The community is divided, so I think a poll would help determine what the majority opinion is:

  • Report my USMLE score

    Votes: 4 9.1%
  • Report my USMLE score + retake step 1

    Votes: 11 25.0%
  • Do not report my USMLE score

    Votes: 29 65.9%

  • Total voters
    44

Deecee2DO

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Is it possible to only report step 1 and 2 even thought i also took comlex 1 and 2? I did way better on USMLE than on COMLEX.
They wont care how you did on COMLEX unless youre applying AOA ortho/some other competitive surgical subspecialty or a Derm AOA/DO program. Literally no one cares about your comlex score-many PDs dont even know what it is or how to score it/what it means. Theyre right in not caring too-its a horribly written BS exam that shouldnt exist. Bottom line you have to report it but it doesnt matter as long as you passed
 
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They wont care how you did on COMLEX unless youre applying AOA ortho/some other competitive surgical subspecialty or a Derm AOA/DO program. Literally no one cares about your comlex score-many PDs dont even know what it is or how to score it/what it means. Theyre right in not caring too-its a horribly written BS exam that shouldnt exist. Bottom line you have to report it but it doesnt matter as long as you passed
AGREED. Some places have it written as COMPLEX. LOL.
 
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LOL COMPLEX was the old name so they just never bothered. But yea usmle is the better exam, and imho it’s the easier test to study for
some people say USMLE is harder than COMPLEX. Idk I think despite having 'harder material' COMLEX has questions that are just way more confusing.
 

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some people say USMLE is harder than COMPLEX. Idk I think despite having 'harder material' COMLEX has questions that are just way more confusing.
I personally believe USMLE is WAY harder even if COMLEX is poorly written. The order of question interpretation is far more comprehensive on USMLE. I felt like I breezed through COMLEX in comparison to Step. i know some people will make fun of me for this but I personally thought comlex was easy
 
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I personally believe USMLE is WAY harder even if COMLEX is poorly written. The order of question interpretation is far more comprehensive on USMLE. I felt like I breezed through COMLEX in comparison to Step. i know some people will make fun of me for this but I personally thought comlex was easy
Include this quote in your personal statement and youre golden
 
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I personally believe USMLE is WAY harder even if COMLEX is poorly written. The order of question interpretation is far more comprehensive on USMLE. I felt like I breezed through COMLEX in comparison to Step. i know some people will make fun of me for this but I personally thought comlex was easy
We agree on that, I said to study for, meaning if you study effectively you could break a 230 on step, comlex questions are easier in material and the level of thinking required but more vague and thus just more annoying lol..
 
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