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Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by danny, Aug 2, 2000.

  1. danny

    danny Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 1998
    Selden, New York USA
    This is a topic I would like to throw out to the students who recently took the COMLEX and/or USMLE step 1. I was just curious about your feelings about the exams. I've heard rumors abound like "It(COMLEX) was too clinically based...COMLEX had too many questions where more than one answer REALLY looked right...etc." People have said that the USMLE was a totally different test for diferent students depending upon when/where you took it. Basically I'd just like to hear some opinions.
    Thanks in advance, Danny
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  3. dcdo

    dcdo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 1999
    The usmle does have different versions- mine was more GI and Renal, while some of my classmates had more neuro.

    I think the questions for COMLEX and USMLE were similar except that COMLEX was poorly written. For a lot of COMLEX qustions I was thinking "What the **** kind of stupid question is this? What are they really asking?" The USMLE questions were readily understandable, and you either knew it or you didn't. As I mentioned somewhere else before, I thought the Kaplan practice questions were closest to the real thing.

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