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Is there a reason 4 the step 1 marathonic exam?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by currentofinjury, May 6, 2012.

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  1. currentofinjury

    currentofinjury 2+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2012
    Just curious, what's the objection in allowing people to take the step 1 in 2 days, and the rationale of the current excruciating one day test? Shouldn't it be like step 3?
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  3. dr seuss

    dr seuss 7+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    IMO it would be worse to have to take it over 2 days.
  4. Morsetlis

    Morsetlis I wish I were a dentist 7+ Year Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    The "Garden" State
    Doctors must be strong? :p
  5. johndoe3344

    johndoe3344 7+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Do you really want to take it over two days? What if you failed the first part? I'd want to just hide under my blankets and never come out again...
  6. Chirurg

    Chirurg 2+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2011

    when you are on duty, you can't take hour long breaks either, it's part of the drill, you need to be able to make good decisions in an 8 hour shift.
  7. shan564

    shan564 Below the fray 10+ Year Member

    Not to mention that, until about 2007 or 2008, most of us sat through an 8-hour MCAT too.
  8. mdeast

    mdeast 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    ^ this. Could you imagine doing poorly on the first day. Coming home at night, demoralized. Studying like mad, and then have to come back the next day to take it again?

    Shutters at the thought.
  9. currentofinjury

    currentofinjury 2+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2012
    :scared:Sorry struggling with the editing:scared:
  10. currentofinjury

    currentofinjury 2+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2012
    Then you probably suck at tennis :p

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