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USMLE and COMLEX...generic or brand name drugs?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by k1, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. k1


    for step 1: is it a combo or one or the other? thanks
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  3. FamilyDO2BE

    FamilyDO2BE Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2001
    Lewisburg, WV
    We have been told that the COMLEX uses generics and that the USMLE does as well. If anyone has taken it they can speak from experience... THis is word of mouth from profs.
  4. wvshootr

    wvshootr Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Louisville, KY
    I can attest that only generic drug names are used on the USMLE
  5. pags

    pags Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2000
    Although the COMLEX exams, I feel, are poorly written, and I try to repress such trauma, I believe chemical (generic) names are used.
  6. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN
    Generic names on both. In fact, if I correctly recall, theyuse generics on all of the steps on both exams up to & including your initial Board Cert exams. However, for the specialties that already have adopted periodic re-Boarding policies, both generic and trade names are on the re-Board exams.

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