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Usmle step 3

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Justin4563, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. Justin4563

    Justin4563 Banned Banned

    May 19, 2001
    New Jersey
    any of you guys take step 3 yet and know how it is???? is it a walk in the park or are they trying to fail people
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  3. ghostcow

    ghostcow Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Ah crap, I had forgotten about step3. Sigh, at least I will have plenty of time to study next year. I mean how hard can this intern thing be.
  4. theD.O.C.

    theD.O.C. Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 2001
    Step 3 is more clinically based. It tests you not only on your fund of knowledge but your decision making ability (ie what's the best possible tx in this scenario when there are multiple right answers). It focuses on primary care mgmt (IM, Peds, OB/Gyn, surg).

    That being said, I felt that Step 3 was the least intense of all the steps esp. after completing an internship in IM which is strongly featured on the exam. I took the exam after I finished intern year and studied off and on for around 2 months using Swanson's Family Practice Review (tm). It's a Q&A book with clinical scenarios.

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