I recommend just doing combank and conquest questions if you have access to them. I think doing all those questions were sufficient for the OMM questions I encountered on my exam. As far as review books go, I don't think you can get better than Savarese. The OMM questions were similar to the ones from COMSAE imo. Hope that helps somewhat.Anybody have any recommendations for OMT other than Savarese? OMGOMT is not accepting new users
Is the MTB ethics and the Comlex Ethics quizlet good enough? Was there any biostats on there? What are Trevells trigger points? What do you recommend for the MSK stuff, was Uworld and Savarese good enough for it?I took COMLEX level 2 CE on Monday the 25th and all I can say is I want my 8 hours of life back. I can say that there was a TON of OMT and some of the stranger things of OMT too like Trevells trigger points and FPR. A huge amount of Viscerosomatics, simple cranial and MSK. I mean so much MSK it was pretty close to half or at least it felt like it. Good amount of Cardio, OB, "Ethics" and simple Peds. GI was rare and ID was almost all buzzword Sketchy Micro. They had 3 types of questions simple gimmies, Tricky/ gotchas and just what do you just ask me/no information questions. Online MedEd helped a ton with the tricky and some of the no info questions. Many times I would find myself looking at 2 correct answers, thinking WTF would then reread the passage and realize they were not asking at all what I was thinking and the answer would be obvious. This did cost me time on a few passages but I would always catch up by the end.
Really if you want to be ready for this test Online MedEd, Uworld, Savarese and COMBANK OMT questions is all you need.
I don't know much about MTB or the COMLEX quizlets as I didn't use them. Honestly the "ethics" questions where not difficult and could be answered by doing the thing that would be in the patients best interest. There were a few of the latin worded one that you should know but they could have been figured out by elimination if you didn't remember a few of them. There were a few of those hospital policy type questions and I honestly answered them based on what the policy was on my last hospital rotation and then there were few where nothing was going to help and it was best guess. There was ONE biostat question and for whatever reason I couldnt do basic math so I just guessed and moved on. There was a few on bias in studies that wasn't a big deal know lead time vs length time bias and know the different study types too.Is the MTB ethics and the Comlex Ethics quizlet good enough? Was there any biostats on there? What are Trevells trigger points? What do you recommend for the MSK stuff, was Uworld and Savarese good enough for it?
If you can prep for step 2 CK you can take this test and be just fine. Sure maybe you may have a little difficulty if you can't pick up on the NBOME style of questioning but you shouldn't fail. That should be more than enough. Those that feel they need huge COMLEX scores should really relax. You will survive.
Some but again not tricky if you actually read the and understand the entire passage. Seriously its hard to do that sometimes but if you can do it and follow your first instinct its most likely correct. They will also have somethings that the test is on an obsessive rampage and some how will ask you the same exact question in different ways. With my test it was homeless alcoholics, ladies with "hot flush" ( seriously LOLed, I either think of an old lady that final flopped the big hot flush and is gonna get a new pair of shoes or boiling toilets) and people falling off of ladders or steps.Thanks you so much, I was freaking out there for a while, this helps a lot. Were there a lot of screening guidelines and next best test or best initial test like usual?
Yeah unfortunately even though I have no problems with CK I've already failed this one, I just can't get past the NBOME style of questioning, I honestly have no idea what they are asking for and what the right answer is and it's not like there are too many practice materials available to get used to it either, the Comsaes aren't close to the real test.
Smh.. NBOME... what a ****ing joke.They put the percentiles for our level 1 up. Basically subtract 40-50 points for the same percentile a year prior. The percentiles are the same as level 2 so instead of increasing hopefully we can match our scores or at the very least not drop more than 50 points. Should be interesting to see how everyone ends up doing
in reality do you think pds will really look up what the avg was that year ? theyll be like oh wow a 550 thats above ,little do they know.
true but i dont think DO pds really care as much . theyll think that they are getting a good batch of applicants. Board scores from what ive noticed have been a factor in the last couple years but Auditions + interview are still kingWell you have to assume that proportion of applicants will not change, It'll be like "weird why does everyone have a 550 now".
Just took the exam. I gotta say the OMM was heavy. Super vague question. Lots of MSK/NEURO. Not enough info in stems. had to assume a lot of things. Um vague micro, Ethics was eh , crappy biostats. I thought the exam was really badly written.
no suck thing but Uworld is the closest you will getDoes anyone have recommendations on resources for this thing, particularly which comprehensive book is best?
its a toss up of both id sayWas the neuro similar to combank/Uworld or would it be worth looking back over level 1 neuroanatomy?
Was the neuro similar to combank/Uworld or would it be worth looking back over level 1 neuroanatomy?
Need some advice. Level 2 Exam is later this month but I have PE in the middle of all this that I have to study for soon. I have about 30% of UW still left to complete. Should rush UW and maybe only read the incorrect answers and also bang out combank? or should I still spend more time on UW? I wanted to ideally finish both UW and combank. Anyone in the past ever been in this situation and can help - would be greatly appreciated.
Great to hear.....how the hell are we supposed to prepare for thisSo I took this "exam" today and all i can say is it's more like playing jeopardy than a board exam. Probably 75% of it was ob/weird obscure omm that the green book didn't really help for/stats, and the other 25% was trivia that no amount of studying would help for.
Great to hear.....how the hell are we supposed to prepare for this
Do UWorld all year long, take note or make flashcards on stuff you don't know, and finish it by the end of rotations. Reset, and do it again but 2 blocks per day. If you follow this I would say you won't need more than 2 months to be ready. Good luck!How much dedicated time is needed? I'm not sure when the best time to take it is considering I have the 4 most time intensive rotations April to August (I'm 2020).
Those are fine as a starting point but you need to know more treatment positions than what they give, know cranial and sacral like the back of your hand.know msk anatomy and nerves from savarese.Did anyone use the OMG OMT pdfs for this test and find it better than Savarese? Or should I just stick with Savarese and take the beating because there's nothing to help prepare for this exam.
Its good for a quick review before and during the break if you don't want to flip through a break and all the stuff on there you should know but really just know the viscerosomatic, chapmans, and counterstain from any book along with treatment positions and indirect vs direct and how you do stills vs FPR etc cuz they ask a lot of treatment questions now. Also know all the special tests and watch videos because they will ask video questions on those and they are easy points. They've actually made the OMM a little bit more professional and ask more MSK stuff and which ortho tests are most specific and sensitive etc. The OMG OMT clinical videos were a nice quick review I guess for some treatment stuff.Thanks, I probably wont bother with OMG OMT then since I already have the green book.
I would focus on knowing what you know at this point.Test is on Thursday the 26th. I feel like I forgot everything I've studied through UWorld (only completed 80% - but I took very good notes on that 80%). What should I do in the last few days to maximize my score?
Should I just bang out the remaining questions for exposure? Or focus more on reviewing my notes especially peds, obgyn, ethics, omm, micro, and possibly stats? I am currently on rotations so I have about 5 to 6 hours a night to review/study excluding this weekend.