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    dprk95 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    How to Pass the Comp?

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    Hi! I would appreciate any advice regarding how to pass the comp? What books to use, are there any practice questions? And, how many questions are on the exam? Thanks =)

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    Re: NBME Comp exam

    The NBME Comp exam is a 200-question examination testing your knowledge in the basic sciences of your medical education and it's 4hrs in duration. You can find out more on this exam by downloading this file from NBME website nbme.org/PDF/NBME2008SubjExams.pdf (I am not allowed to post links). Make sure to know your First Aid USMLE Step 1 book inside out. Also practice and review qbank questions-- Uworld or Kaplan (from personal experience I'd go with Kaplan Qbank in prep for the NBME COMP; as Uworld Qs are tougher and should be reserved for your actual Step 1 prep). Do these questions ~46 or more Qs daily in mixed mode because that's how the COMP exam is structured. I wish you all the best in all your endeavors.
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    For the COMP, forget your midterms from your classes. About half the questions on those tests are on tests to see if students came to class that day. As you may know, AUC and Winsdor model their tests after USMLE, AUA doesn't do that.

    Professors have suggested that you go through the USMLE first aid kit.

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