Well done on the Step II increase! Good luck on those auditions.Genuine question for everyone on here. What gives with this comlex level II and am I royally screwed now?
DO fourth year and ortho hopeful currently out on auditions.
Comlex level I: 634
Step I: 230
Step II: 259 (Was very happy about this)
Comlex level II out today: 597.
I have been very disappointed today and kinda had the wind taken out of my sails.
Took it today. 4-5 biostat questions. Tons of OB. Tons of Peds. The OMM was all set up viscerosomatics and chapman points were useless. Lots of MSK. Lots of ethics. Uworld x2 didn't prepare me for that. My timing was garbage because the stems were enormous.
Expecting a 100 point drop from level at the very least.
Long-time lurker here.
USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 - 250+
COMLEX Level 1 & Level 2 - 750+
I thought Step 2 / Level 2 was more difficult than Step 1 / Level 1. Mainly because there was more riding on the step 2 exams since I scored well on the first ones and I had an idea of what I wanted to go for. Also, there's no solid book to use to study for both exams. First Aid for step 1 I knew would prepare me well for both step 1 exams. No such book for step 2.
For Step 2 - UWorld x2, OME that's it. All the books were not helpful.
For Level 2 - UWorld x2, OME, Savarese, COMBANK & COMQUEST. COMBANK I felt was a waste of time. They focused on loads of esoteric things that made you feel stupid and study hard to memorize it, and then none of it tested on the exam. COMQUEST actually had a lot of random stuff which was useful for the test. I also thought the test questions were similar to COMQUEST both in content and question style. Ultimately, UWorld and OME did the best for preparing me for Level 2. COMQUEST filled in the "DO" parts of the exam, Savarese was perfect for the OMM part. My school gave an awesome outline of all the Counterstrain points, so that wasn't an issue for me either.
I thought Level 2 pulled a few questions that were very much Step 1 material - meaning, not really clinically relevant and you wouldn't expect to be on this exam - I wish I would have gone through Sketchy Micro again when I was taking the test. I don't know where this "heavy OB, weird bioterrorism questions, heavy cardio" stuff was coming from. At least, in my exam, I had no weird bioterrorism stuff. I did have EKG's, but nothing you shouldn't be able to read by the end of 3rd year, and the OB was reasonable. Definitely a few questions that I was clueless on, and a very simple stats question that for the life of me I couldn't answer correctly.
Dude, same here! Sooo nervous about next week like ughh. Hopefully the comlex gods are on our side. It's gonna be august 22nd - don't know why nbome even bothers giving a 2 day window when it always releases on the last day anyway.Oh my gosh. Next week is upon us. Can’t stop replaying all those guesses in my head.
That person got in the 800s. Sketchy didn’t get them there. It was probably a good fundamental understanding from working hard for comats as a third year. I had a handful of micro questions that I remembered from step 1 and I did no review of micro. Pharm questions aren’t MOA, they’re contraindications type questions. Uworld hits them. I got a 690 with nothing but Uworld.
Did you do comquest at all? If so, would you mind sharing your % on that? Congrats on the stellar score/ improvement on step/ level 2!!
Always assume last possible minute.Anyone know what the tendency is for the actual day of release for the COMLEX 2? I've seen a couple things saying Wednesday and others saying it came late. Allegedly it is supposed to come out either tomorrow or Weds for the next cycle.
Took level 2 July 16, didn't get a score back as scheduled. I emailed NBOME and they told me my exam had been randomly selected for Quality Assurance testing. Anybody else been pulled for QA? Any guesses how long my score wiill take?
Why do you have to scare me like thisTook level 2 July 16, didn't get a score back as scheduled. I emailed NBOME and they told me my exam had been randomly selected for Quality Assurance testing. Anybody else been pulled for QA? Any guesses how long my score wiill take?
What?? They can do this? I'm counting on having my score by Sept 15...Took level 2 July 16, didn't get a score back as scheduled. I emailed NBOME and they told me my exam had been randomly selected for Quality Assurance testing. Anybody else been pulled for QA? Any guesses how long my score wiill take?