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COMLEX - Let the panic begin

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Saesae, Apr 18, 2000.

  1. Saesae

    Saesae New Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    As I stare at my pile of 486 review books, I'm thinking I should start making some decisions regarding which to use and which to ignore. Any suggestions regarding study approaches would be lovely and I thank you in advance. In particular, is it true that memorizing First Aid is "enough to pass?"
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  3. ewagner

    ewagner Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 1998
    Clinical vignettes, and Step-up for the USMLE 2000. THen lots of practice questions.
    And an IV of coffee.
  4. spunkydoc

    spunkydoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 2, 1999
    chicago, IL usa
    this is probably the most horribly designed exam you will take your whole life, so the formula for most seems to be:

    1. YOUR BIBLE: FIRST AID FOR THE USMLE--know everything in it and you'll be pretty damn good

    2. UNDERGROUND VIGNETTES: you gotta know how to apply all the info in the above book to "clinical" situations

    3. whichever review course you take--if you take one--use whatever they give you

    4. LOADS of PRACTICE QUESTIONS--by now there are plenty of COMLEX practice questions floating around..i recommend the NMS USMLE practice book..erie, but what i scored on all those practice exams was damn close to my COMLEX score and the USMLE questions were a lot more detailed.
  5. uhs99

    uhs99 Junior Member

    May 31, 1999
    "NMS review for the usmle step 2' for part 2 and part 3 of the comlex. (the exams are similar and the review book is actually kind of fun.)

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