They always tell me that Pathology is so important but after looking at your pie chart now I can really understand why we should master and not only rely on Kaplan
I've been trying to find an official documentation of the question percentages and could not find one. That's why I examined those qbanks. However, I believe that USMLE CD and NBME are kind of "official" real samples of the real exam and these percentage should be correct.can we rely on this for the exam? or is it just a guess? isnt there an official distribution available somewhere? that would be nice.
anyhow you guys think kaplan is not enough on pathology?
That page does not tell the percentages of each subjectThis USMLE website page
has all the various weight percentages that you need and no need for the time you wasted calculating these ratios!
Unfortunately, No, I did not measure the systems distributionDo you have any idea about the systems distribution
I mean what percentage cardiovascular, respiratory, ..etc
I did not work out the percentages for the CK exam. I was thinking it's pretty obvious that Internal Medicine makes the biggest chunk followed by pediatrics followed by the other three (obgyn, psych/stats/ethics, and surgery).Hi,Steptaker, what about for Step 2CK ?
I totally agree with you and this is what I explained in this post aboveIn my humble opinion, despite any ambitious & well-intentioned efforts, it is eventually difficult to estimate the "percentage" of each system or subject, even if these efforts are based on statistical correlations & regression analyses. The reason is that, in their majority, the questions of the actual exam concern interdisciplinary concepts. What is more, sometimes it is not easy to tell apart which different concepts or domains a question integrates.
i gave step 1 on last day of december 2011, yes they dont ask anatomy much, but there were many questions from biochem, just cram the diseases in biochem section of first aid . and i dnt remmber if there were any questions from genetics or cell biology (thou it took me much time preparing them).Is it still the same?
Becuase I have been hearing from some students Anat is not alot anymore... or Biochem isnt.. Different things from different people who took it.