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MCCQE Part II

Discussion in 'Canada' started by thinktank, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. thinktank

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    How do we prepare for this exam? Do we use resources for Step 2 CS such as First Aid, etc? Any suggestions?

    Thank's.


    On a side note, MCCQE Part I is not too hard of an exam to pass. I thought the level of difficulty is similar to Step 2 CK, though more clinical. You should do questions from usmle world for step 2 CK. I took the USMLEs many moons ago (I am a 3rd year medicine resident in the US). I tried to do some questions from usmle world (I only did a couple hundreds questions because I was working in the icu and such) and I did not have toronto notes.
     
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  3. NGiorgi

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    the Q1 has two parts, is the second part also similar to the CK ?
    (I did the MCCEE and it seemed quite similar to the CK, and I know the first part of the Q1 is also similar, but I am really worried about the second part since i have no idea what it is like. Is the second part also similar to the CK ? or is it more along the lines of the step 3 ?)

    Thanks
    Nick
     
  4. thinktank

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    sorry for the late reply. Has not been checking this forum.

    QE Part I:
    morning session consists of MCQs.
    afternoon session: similar to CCS part of Step 3 (common sense questions; not interactive like Step 3.

    Some ppl said it's a very difficult exam. Let me assure you, that if you have completed your internship, this exam is doable. I did some serious studying for USMLE step 1 and 2. I did not do serious studying for usmle step 3 and MCCQE part 1 (mainly because I was on the wards/ICU/night float which left me with no time to study).

    I did not study Toronto notes at all. If I were you, I would do MCQ from question banks (which I did not have time to do) to prepare for QE part 1.
     
  5. NGiorgi

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    thank you for your responce thinktank.
    To be honest with you, I'm worried about the Q1 mostly because it's the decisive exam (grade wise) (I do not know how much truth there is in this, or if it's just people trying to scare me; don't know if this is the main thing, if your CV is the main thing or if the mix of both actually is) and because, well I won't BS here, it's been a while since I've graduated from med school (I've been doing a masters and I am in mid-PhD, didn't want to do nothing while I was here deciding if to do the exams and finally studying for them.)

    but I do appreciate the answer, thank you very much man !!
     
  6. HDMTX

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    Get the old exams from a Canadian... they're all circulating through the universities... and always will... they're heavily repeated... mock patients / OSCEs most of the day with a sprinkling of MCQs along the way regarding the case or other investigations (images, etc).
     

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