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DOs: USMLE or COMLEX step 3?

Discussion in 'Step III' started by kalico, Jan 28, 2006.

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  1. kalico

    kalico TV doc 10+ Year Member

    What are the pros/cons to taking either COMLEX step 3 v. USMLE step 3 for licensure? Is whether you're in an AOA or allopathic residency a factor? Would you be missing out on anything with one or the other? Is there any benefit to doing both?
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  3. Idiopathic

    Idiopathic Newly Minted Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Im curious about this. I took Step 1 USMLE and COMLEX, but only COMLEX Step 2. Can I take USMLE Step 3 for licensure? I think that personally I would rather sit for USMLE than COMLEX again.
  4. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    NW Indiana
    To be fully licensed as a DO, you must pass all three levels of COMLEX. Your score on USMLE has no bearing on licensure as a physician...

    ..I agree..I like USMLE much better than COMLEX as well..I feel your pain!

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