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COMLEX Just took the COMLEX Level III

Discussion in 'USMLE and COMLEX' started by docconn, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. docconn

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    Hello,

    I just got my butt whooped by the COMLEX Level 3 yesterday. I got tell you that this was one the hardest test I have ever taken in my life, if not the hardest. I am still shell-shocked with how complex and difficult the questions were, especially the osteopathic questions.

    I have the distinct feeling that I failed and am extremely worried. Does anyone know out the 400 questions how many questions one can fail and still pass this stupid exam (sorry but I am really upset!).

    Did anyone else had a similar experience?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Trogghunter

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    I feel your pain. I also took that test... it was awful. I feel defeated and completely violated from a test taking point of view. I basically studied exactly how I did for 1 and 2, and I've never felt worse about an exam. I am in pgy2 for internal med and thought that I'd be prepared, bc you know.... 75% of FA is medicine... but no, that test was all OBGYN peds and GU, and it wasn't even the obgyn peds gu that is in the question banks or in FA. I actually read the FA for obgyn before step 2, and the questions on this step 3 were not covered in that. Some of those basic pcp/family questions were so out of left field! I took the entire time and I almost ran out of time on 2 questions. My only comfort is that the passing score is 350 and I felt awful after steps 1 and 2 but did well, but I didn't feel this awful... this is a new level of awful... like sold myself on the street and my mom saw me doing it, awful.
     
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    Oh, and I read savarese and FA for comlex... a lot of the OMM wasn't in there... like 2/3 bc I went back to see what I could remember. Also, the answers to a lot of the guideline related questions are ambiguous even on the CDC and USPTF websites. Totally unfair test... idk how to prepare for it other than to be med/peds with a subspecialization in female-gu.
     
  5. pathologyDO

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    This is how COMLEX step 1 was this year, absolutely ridonkulous OPP questions and basically 50% OBGYN and micro. Seems like they're trying new things out... But I will say I felt like I had no idea how to answer the OPP and failed that part... Just got my score back Monday and I did pretty good on the OPP - they must have thrown a ton of those questions out
     

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