COMLEX III - How long til results?

Discussion in 'Step III' started by Idiopathic, May 15, 2006.

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  1. Idiopathic

    Idiopathic Newly Minted Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Any experience with results from Step III and the computer? Are they taking 6 weeks or less?
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  3. navyneurosx

    navyneurosx New Member

    May 17, 2006
    I took the exam on 21april and called the nbome today to inquire when the pall/fail status would be prumulgated on the website. I was told that it would be sometime next week -- nothing more specific.
  4. navyneurosx

    navyneurosx New Member

    May 17, 2006
    sorry.... promulgate
  5. DOtobe

    DOtobe 10+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Mine took 6 weeks. It seems like they are releasing the scores month by month. All of the March exams were released at the end of April.
  6. MeaCulpa

    MeaCulpa Run and do not grow weary 10+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    Idiopathic did you already take step 3?
  7. Aloha Kid

    Aloha Kid Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Took the exam yesterday.

    I really like the computer format and the fact its only 400 questions and 1 day vs. an 800 long 2 day session.

    Overall, I thought the exam was way too focused on certain areas. I know the exams are probably computer randomized. But I seriously thought at least 20% of my test was on OB/GYN. I cannot see the validity of a test like this in asessing an interns overall knowledge.

    Again, the same issues as the previous tests repeat itself. Some questions are totally (What in the world?) while others are give me.

    OMM is tested and believe it or not I got a few questions not limited to the 2 high yeild pages in Savareses.

    Sorry I can't go into too much detail. Don't want the NBOME to ding me and flunk me for being too revealing.

    I used Crush, NSM USMLE questions, Savareses. Expecting result in 6 weeks.
  8. Idiopathic

    Idiopathic Newly Minted Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Not yet.
  9. Teufelhunden

    Teufelhunden 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 2000
    Avon, Ohio
    Most of the people I know have gotten their results back in 3-4 weeks.

    n = 4 so, not sure if this is typical or not
  10. macman

    macman Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    As of last monday my results were avail. online (took exam 4/20), got my paper results last friday. It is good to see the NBOME making some postive steps. The computer exam and 1 month turn around on results is nice. The 'ol paper and pencil for 2 days really 'blew'. I cannot figure out how they grade that thing though, it seems the worse I felt I did on each step, the better my score. I had to pretty much guess like crazy on OB/Peds, and it seemed like there was not enough IM for my liking. The questios still need a quality upgrade, but that is not news. I DID write comments like crazy and I encourage others to do the same. I can tell you they did not hold it against me either. I used NMS, first aid, DMU OMM notepool ('clinical' lectures), and the platinum vignettes for ob, peds, psych. IMHO the platinum vignettes are the most time efficient and underated series around (and some now out of print!). Please PM with if any soon to be takers have ?'s regarding prep, etc.

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