Hi I wanted to write my experiences and suggestions after getting the result but then realised that I wont be able to write in detail or answer any question correctly as with time I am forgetting abt the cases I encountered. The exam was day before yesterday in Houston. Everything went well except the SP encounter part of the day. I was very nervous and was going blank. The first 3-4 cases I had no idea what they might have...especially one of them was a psychiatric condition and I even now do not know what his DDs might be. So I forgot to ask a lot of questions and I was smiling and as got nothing from the history it was difficult for me to write the patient note. Hmm briefly the first 4 cases are a mess. and after that I got the hang of it and was confident and for me it feels like I have done ok in the rest of them. But if I sit to recall and see how many mistakes I have done...believe me the number is huge. After every encounter when I sat down to write the PN I used to curse myself for not asking questions relevant to the case as one somehow tends to remember everything while writing PN. for one case I ran out of time , I had just done a few things in the physical and I had to tell him that I am being beeped. I know that sounds stupid , actually one of the examinees told me I should not have said so but then my response was spontaneous and I did not know what else to say. I am just hoping they dont fail me for these mistakes.There was no telephonic encounter ( I was lucky ). I felt 3-4 SPs were not very co-operative , the rest were. The rest of the SPs made me comfortable with them and so I was able to do be myself and try to do the best I can. Over all its an ok experience. Lets wat for 2 months ( which is difficult ). I think I will be in a position to give suggestions once my result is out and it says that I passed. But I will try to tell you what I think so far abt all this. Study UW and FA ( I had both but I studied mostly from UW ). I also feel that one should be really confident , dont pls even for a sec get nervous , its not worth it, it only reduces your capability to be your best in front of the SPs and you tend forget a lot of things and make simple small mistakes. Believe me dont get nervous . will post again when I get the result. GL to everyone. Happy studying.