ckyuen said:Whew! That is one tough exam even the second time around. Boy am I glad I didn't use the BCS series for optics and used Guyton instead.
Anyone interested in writing up a question database for the OKAPs? We can offer it for free for future residents. Clearly, we can't copy the questions, but I think collectively, we could write a pretty good database of questions.ckyuen said:Well that's another one I got wrong. Thanks for the reference. Who would've thought. I bet about one in four got that one right. I highly recommend using guyton next year. There are very few questions that appear on the exam that you would not get by going through guyton. maybe one or two. the example problems are great. first half of it is more applicable to the written okaps, second half to orals, but the second half also discusses some important principles to know also.
My girlfriend, 2nd yr peds resident, diagnosed this in one of her kids about a month ago (with the help of a 3rd yr resident). Who would've thought that diagnosis would pop up again?Andrew_Doan said:Now we'll know how to answer the latex-fruit allergy question!
Good point. I forgot about the "pre-test" questions. Because we don't know how many are in the test, then it's difficult to calculate. Do you have any idea how the raw scores correlates?GlaucomaMD said:Andrew,
I believe you'll find that the % of correct response needed to achieve the mean score is far below what you have calculated.
You also have to remember that there are some "pre-test" questions in the exam - questions that are asked to see if they are good questions to use in the future exams - I believe that is why some questions are asked several times in the same exam in a very slightly different way. The examiners are trying to look for questions that are good "discriminators."
Just my 2 cents...
There are several repeats, but I think a question can have 2 concepts that are being tested. For instance, a path slide with pseudoexfoliation can be listed as lens disorders under pathology and pseudoexfoliation under lens/cataracts.Eyesore said:How many of them actually are repeated. For me, there are no repeats.
I always think the OKAPs are difficult. However, I didn't study this year. Now I know what I need to study for the real boards next year.JL_Nightwing said:just wondering how this year's OKAP Qs compared with last year's