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Whats the deal with Step 3?

Discussion in 'Step III' started by neilc, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. neilc

    neilc 1K Member
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    i am curious as to when i should take this thing. i have a few months off before i begin residency, and i live in a state that allows me to take it before residency. so, should i get it out of the way? how tough is it compared to the first two steps? and, how on earth should i prepare?

    thanks!
     
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  3. inositide

    inositide Senior Member
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    Prepare using the same methods that have worked for you thus far.
    There is a first aid for step 3 book and other resources as well.
    I think usmleworld might offer a qbank for step 3 too.

    One thing about getting it done early is that all of that obgyn stuff is still in your brain. lol.
     
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    Hi there,
    Crush USMLE Step III is all you need. This one is straight-forward. It is just that this exam burns up two days instead of one.

    njbmd :)
     
  5. neilc

    neilc 1K Member
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    hahaha! that ob/gyn stuff better stay in my brain, as that is what i am starting in july.

    so, is it the same material as step 2? i did well on that one, so should i just use the same step 2 type prep, and do step 3 practice questions?

    thanks!
     
  6. inositide

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    it is very similar except that treatment plan usually extends a step further in terms of drug selection. do a few practice questions for free somewhere on the internet and you should get a good idea.
     

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