forward to starting residency training this July. Thank you very much, and I wish all of you the best! — Jamil Shah, Bangladesh Hi,I passed the exam!!!! Thank you all for helping me out. I greatly appreciate Dr. Swartz’s effort. Your course helped me to prepare for the exam. Especially the last day of the workshop simulating the exam with standardized patients was a great help.Thank you all again. Take care.Bye. — Asma Islam, M.D., Bangladesh Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank,I have passed! I am thankful to you and your team. I was in Feb’07 workshop and took the exam in March.The workshop was really very helpful for me. Your guidance helped me a lot to communicate with the patients in the right way and to pass the exam. If I did not join your workshop, I wouldn’t have cleared the step 2 cs exam.You are a great teacher, Dr. Swartz! Your SPs are also great and take their task seriously to make us perfect. I thank them also from my heart. The lesson what I got from your workshop is one of the best lessons in my life. I wish success of your team in every step. — Papiya Begum, M.D., Bangladesh Hello Dr. Swartz, Anna Lank, & all the SP’s.First I need to thank you all for my success. I passed on first attempt & my center was in Atlanta.Thanks again! — Mita Chowdhury, M.D., Bangladesh Dear Dr. Swartz,I passed!As you know, this was my second attempt, and I was very apprehensive about the exam. I was lucky to get into the workshop (October 2012), and it made all the difference.Before the workshop, my understanding of the exam was practice, read First Aid, and follow the mnemonics (which definitely didn’t work! I know it in person!), and after the workshop it was so different. Specially the lines you keep mentioning over and over: don’t assume anything, follow the patient’s leads, and a big “NO NO” to any mnemonics.I am overwhelmed with joy, and it was all possible because of the C3NY workshop and C3NY family (Anna, Paul, and all the other SP’s ). — Tanzima Islam, M.D., Bangladesh January 30, 2013Dear Dr. Swartz, Ms. Lank and C3NY team,I received my score report today. After I saw “PASS” on my laptop screen, the first thought that came to my mind was you and your workshop. I don’t know how to thank you all enough. But I want to definitely say this, C3NY is an amazing workshop. I could not have passed this exam without your guidance.Thank you Dr.Swartz for being an amazing teacher and for all the inspiration.Thank you Ms.Lank for all the wonderful tips and especially the deep breathing exercise.Thank you to all the SPs for their valuable feedback.For the future Step 2 CS examinees, I want to simply say this: C3NY is the best place to start your preparation and ace this exam. Trust me!May God bless you all.With best regards, — Shimika Rasha, M.D., Bangladesh Matthew Callahan freelance writer of policy, politics, religion, and tech. web designer, social media manager, a/v installer, computer question-answerer.