focking "except" questions

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  1. BOOYAH

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    i hate them.

    i'm studying for this GI path exam and the practice test is almost all "which one of these x is y EXCEPT" questions. it makes me want to stick my finger in my ampulla of vater and give myself obstructive jaundice.

    goddamn.
     
  2. Stinger86

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    I had a professor this year who wrote both "except" questions and those multiple choice types where you have a, b, and c as separate answers, yet d and e are combinations of a, b, and c. ******ed thing is that he told us consistently that both these question formats are highly used on the usmle step 1. Way to stay current.

    It's a good thing I have textbooks, review texts and the desire to read or else I would be receiving no education at all. :(
     
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    Yeah I hate these Q's w. a passion. One of my profs. insists on "trying out" new question types on us. Most hated of all has to be the K-type (I think thats what he calls em) where the stem is: "The pt. had X BECAUSE of Y" and the choices are

    A. X is true and Y is true and the relationship is correct
    B. X is true and Y is trues but they are not related
    C. X is true and Y is false but the relationship is correct
    D. X is false and Y is true but they the relationship is correct
    E. X is false and Y is false and they are not related

    Drives you nuts trying to figure out if the statements are true and if one caused the other.
     
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    The last example are the worst types on the USMLE, in my opinion. K-types are where:

    a) 1, 2 and 3 only
    b) 2 only
    c) 2 and 4 only
    d) 1 and 3 only
    e) 1, 2, 3 and 4
     
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    tha'ts actually an E-type of question.

    http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~smx/PGCHE/AKE-type.html

    we have k-types on tests and i absolutely hate it. :mad:
     
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    I thought K-types were eliminated from USMLE years ago. :confused:
     
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    Yep, that's right the E-type...I HATE those. This prof also used to like stating: "what is the most PROXIMATe cause of ...." and then proceeed to list things that all lead to a disease or symptom.
     
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    There are no 'except', 'which of these is not', or K-type or E-type questions on the USMLE Step I.
     
  9. indo

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    You guys didn't have these types of questions during undergrad?
     
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    Thank god. But for some reason they do show up in review books.
     
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    No. What kind of vicious Undergrad. professors did you have? :scared:
     
  12. Dr.Bevo

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    How about this one from one of my biochem tests last semester:

    Which one of the following is least likely to not be true? :confused:

    try answering that on 3 hours of sleep.....
     

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