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    Can anyone who took the comp exam recently at ross recently provide some insight to what resources they used and how long they spend time going over each resources, or exam prep course attended. Currently I'm doing first aid, Uworld and pathoma. Any other suggestions on how to go about studying for this test that have helped in the past. For the next attempt the passing score is going to be increased to 68, and the test is progressively getting harder with longer vignettes. Any insights is much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realtalk View Post
    Can anyone who took the comp exam recently at ross recently provide some insight to what resources they used and how long they spend time going over each resources, or exam prep course attended. Currently I'm doing first aid, Uworld and pathoma. Any other suggestions on how to go about studying for this test that have helped in the past. For the next attempt the passing score is going to be increased to 68, and the test is progressively getting harder with longer vignettes. Any insights is much appreciated.
    You are on the right track. Do as many NBME practice questions as you can (there are many offline versions floating around), but atleast attempt a live one (buy it) and take it under timed testing conditions, preferably a few days before your exam to boost your stamina and practice time management. They are the closest thing to the actual exams (both COMP & STEP). Study FA/Pathoma (better as organ systems), and then do a few practice questions on daily basis. I would save UW for the STEP, unless you plan to take the STEP right after the COMP. Finally, you can also use the Becker's questions (as well as Dr. R. Pharm lectures from Becker), they helped me a lot when I was on the island.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gashopeful View Post
    You are on the right track. Do as many NBME practice questions as you can (there are many offline versions floating around), but atleast attempt a live one (buy it) and take it under timed testing conditions, preferably a few days before your exam to boost your stamina and practice time management. They are the closest thing to the actual exams (both COMP & STEP). Study FA/Pathoma (better as organ systems), and then do a few practice questions on daily basis. I would save UW for the STEP, unless you plan to take the STEP right after the COMP.

    Good luck!
    Thanks. How many rounds of first aid to we do..its time consuming so I can probably go over it only twice.

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    I've passed COMP currently studying for STEP.

    DONT use Uworld q's for COMP, save those for STEP. Use Becker qbank.
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    At least once, unless you have time for more. The main thing though should be doing questions as it would help you figure out your weak areas. Forgot to add, I also found DIT videos to be very helpful for those hard to understand concepts.
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    COOL!, i heard Rx was good for reinforcing FA material. Has anyone taken the Kaplan Diagnostic test for step 1, the free one on their website. if you did what do you think of it?

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