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Doctors in Training Step II

Discussion in 'Step II' started by njshibby, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Dawkter

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    Same situation, I am hearing secrets + world is the best for the last couple of weeks.
  2. Transposony

    Transposony Do or do not, There is no try

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    How do you get a score of 679 on Step 2 USMLE ? I thought the score is out of 300?
    What am I missing here?
  3. winkleweizen

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    Well its either 279 or the guy took the Comlex thing where i think the average is like 500 with a std dev of 100.....either way he did very well
  4. shan564

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    Considering that he mentions elsewhere in his post that he took the COMLEX, I'm guessing it's the latter.
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    can anyone tell me where i can find DIT STEP 2 videos? can some PM link or email me videos???? thank you so much
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    Are the 2012 DIT step 2 videos very different from the 2010 step 2 videos, or should the 2010 videos be good enough?
  7. happyfeet123

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    Any opinions on using DIT with rotations?

    That's what I did with goljan audio in first 2 years and wish I did it with DIT as well to help solidfy the minutae into long term memory.
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    Does anyone know what book he recommends as part of the step II course or is it just he videos and the question book they send you? Like for Step 1 it was FA + the question book
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    The DIT Step 2 CK course uses Step Up to USMLE Step 2. Book is a few years old, but DIT does a good job of correcting errors and any outdated info.

    I used DIT for step 1 and step 2. Overall, I thought the program was great both times. Very glad I did it again for Step 2 as I almost didn't. Went through the course over about 16ish days, with another week or so of finishing UWorld in 44q random timed blocks. Ended up with a 247 (225 on Step 1). Would recommend DIT to anyone that asks. I think it does a great job of stressing on some very high yield concepts in a way that helps you learn them the way that Step 2 tests you on them.
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    Thank very much! I also did the DIT for step 1 and really liked it, as a matter of fact I got the same exact Step 1 score as you and finished the program in about 15 days(IMO I think I did it too fast but still happy with my score). My school switched there board review from Kaplan to DIT during my M2 year so I will most likely be using it for step 2. I hope I can get that same step 2 score, it would help me a great deal in securing anesthesiology! I already purchased UWorld on a 1 year subscription. Would you recommend doing questions during each rotation?
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    Please... does anyone have the pdf for the DIT Step 2 handbook? I have T minus 30 days before THE date.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out!
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    Definitely doing DIT for step 2. I was a pretty average student my first two years of med school, and for step 1 I did UWorld (started around March and did them with some path blocks) and DIT (3 weeks) and scored a 249.

    I'll be doing the same thing for Step 2, although this year i'm doing much more UWorld throughout my rotations which is helping my shelf grades. I didn't do that well on the shelf exams 1st and 2nd year (again, pretty average).

    They have pretty good ways of making you remember the most important things. But i think it's best at keeping you moving through such a massive amount of material in an organized and logical way. It's not as important as doing UWorld, but it lays down a good base.
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    Out of curiosity, what type of schedule did you guys use/are using with DIT?
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    I'd love to see the videos but won't be doing the test for a while.
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    I'm currently scoring 80th percentile on Uworld during my clinical rotations. (I think it's around 70% correct). I feel as though my knowledge is lacking, however. Should I use DIT or something more intense, like Kaplan, for Step 2?
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    70% UWOLRD is 80% percentile? I am at 69% and im only 62% percentile?
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    Whatever it is to be at 80th percentile is what I am. It also probably depends on what sections you've done. More difficult ones allow you to score lower and be at a higher percentile, obviously. Regardless, that's nowhere near the point of my post.

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