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Question Changes coming to USMLE question pool

hey guys whats up

i saw on the usmle website they are making change to the question pool and the score is going to be delayed for people taking it after may 17, etc.

does anyone know what they mean by changes to the question pool? i'm kinda freaked out
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Look at the following links -

Official Revised USMLE Content: More Immunology
Extra effort for Immunology on the Step 1?
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thanks for the reply....i had my date booked for before this "change" in the question pool...but now im pretty sure im going to push my test to june....from those links you posted it seems there is a trend towards more immuno...i guess whether i would have taken it b4 or after may 17, i wud still see a lot of immuno...doesnt change much in my study plans....kinda makes me feel better lol
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hey

My friends who write last month also told me that immunology and genetics were both heavily tested ! ...so iam gonna study both in detail why take chances huh
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hey guys, I'm also wondering about these changes. How much could they affect our marks? Will we be compared to the AMGs? Also..i heard this has happened b4 so does anyone know people that went thru this and how it affected their final mark?
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Its not Big deal...all students [amg/img] will be affected equally................Just give more focus to Immunology and genetics !!
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Thanks Noothan, I hope your right!
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we are always compared to AMGs!!! Remember that in order to PASS the USMLE: u need to score higher than the bottom 8-10% of the AMGs!!
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Hey add1

Care to elaborate ??

the pass mark is 188 .....so how does the bottom 10 % matter ??

Yes maybe for matching it important , but for passing how is it related ?
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I remember reading it in FA
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hey ive done immunology n genetics frm kaplan wt do u guys suggest?... if u ve any links o.r site related to dat plss post here... ive my xam in july im going thru my third read nw.. it wud b tough going thru a new book all over so make it easy fr me so guide me on hw i cn do it best in less time
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My friends who write last month also told me that immunology and genetics were both heavily tested ! ...so iam gonna study both in detail why take chances huh
Ur friend is absolutely correct.. i got SWAMPED with immuno, genetics and anatomy. Ugh.
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Damn, what kind of anatomy? I was planning on just memorizing fa anatomy. That probably isnt enough, I guess?
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Ur friend is absolutely correct.. i got SWAMPED with immuno, genetics and anatomy. Ugh.
wat abt anatomy nw????
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Ur friend is absolutely correct.. i got SWAMPED with immuno, genetics and anatomy. Ugh.
i had posted another thread and someone who recently took it said they dint have much immuno or cell bio.....theres so much variation in what people are seeing...be ready for anything
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I hope you're right!
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