February 24, 2017 Matthew Callahan Canada February 24, 2017 Matthew Callahan Hello Anna,As promised, I am emailing you to let you and Dr. Swartz know that I have successfully PASSED USMLE Step 2 CS on my first attempt. I just received the score report, and I am thrilled at the outcome.I could not have done that without your guidance. Both you and Dr. Swartz were a tremendous help and inspiration. I am so thankful to have taken C3NY and have learned from such excellent mentors. I can confidently say that both you and Dr. Swartz were the reason for me passing Step 2 CS, especially on my first attempt. You made a positive impact in my medical career and although we only spent 3 days together, you and Dr. Swartz inspired me to keep pushing forward and never give up on my dream of becoming a physician. C3NY is the definition of putting patients first!Thank you once again!Warm regards, — Ivan Escudero, M.D., Canada Dear Dr. Swartz,Hope you are doing fine. I took your course in mid-September, and I have successfully passed Step 2 CS on September 28 in Houston. The result has just arrived today, and I am thrilled. I want to thank you very much for the great course and for all your help. — D.N., M.D., Canada Good afternoon Dr Swartz,I’ve got some terrific news for you!! I just got my CS result and I passed!!!! I’m ecstatic!! I don’t have words to describe the gratitude I feel towards you and the entire C3NY team!When I came out of the exam centre I knew I had bombed it. But it all turned out extremely well in the end. Looking back I had made quite a few mistakes but I always remembered what you had taught us at the workshop.. proper introduction, be polite, take a good focused history and most importantly for me – don’t come out early!!! Anna’s ‘coffee shop’ technique worked wonders for me as well.Once again, I don’t have words to describe how indebted I am to you. You are a Godsend Dr Swartz!!God bless you and thank you so much once again.I will stay in touch and will keep you informed regarding the whole match season and Residency process. — Syed Ahmed Hussain, M.D., Canada Dear C3NY Team,I am Rishanthi Sivakumaran, and I was part of the group in April of 2012; I did my CS exam on May 10, and I am happy to say that passed!I am very grateful for the C3NY team and especially Dr. Swartz for the wonderful prep course and for boosting my confidence! I loved the constructive criticism because that helped me to concentrate more on the areas I needed to brush up on!Thank you C3NY!! — Rishanthi Sivakumaran, M.D., Canada Hi Dr. Swartz,I just want to take this opportunity to thank you and Anna for an amazing C3NY course I took back in January, 2014. I’m happy to tell you both that I learned today that I passed Step 2CS!Best wishes, — Ravi Sahni, M.D., Canada Hello Dr. Swartz and Anna!I have great news!! I received my CS score report today and I PASSED!!!The feeling is incredible and now I am so relieved…I’m quite happy with my score report as well; it actually indicates I did better in all three areas (ICE, CIS, SEP) than what I had expected.Thank you so much for all your help… it definitely would have not been possible without C3NY!I have attached the PDF score report to this email.Thanks again, — Tasneem Hasan, M.D., Canada Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna,PASSED!Before the course, I had read through some of the standards texts for the Step 2CS exam, which made the exam seem unbelievably easy (like a simple “motor reflex”). On the first day of the workshop, well my anxiety levels skyrocketed, when Dr. Swartz and Anna introduced the exam with a very different approach (the “out-of-the-box approach”). I had almost 3 weeks before the exam, and I was not sure how I would transform the approach that I had become accustomed, to an approach that would definitely give me many problems gathering all the relevant points within a short period of time. But Dr. Swartz told me that it was achievable. Boy, he was right on the dot!I was soon to discover that Dr. Swartz’s technique although difficult to conceive, but was a full proof technique to achieve a PASS result. Not only did he help me PASS the exam, his technique helped me PASS with flying colours. Also, he has significantly impacted my future approach as a clinician.The three days of his workshop, although “ego deflating” were more importantly “life altering” and “eye-opening”. In retrospect, it would have been very difficult for me to have achieved a PASS without C3NY.Thank you, Dr. Swartz and Anna! — Hunaid Hasan, M.D., Canada Hunaid Hasan, MD, Canada, Video Testimonial Dear Dr. Swartz and Anna, I am very excited to share the news that I passed the Step 2 CS exam. I am truly grateful for all the support you have given me during the preparation in January 2016 at C3NY. I thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to learn under your guidance and benefit from your vast knowledge and expertise. I was eagerly waiting all these days to make you proud. I took the exam on February 12th, 2016, and it was nerve racking to wait for the result as each day passed by. If there is one thing I could to change for this exam, it is the length of time that we have to wait for the news.There it is, at last! I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your help and C3NY will always be a memorable experience in my journey!Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!Best Regards, — Nimmi Nagothu, MD, Canada Dear Dr. Swartz and Ms. Lank,I took your workshop in October 2015 and recently found out that I passed Step 2 CS. I wanted to thank you for being a part of my preparation for the exam. The workshop helped me tremendously in my timing and in communicating with the SPs. I followed your advice and kept calm on the real test day. If anyone asks for tips on how to prepare for CS, I will definitely refer them to the C3NY workshop.Thanks for everything!Sincerely, — Sara B., Canada Hi Dr. Swartz,I hope you remember me from your course back in December of 2007.I’m writing you now to tell you that I passed the Step 2 CS exam. I really found out back in February…the reason I waited so long to write this e-mail though is a credit again to you. Not only did your course give me the confidence to pass the exam, I was subsequently able to enter the match. I was just placed today at Schneider Children’s Hospital for residency in pediatrics…my top choice.I wanted to thank you for all your help and the confidence you instilled. You do a wonderful “chesed” (kindness) for people. — G. B., M.D., Canada Dear Dr. Swartz,Hi, I passed thanks for the course and tips….I followed your advice. I actually almost had a panic attack on the first station…and the breathing got me through it was more relaxed after station 1…I almost passed out on station 1 honestly…given my practice station in your course was a disaster the rest of the exam went really well however. Your tips helped thanks.Thanks for a great course …lots of great tips you can’t find in text books…I noticed most people said that when they left the workshop including me! — Dr. Rick, Canada Dear Anna & Dr. Swartz:I took the Step 2 CS workshop in December 2011 (I was one of the members of the group from Poznan, Poland). I took my Step 2CS exam in the beginning of May 2012, and I have just received my score today. I am delighted to inform you and Dr. Swartz that I have passed!Thank you very much for all the tips and tricks on how to approach Step 2CS, not to mention the great time I had in that workshop. Please also thank all the SPs for me.I would definitely recommend C3NY to my friends. — T.L., medical student, Canada Matthew Callahan freelance writer of policy, politics, religion, and tech. web designer, social media manager, a/v installer, computer question-answerer.