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08-16-2014
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Calculations on Step 1

I wanted to ask what the most common calculations are asked on the exam?

Also, how can I practice them? I feel memorizing formula is not enough, sometimes you have to practice one or two times to answer the question correctly in the actual exam?

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 Originally Posted by bonoz I wanted to ask what the most common calculations are asked on the exam? Also, how can I practice them? I feel memorizing formula is not enough, sometimes you have to practice one or two times to answer the question correctly in the actual exam?
Usually PPV, NPV, Sensitivity, Specificity, all that stuff from biostats. Sometimes they'll ask questions that just require common sense like entropy, etc. Uworld + NBMEs is the way to go! Other than that, HY biostats and Uworld Biostats notes.
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 Originally Posted by Doc.Subby Usually PPV, NPV, Sensitivity, Specificity, all that stuff from biostats. Sometimes they'll ask questions that just require common sense like entropy, etc. Uworld + NBMEs is the way to go! Other than that, HY biostats and Uworld Biostats notes.
Thanks! Is there a way I can practice these concepts online somewhere besides UW and NBME?

Thanks

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Try doing lange book for biostat. It have like 100 qs in the end u can do. Plus the book is very good to understand concept and will not take much time.

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