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taking both COMLEX and USMLE

Discussion in 'Step II' started by mtDNA, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. mtDNA

    mtDNA Senior Member
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    Hello. I am a senior in undergrad applying to med school right now. I applied both MD and DO, but am probably going to go DO. For DOs who have taken COMLEX and USMLE, how tough is it to do both? I imagine that there must be quite a bit of overlap between the two tests...
     
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  3. DrMom

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    In general...

    for step 1:
    COMLEX has more anatomy questions & has OMM
    USMLE has more biochem & stats

    for steps 2/3: they're very similar, but COMLEX still has OMM

    for all steps: the USMLE is a better-written exam
     

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