Rendar5

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you're also given real patients who are on the verge of dying. You only pass if they're alive at the end of the day.
 

psipsina

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Most medschools make their exams resemble the step 1 which is multiple choice. They are choose the best answer which means more than one can be right which can be frustrating. Also alot of A&B or B&C or D or none of the above or all of the above which gets complicated. Practical exams can be fill in the blank in histology (look at a slide and tell them what you see) and anatomy (look on the cadaver and tell them what's tagged). I did have a makeup anatomy exam after getting very sick and the practical was oral and the written exam was essays!!
 

Disinence2

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Every school has it set up differently 1st and 2nd year. But I think a vast majority of schools use the NBME shelf exams for 3rd and 4th year.