1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice


Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by gmendese, May 26, 2002.

  1. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star
    7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    Likes Received:
    OK, now I know that the USMLE is extremely difficult, but how similar to the MCAT is it (if at all)? Are there verbal reasoning passages and hidden phyics/chemistry/bio/orgo questions like in the MCAT, or is it very factual?

    I'm assuming that the USMLE is more of a "study" test rather than a "skill" or "test-taking" test like the MCAT.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Whisker Barrel Cortex

    10+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2001
    Likes Received:
    You are correct that the USMLE is much more factually based than the MCAT. It tests knowledge a lot more. There is no verbal reasoning section, its all medicine.

    There are some similarities, however. In recent years, the USMLE has become mostly "clinical vignette" type questions, which means a paragraph worth of information and maybe a graph or chart is given in the question stem and you are asked a question based on these. So there is a certain amount of ability to read critically needed, just as in the MCAT.

Share This Page