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For the DO students who took the usmle and the comlex. When is it better to take the USMLe, before or after the comlex?

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I took it 17 days later. Made all the difference in the world, for me.
 

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Does it matter to residency programs when you take the USMLE (step 1)...I'm looking into taking USMLE a few months after COMLEX...would that matter any? Thanks.
 

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Idiopathic said:
I took it 17 days later. Made all the difference in the world, for me.
Is the COMLEX written by the same NBME writers for the USMLE?
 

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no, it is written by the NBOME.
 

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idio, i am curious as o what u did in those days besides biochem, mol bio?
it's hard cause i am so burned out by second year, leaving myself w/v.little vacation sounds like crap.
 

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Idiopathic, how did you find it studying for the USMLE during your rotations? Im thinking of doing it 2-3 weeks after the COMLEX, which puts me into my rotations. Which rotations were you on if you dont mind me asking? Do you recommend scheduling an "easier" one? Thanks.
 

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anyone take it 2 weeks before? i have 6 weeks. i am thinking of studying for the USMLE for 4 weeks, and then concentrating on micro,pharm,OMM for 2 weeks. any thoughts? idio, how long did your school give u?
 

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Based on advice from one of my good friends who is a third-year, I'm going to take COMLEX one week after the USMLE. I was planning on leaving more time, but with the study guide that I am using, I don't think I'll have to worry much about COMLEX.