1. SDN Mobile is now free on iTunes and on the Google Play Store. Enjoy!
    Dismiss Notice

what is the timeline for taking the various levels of the COMLEX?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by ComicBookHero20, May 11, 2007.

  1. ComicBookHero20

    ComicBookHero20 Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Like Level 1 is in that period after MS2 and before rotations

    Is it possible to take Level 2 at the end of MS3

    and then Level 3 at the end of MS4?
     
  2. cremaster2007

    cremaster2007 Birthday cake remix
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,971
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I know most people take COMLEX II during 4th year, and COMLEX III during internship.

    I have heard of some who took COMLEX III, after being approved the summer before internship.


    I would recommend taking level II after or toward the end of third year. Rotations can add a huge amount to your knowledge base, and personally I did reasonably well on level I and much better on level II after a year of rotations.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. OP
    OP
    ComicBookHero20

    ComicBookHero20 Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    so you're saying take level 1 after MS2, and level 2 at the end of MS3 (or in early part of MS4)?

    If this is the case, when would you suggest to take Level 3?
     
  4. cremaster2007

    cremaster2007 Birthday cake remix
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,971
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    We took Level I at the end of MS2.

    I took Level II August of my 4th year.

    I'm taking Level III whenever I can fit it in, and have time to study for it, during my internship.

    I will take level III at least after I'd a month of IM and possibly ICU since those months will encompass a lot of what will be on boards.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Membership Revoked
    Removed 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2000
    Messages:
    5,910
    Likes Received:
    36
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Realize that more and more residency programs are looking for Step 2 grades when considering applicants. I have heard of a few programs actually requiring Step 2 board scores as well.
     
  6. DOSouthpaw

    DOSouthpaw Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2002
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    This is how I took mine:
    Step I: End of Second Year
    Step II: End of Third/Beginning of Fourth
    Step III: As soon as I could take it and get it over with. You have to have your DME sign a paper that says you are in a residency/internship in order to register for the exam.
     

Share This Page