- Jul 6, 2016
- Medical Student
I sat for the COMLEX on June 22nd and the USMLE on July 13th. In fairness, I don't have my scores back yet from the USMLE so I may be completely wrong in assuming the following. That said, it felt like the COMLEX was harder by far than the USMLE. Before I make an MD's head explode, let me qualify the same by saying it wasn't for level of detail. Both exams seemed to have a significant amount of detail, but it seemed like the COMLEX much larger mental leaps needed for one to come to a conclusion on a specific answer. Whereas, the USMLE seemed to spell out the question perfectly, if you knew it, you knew it, if not... Move on. Does anyone know if the COMLEX recently stepped up their game due to the impending merger?