I hear 1-2 weeks thrown around alot. I just registered to take COMLEX-I on May 30th and I'm probably gonna take the USMLE on June 8/9th. That should be enough time to flush out the OMM and review biochem/molecular bio, epi/biostats, and behavioral sciences for the USMLE.daact said:How far apart should I take these exams?
vcom2007 said:I preferred taking USMLE first, then COMLEX. I studied hard for 4wks, took USMLE, during next 5wks brushed up on OMM and reviewed the FA.
Have you taken the COMLEX and USMLE already?OSUdoc08 said:2-3 days.
This is from a current DO intern at an ACGME EM residency that graduated from my school last year.tkim6599 said:Have you taken the COMLEX and USMLE already?
OP: I took 10 days in between COMLEX and USMLE, I took COMLEX first, then flushed out all the OMM stuff and read up on biostats, pathophys, mol bio. No matter what anyone says, they are two different tests and will focus on different things in medicine. So take the time to shift gears mentally to accomodate the different focuses.
Well, if you really want to get right down to it, I asked because:OSUdoc08 said:That doesn't really change the validity of her opinion, now does it?
you mean you haven't read any other of OSU's post. He loves to interject his comments into every page.tkim6599 said:Well, if you really want to get right down to it, I asked because:
1) I was genuinely curious as to whether you'd taken the boards yet, being a MSII and it being only December of your second year.
2) If it wasn't based on *your* own experience, perhaps it would be prudent to make that abundantly clear in your original post, so you wouldn't look like a total smartass.