COMQUEST vs. COMLEX III score

Discussion in 'Step III' started by Red Beard, Feb 8, 2012.

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  1. Red Beard

    Red Beard 7+ Year Member

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    The question of score prediction for COMLEX III using COMQUEST averages has come up before with few responses (I did look through the recent COMLEX III score thread.) Given this question bank has been out for a few years now, there should be more data available. So......post up! What were your COMQUEST and COMLEX III scores?
     
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  3. IMDoc607

    IMDoc607 7+ Year Member

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    I would like to know also....please share
     
  4. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

    :shrug:

    6-7 weeks out, and I'm at 76% thus far. Only 120-somethin Q's remain.
     
  5. IMDoc607

    IMDoc607 7+ Year Member

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    82%....completely done but with repeats.

    76% is good
     
  6. Red Beard

    Red Beard 7+ Year Member

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    Incidentally, I asked the folks at COMQUEST directly, and they were vague, but....

     
  7. IMDoc607

    IMDoc607 7+ Year Member

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    I hope that is true. As I said above, my average is 82% with some repeats. Minus 7 points for sure and it brings me to 75%. I'll take whatever a 72% score is. I am nervous about this test. Everyone says it's easy but something tells me its harder than everyone says.
     
  8. IMDoc607

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    Just took it.....Some really crazy questions as we all always say. The test was pretty much even throughout but it seemed to be heavy on endocrine. We'll see I just hope I pass. After that, I am going to focus more on my IM boards instead of this medical school crap board exams.
     
  9. Red Beard

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    I just took it today too....definitely a few WTF questions. Overall, I don't think that COMQUEST helped that much content-wise for today's version of step 3.

    We'll see....I'll post up my COMQUEST percentage and COMLEX score when I get it.
     
  10. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

    what would be beneficial?
     
  11. Red Beard

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    Being in a family practice residency instead of psychiatry :laugh:

    I certainly felt that comquest helped me brush up on a lot of the step II material that I haven't thought about or needed to use since then. And I think that probably did help on this exam, however, there were just so many questions that were random, unexpected things that I believe I could not have studied for....I would have had to get them through osmosis in an outpatient heavy internship.

    A lot of questions with very scant information, supposed to make a diagnosis by recognizing one special feature of a disease. And a TON of questions where you can narrow it down to two answers very obviously, but impossible to feel confident about either one.

    We'll see.......I scored 70% on comquest first time through. Kicked ass on step 1 and 2. Have a sinking feeling in my stomach after this one.
     
  12. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

    yeah.

    my internship has been inpatient heavy. no outpt time as part of my anesthesia-CBY. looks like i'm gonna be screwed.
     
  13. Red Beard

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    Promised I'd post when I got my score...

    Scored 704 on the real thing. 70% on Comquest first time through in tutor mode. Repeated about a third of the questions I got wrong before I got burned out on it. Used Crush Step III, read most of it once, and wikipedia :laugh:

    I did not feel confident when I left the exam, felt like I was guessing on a lot of random stuff, or between two reasonable sounding choices on straightforward questions. I guess we tend to focus on the negative.

    So, yeah.....that feels good.

    Anyone else?
     
  14. IMDoc607

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    72% on COMQUEST...taking test again

    I don't get what happened.
     
  15. snowwhitemd

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    How did you do on the OMM questions? How much time did you spend studying OMM?
     
  16. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

    :eek:

    im steering clear of this thread.

    got like 70-somethin in comquest and im doing combank, currently mid 70s. exam in a few weeks.
     
  17. IMDoc607

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    I am reading a step up now and I think it will serve me well. I think I know went wrong and it wasn't knowledge. I was rushing.
     
  18. kazuma

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    You should be fine brother. Here's my post from the other thread. I took my time and read the questions thoroughly and didn't have any issues with time. I always felt rushed and low on time on USMLE/Comlex 1&2. I also stayed reasonably caffeinated with no-doze and minimal water to help push through the afternoon burnout. Prolly bumped my Cr for a few hrs:eek: but I didn't want to be peeing like a race horse and I made sure to re-hydrate afterwards.

    Definitely take the OMM seriously, it is my weakest subject so I had to brush up on the basics. There were plenty of OB/Gyn questions too.

     
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  19. MoskD

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    This is a great post and I was looking for this information when I was preparing too.

    COMQUEST score: 71% (first time through)
    COMLEX Level III: 742 (higher than Step 1 and 2)

    I think it's natural to feel so-so when you walk out because I also focused only those WTF questions. I thought COMQUEST did a great job emphasizing on topics that showed up on test day.

    So glad to be done with the COMLEX!!! :thumbup:
     
  20. fatsal

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    It's funny because the reviews I'm getting are so mixed. Two friends who took the exam said comquest was amazing and really helped them prepare. They didn't rock the exam but they got 540-600. The other two friends also did comquest and said it was a poor tool and didn't prepare them very well. They still passed but were in the low 400's. I don't know what to believe.

    On the other hand I've heard nothing but great things about COMBANK for step 3. They said it wasn't great for step 2 but for step 3, the COMBANK questions are more clinically oriented and do a much better job preparing people for the exam than COMQUEST
     
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  21. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

    I think combank is better, or so i keep hearing.

    comquest felt more step 2 oriented after i took the comsae.
     
  22. fatsal

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    What I keep hearing from people who took the exam is that it is very clinical meaning the questions ask a lot of "next step" and treatment related questions which none of the QBanks really do a good job of answering. I'm doing both COMQUEST and COMBANK and COMBANK seems to involve more next step and clinical related questions.
     
  23. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

    qbanks and comsae suckewd fort he real exam.

    nothin was good. i got ****ed hard but im too drunk tooo careee.
     
  24. fatsal

    fatsal Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Get your drunk on, I'm sure you passed and did well. Sounds like everyone feels like they did horrible walking out of there
     
  25. rgerwin

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    65-67% 1st run through.509 actual score
     
  26. IMDoc607

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    72% one thru....437/79

    Don't care
     
  27. cbest

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    COMLEX 1 - 632
    COMLEX 2 - 595

    PGY-1 prelim med at large Midwest program.

    Did half of Combank and all of Comquest in about a month. Still had notes I took from Comquest 2, read those a few times. Read cranial portion of Savarese.

    COMLEX 3 - 842

    Goodbye NBOME and COMLEX - you were sorry excuses for medical examination and need a major overhaul! Prepared about the same and felt the exact same walking out of 3 as I did 2 with ridiculously different results - great sign of a well written exam!
     
  28. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

    missed this thread.

    yeah, i passed comfortably.

    i could've stepped in there w/o studying and apparently managed to pass. hell, i felt like i was guessing on 95% of the questions. the exam is worthless.

    forever done with NBOME and COMLEX.
     

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