Doctors in Training Step II

Discussion in 'Step II' started by njshibby, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Dawkter

    Dawkter 5+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Same situation, I am hearing secrets + world is the best for the last couple of weeks.
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  3. Transposony

    Transposony Do or do not, There is no try 5+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    How do you get a score of 679 on Step 2 USMLE ? I thought the score is out of 300?
    What am I missing here?
  4. winkleweizen

    winkleweizen 5+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Well its either 279 or the guy took the Comlex thing where i think the average is like 500 with a std dev of 100.....either way he did very well
  5. shan564

    shan564 Below the fray 10+ Year Member

    Considering that he mentions elsewhere in his post that he took the COMLEX, I'm guessing it's the latter.
  6. asiddiqi

    asiddiqi 2+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    can anyone tell me where i can find DIT STEP 2 videos? can some PM link or email me videos???? thank you so much
  7. jiffywerk

    jiffywerk 2+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    Are the 2012 DIT step 2 videos very different from the 2010 step 2 videos, or should the 2010 videos be good enough?
  8. happyfeet123

    happyfeet123 2+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2011
    Any opinions on using DIT with rotations?

    That's what I did with goljan audio in first 2 years and wish I did it with DIT as well to help solidfy the minutae into long term memory.
  9. apevo8

    apevo8 7+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    Does anyone know what book he recommends as part of the step II course or is it just he videos and the question book they send you? Like for Step 1 it was FA + the question book
  10. STXGregor

    STXGregor 7+ Year Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    The DIT Step 2 CK course uses Step Up to USMLE Step 2. Book is a few years old, but DIT does a good job of correcting errors and any outdated info.

    I used DIT for step 1 and step 2. Overall, I thought the program was great both times. Very glad I did it again for Step 2 as I almost didn't. Went through the course over about 16ish days, with another week or so of finishing UWorld in 44q random timed blocks. Ended up with a 247 (225 on Step 1). Would recommend DIT to anyone that asks. I think it does a great job of stressing on some very high yield concepts in a way that helps you learn them the way that Step 2 tests you on them.
  11. apevo8

    apevo8 7+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    Thank very much! I also did the DIT for step 1 and really liked it, as a matter of fact I got the same exact Step 1 score as you and finished the program in about 15 days(IMO I think I did it too fast but still happy with my score). My school switched there board review from Kaplan to DIT during my M2 year so I will most likely be using it for step 2. I hope I can get that same step 2 score, it would help me a great deal in securing anesthesiology! I already purchased UWorld on a 1 year subscription. Would you recommend doing questions during each rotation?
  12. fussion


    Jul 8, 2007
    Please... does anyone have the pdf for the DIT Step 2 handbook? I have T minus 30 days before THE date.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out!
  13. Bigeminy

    Bigeminy 2+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2012
    Definitely doing DIT for step 2. I was a pretty average student my first two years of med school, and for step 1 I did UWorld (started around March and did them with some path blocks) and DIT (3 weeks) and scored a 249.

    I'll be doing the same thing for Step 2, although this year i'm doing much more UWorld throughout my rotations which is helping my shelf grades. I didn't do that well on the shelf exams 1st and 2nd year (again, pretty average).

    They have pretty good ways of making you remember the most important things. But i think it's best at keeping you moving through such a massive amount of material in an organized and logical way. It's not as important as doing UWorld, but it lays down a good base.
  14. littlejuan

    littlejuan 10+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Out of curiosity, what type of schedule did you guys use/are using with DIT?
  15. jakeislove

    jakeislove MS IV 2+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Upstate, New York
    I'd love to see the videos but won't be doing the test for a while.
  16. tco

    tco 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    I'm currently scoring 80th percentile on Uworld during my clinical rotations. (I think it's around 70% correct). I feel as though my knowledge is lacking, however. Should I use DIT or something more intense, like Kaplan, for Step 2?
  17. Bagheera

    Bagheera 7+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    70% UWOLRD is 80% percentile? I am at 69% and im only 62% percentile?
  18. tco

    tco 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Whatever it is to be at 80th percentile is what I am. It also probably depends on what sections you've done. More difficult ones allow you to score lower and be at a higher percentile, obviously. Regardless, that's nowhere near the point of my post.

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