Smiths11

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Hi guys,

I am taking my IM shelf next week Wednesday and Comlex 1 on Friday. I know it's ****ty, but the dates offered for Comlex are so few and far between. My question is that do I have to study for the IM shelf at all? I heard that there is a lot of overlap. I am okay with just passing, as I don't think I have another choice.

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What? IM shelf similar to step 1? Nope. IM shelf is the most bad ass shelf and most school have you take it in the end. Besides IM shelf/STep2 focuses more on management and treatment of the patient while step1 is more of a mechanism and theory behind concepts

They are totally different.
 
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Oh, damnit. Some people are telling me the opposite. Strange. Maybe it's different for DO and MD? I'm DO.

Anyone else have any thoughts?
 

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im shelf is like step 2
it's not like step 1 at all
can't tell you about comlex, i don't know a thing about rib raising or any of that voodoo
 
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I am trained in that witchcraft.

Even if you are taking COMATS and not NBME Shelf, still its more like step 2 and nit step 1