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Releasing Poor COMLEX to Allo Rads programs?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by nycom2015, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. nycom2015

    nycom2015 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2011
    Hey everyone, I know this question has been asked before but I'm kind of in a unique situation.

    I'm a DO applying allo Rads and barely passed COMLEX both times but refocused and took USMLE Step 1 at the end of third year and got a score decent enough for most allo Rads programs (the specialty I'm looking to go into)

    I'm using FRIEDA and checking if programs require a COMLEX score release and releasing based off that and for almost all of them my COMLEX scores don't meet the minimum but my USMLE score makes the cut giving me serious anxiety.

    My question is some of these programs don't make any mention of COMLEX reporting requirements/minimum scores. I've seen other threads saying you MUST report BOTH scores to EVERYONE.

    Should I follow what I'm doing already (checking if programs want it) or just release it all like most people say?
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  3. NeuroLAX

    NeuroLAX Discere faciendo 2+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    Don't they have to know that you're eligible for licensure (i.e. as a DO you've met the COMLEX requirements to obtain a license)?
  4. nycom2015

    nycom2015 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2011
    That's what I've been hearing

    My other question is how I don't fit COMLEX reqs but do fit USMLE reqs. Will they eliminate me as a candidate because of sub-par comlex scores?
  5. Hi.

    Excuse me but it seems like your in med school, congratulations! Could you plz help and tell me what's the minimum hours of healthcare clinical experience might be accepted for a premed? Also what's the lowest kind of accepted applicant you saw? Please help ASAP! Thank you.

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  6. hallowmann

    hallowmann SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    This might be program specific, unless it's built into their ERAS filter (it might be), in other words if COMLEX is present, it'll be another filter. It might be in your best interest to contact a couple programs and see what they say. Obviously if someone with experience in the same situation chimes in, that would be better, sorry I can't be of better advice.

    Please post in the right location, and not copy & paste in every random thread in the med student forum. You will get the most pertinent advice in the premed forum ( or in the "What are my chances" forum (
  7. pathologyDO

    pathologyDO MS-3 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    This is the second time you have posted something like this in the medical student forum. Go to pre-med forums as hallowmann mentioned.
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