Two days premature, but I thought I would get it started anyway as I just took the exam this morning!!!!! Overall impressions: - Path, path, path - been said before and I'll say it again "know it Goljan style" - Don't forget the biostats. I prob had 10-13 questions here. - UW is gold... both for content and material presentation. Get comfortable with the interface and it will help you test day as it is very similar. - FA was very helpful, but I used it for review rather than primary study source. Today: - In at 8:30, out at 2:30.Finished each block with 10-15 minutes left. - Three breaks, one quick trip to the BR, one 10 minute Red bull/ powerbar refresher, and one 20 minute monster/ MetRx "lunch" and walk. - I didn't find a large difference in content difficulty between the different module. The second-to-last was my most difficult and I was have ing a little difficulty concentrating, but I think my brain was pre-toast. I'm feeling pretty relieved at the moment as it was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be. In NO WAY was it easy, but certainly doable. I had planned on taking this in July after the COMLEX, but I convinced myself I was not ready for it. Retrospectively, I feel I still would have done well after my COMLEX prep, but the last 6 months has filled in a lot of gaps. Pre-COMLEX: - Goljan mp3's 1st and 2nd years commuting to-from school. I did a ton of commuting. Highly valuable. - Kaplan Biochem DVD(felt it was my weakest) and Micro DVD(lots of content). - MedEssentials and FA for system-based content review. Big Robbins for reference only. - CMMRS, know the virus charts, staph and strep algorithms, systemic mycoses, immunocompromised opportunistics. - Costanza text for physio. Tried to review BRS physio (also Costanza), but I am strong in physio and I felt I was wasting my time. - Lippincott pharm. Cover-to-cover, but overkill. Easy read though if you know your pharm. - Kaplan and FA for biostats. - Flash cards from eBay, both electronic and paper. Great way to review - at least for me - but be aware there are occasional errors. Prob went through 5-7000, really. - BRS flash cards - Micro, Pharm, Biochem. - (Savarese for any DO's - know the green book and you are golden.) COMLEX - 06/08. Post- COMLEX UWorld - Thank god I did this. Wish I had done this before the COMLEX. Did tutor mode, took notes, looked each unknown up. I ended up with about 40 pages of topics with key notes written next to each topic. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. HY Histo, Cell Bio, Immuno. By this time it was mostly review, but they all helped tie things together and are quick reads. One week before test: Goljan cover-to-cover. Goes quick when it is review. HY Neuroanat - overkill for my exam. Still good topics if you have the time. FA cover-to-cover. Reviewed UW notes/ answers. UW - 100% completed, overall 68%. Last 450 questions mid 70's. Tutor, random, unused. That's it. I have been meaning to post this for a while after my COMLEX grade posting, but never got around to doing it... been too damn busy reading. I'll update when result is in. BTW - anyone know if it takes longer to receive your grade this time of year since fewer people are taking the exam?