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Old 06-29-2010
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Unhappy Synonyms Game and the Step 2 CK exam

I noticed that Kaplan Qbank questions often play the game of synonyms to confuse us. In fact, I missed several questions because of that.

For example they are putting Somatomedin C instead of just saying IGF-1 or saying Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption instead of just saying eczema herpeticum.

For those of who have taken the test. Is that really what they'll play with in the real exam just playing with terminology to confuse us.
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Old 06-30-2010
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Oh yeah, they sure play that game in the exam.

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