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Failed Comlex PE

Discussion in 'Step II' started by firstaidjelly, May 17, 2014.

  1. firstaidjelly


    Feb 10, 2014
    Failed. Passed both comlex step one and usmle step one. Dunno what happened. Can I get a residency anywhere? I dont know how they can judge empathy on a standardized test.
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  3. firstaidjelly


    Feb 10, 2014
    Residency programs will see that I failed already. Should have waited until October to take the test instead of rushing to take it early.
  4. DO3

    DO3 7+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Not the end of the world. Know people who matched MD IM and FM with failures. Taking it early gives you plenty of time to retake it and plenty of time for programs to see a pass.
  5. scummie

    scummie 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    You're not the first person this has happened to. I'd try to schedule for a retake ASAP, ideally so you can get a passing score before you submit your app for residency. This thread crops up every so often. This is definitely not as bad as failing the CK. What did your score report say? Failed on the interpersonal skills or on the biomechanical domain? What do you think went wrong?
  6. firstaidjelly


    Feb 10, 2014
    I failed both portions. I think I have to take a prep course or something. I guess I have to look at people more in the eye and not rush as much. I like your picture, thats a cute cat.
  7. potatolike

    potatolike 2+ Year Member

    Nov 6, 2011
    If you are from the US (MD or DO), I would look for someone in your school who usually helps people who failed CS (PE for you guys I guess). I also failed at my first 2cs attempt (CIS portion). I worked with that professor once a week for 4 weeks, and in my second 2cs my CIS portion broke the right end. Well if you failed ICE you might need to get some assessment regarding your note writing skill, but mostly you will have to type your notes a little faster than how you usually do in core clerkship rotations. Prep course may help you, but it is freaking expensive, and I hope you can find a different way of getting through it without spending a fortune. Good luck.
  8. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    You can still match in the primary care residencies without issue, just pass it the first time. I would recommend Combank PE videos along with the Kauffman book. Also be sure to practice a lot. good luck!
  9. pk1989

    pk1989 2+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    just took my PE and have a concern... im not sure what possessed me to do so but I put that i discussed during the actual encounter about smoking cessation for a few patients and also discussed plan and treatment with patient but did not put it into the plan but into objective... since i guess at the time my mentality was well I just did this so it sounded silly to me to write will discuss plan... in the plan section... so am i screwed or...
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
  10. Dharma

    Dharma 7+ Year Member

    Idk... did you pass?

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