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If you crush the COMLEX but did poorly (below average on the USMLE) would that negate all efforts to do well on COMLEX?
 

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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.
 
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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.
Shooting for EM, 630's on COMLEX, still awaiting USMLE but based on my test day experience and prior NBME I suspect a 220ish.
 

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Shooting for EM, 630's on COMLEX, still awaiting USMLE but based on my test day experience and prior NBME I suspect a 220ish.
You don't even have your score yet, wait until it comes back.
 

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Came back. Lower than I thought. Passed tough.


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How low?

ACGME programs don't care (and sadly, won't appreciate) the 630 - nevertheless, nice work. Your COMLEX score suggests that you are not a total dummy. It sounds like you just prioritized COMLEX over USMLE. Moving forward, I would plan on making Step 2 the priority. As long as you didn't totally auger into the ground on Step 1 and you improve on Step 2, you will be fine. Based on the published info on FRIEDA, the USMLE cutoffs are surprisingly low.
 
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Which was a surprise. Every predictor out there said 225 easy. Was scoring 75th percentile on uworld. NBME's were in line. Just bombed the day of...


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Which was a surprise. Every predictor out there said 225 easy. Was scoring 75th percentile on uworld. NBME's were in line. Just bombed the day of...


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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.