- Jul 6, 2016
- Medical Student
If you crush the COMLEX but did poorly (below average on the USMLE) would that negate all efforts to do well on COMLEX?
Shooting for EM, 630's on COMLEX, still awaiting USMLE but based on my test day experience and prior NBME I suspect a 220ish.How low? 192 is a world different compare to 220 and 220 can get you above the cutoffs when 590 on COMLEX couldn't for any program that require 600+. Do you know what is even better? A high USMLE score and just a passing COMLEX score. Your school will probably think you are a "meh" student and when you match into a top program, they will drop their jaws.
Don't worry about it too much. It was probably a handful of questions. When it comes time for the next set of exams, focus on USMLE. I focused exclusively on USMLE and took my comlex first as one final assessment prior to my USMLE a week or so later. I'm pretty sure I got a few points that way.