In my post history I talk about my difficulties with passing COMLEX I and did my retake with BBC and the same for COMLEX II. I scored a 576 on my retake and a 563 on my COMLEX II. I strongly recommend the program. If you look through my post history me talking about BBC should ocme up. I Like BBC because it presents the information to you in 2-3 different ways, rehashing it enough.I noticed most of the posts are outdated. Have anyone used BBC in the recent years? If so, what did you think of the program? I am assuming they are competing with DIT.
I started boards boot camp and I am really struggling. The information seems extremely scattered to me. I do not learn with notecards and reading; I learn visually and be having the time to draw things out, literally. Other students who were dissatisfied-were they different types of learners, etc? The time commitment is huge, but at the same time, I'm given 5 minutes to review 25 drugs. I barely got a hold of 2-3 little facts, that will undoubtedly be gone by next week because I didnt learn them in context with anything. Was this a frequent problem among the students since the program was disseminated to all the students? Did many people switch and if so what to?Good post above (especially Pathoma and some sort of micro supplement recommendation).
If I'm being blunt, I thought BBC was absolute garbage. Our school forced us to use it and monitored our progress through the program. Studying for boards is not a one size fits all type of thing. BBC is a serious time requirement to complete as well. Makes using supplemental materials challenging. Most folks I've spoken with were not happy with it. Do yourself a favor and use DIT if you're looking at organized programs because you'll at least see FA in its entirety. Then supplement with Savarese for OMM.
I'm also starting to hear stories from classmates who BBC dismissed from their study program when they were unable to pass post course diagnostic exams and such. Probably don't want people who used their program to fail COMLEX and muck up their pass rate statistics...sounds Caribbean-esque
Did you have any concerns when you first started the program and if so, what were they like? I do not feel that the information is in depth enough--and the questions are not written to be very complex as to be worth my time. The time is scattered and seems dissonant with the topics. Why do you say that you wish you had used DIT? Did you use it the next time and have success? What type of learner are you? Visual/pathway/auditory/reading? Thank you!I used it for COMLEX level 1 for over 6 months, completed all aspects of the program...and FAILED. The program is LONG, I think too long, where at least in my place, I had difficulty retaining what videos went over in January to what I was supposed to apply in June. So, I do not feel that it adequately prepared me and I agree with the above posters, it has gaps concerning what you need to know...wish I would have used DIT like everyone else, live and learn. They use to have a saying that they had a 98% pass rate, they have taken that claim off their website in the past year I've noticed.
You are much better off using FA, Pathoma, BRS Pathology, and Savarese - knowing these 4 like a boss and of course doing lots of q's and you should rock it - that's what I did for my retake
You can get kicked out of a study program?!I'm also starting to hear stories from classmates who BBC dismissed from their study program when they were unable to pass post course diagnostic exams and such. Probably don't want people who used their program to fail COMLEX and muck up their pass rate statistics...sounds Caribbean-esque
First Aid/Goljan, DIT, Combank, Comquest, Savarese all you need for Step 1
@Allykat1850 : what do you wish you had done instead in terms of what resources to use?Coming from multiple anecdotes, you should ditch BBC immediately. Go with DIT*, use it along with FA, Sketchy*, Pathoma*, and Savarese. Also, maybe use Combank or Uworld if you want. I know two ppl failed with using BBC and then used the aforementioned method, they passed comfortably in the 600s range.
* = videos
I looked up FA and its ~750 pages, Goljan path ~800 pages), savarese ~400 pages, then thousands of practice questions. How does one have time to read then memorize all of those thousand and thousand of pages followed by practice questions in like a 6 week dedicated period?!I liked DIT/FA, Goljan/RR Path, Savarese, Combank/Comquest/UW.
It seems Pathoma is new, and I am unfamiliar with it.
Oh no, it's not a 6 week venture.I looked up FA and its ~750 pages, Goljan path ~800 pages), savarese ~400 pages, then thousands of practice questions. How does one have time to read then memorize all of those thousand and thousand of pages followed by practice questions in like a 6 week dedicated period?!
Doctors in Training. Very comprehensive videos. I've tried using them together with FC instead of reading the page from FC and I'm constantly surprised how in depth it goes. Haven't taken boards yet, so I don't know how it plays out for it though. Have heard similar complaints lately from Bootcamp.General question: What does DIT stand for?