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#1 alexmd2016

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 11:24 PM

Hey guys,

 

I'm doing my MCCQE part I on may 11th. I just got 60% on the practice exam... How can I improve my score in this short amount of time. I really don't want to fail lol

 

And how is it graded? Is it curved or you need to get 50% of the questions right to pass? 

 

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#2 Hooles

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 11:32 PM

You can check out this page that the LMCC provides. 

 

http://mcc.ca/examin...part-i/scoring/

 

The gist of it is that it is virtually impossible to calculate how many you need to get right, but it is not graded on a curve.  

 

"Prior to 2015, the pass score for the MCCQE Part I was 390 on the old 50 to 950 scale. The new pass score (427) translates to 440 on this old scale."

 

This means that you have to get a score of 427 combined with the MCQ and the CDM questions.  But the test is evolving, meaning that it will give you harder questions if you do well, and easier ones if you don't.  The harder questions are worth more points than the easier ones.  So you may need to answer fewer, harder questions in order to meet the cut-off score.  If you're really curious, read the whole page, as it goes into a lot of detail I don't want to reiterate.  

 

Honestly, the long story short is, don't worry too much about hitting the bar, and just do your best!  As for how to improve your score in a short time, I can't help you.  If I knew, I would be doing it myself.  



#3 alexmd2016

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 03:54 AM

Thanks Hooles! I think there's really no point to worry about it and I just have to study as much as I can for the last few days :)

 

I just suddenly got scared since last year 5% of people failed, and 427/950 (a little less than 50%) isn't a lot considering that they are not curving...



#4 shikimate

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:22 PM

Really focus on ob/gyn, peds, biostat and leave med and surg only if you have free time.

 

Have you thought of getting a short subscription to UWorld to take advantage of their question bank? (you can selectively only do the above sections)


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:44 PM

You can check out this page that the LMCC provides. 

 

http://mcc.ca/examin...part-i/scoring/

 

The gist of it is that it is virtually impossible to calculate how many you need to get right, but it is not graded on a curve.  

 

"Prior to 2015, the pass score for the MCCQE Part I was 390 on the old 50 to 950 scale. The new pass score (427) translates to 440 on this old scale."

 

This means that you have to get a score of 427 combined with the MCQ and the CDM questions.  But the test is evolving, meaning that it will give you harder questions if you do well, and easier ones if you don't.  The harder questions are worth more points than the easier ones.  So you may need to answer fewer, harder questions in order to meet the cut-off score.  If you're really curious, read the whole page, as it goes into a lot of detail I don't want to reiterate.  

 

Honestly, the long story short is, don't worry too much about hitting the bar, and just do your best!  As for how to improve your score in a short time, I can't help you.  If I knew, I would be doing it myself.  

Wow is this true?!?! You only need 427/950 to pass? That's like 45%...



#6 hking03

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:09 PM

Wow is this true?!?! You only need 427/950 to pass? That's like 45%...


Lol. 45 is the new 60.

#7 Patrick1234

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:23 AM

hi guys, for the part 1, when they say internal medicine (does it include geriatrics section, derm section etc...), i'm not sure which part of toronto notes I should study and which I can take out ie. ER, family med.

 

any advice would be great!



#8 W0lfgang

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:32 PM

Every section is weighed the same.  My advice is to study the shorter sections first, longer sections last (if at all).  Internal medicine and surgery are huuuuge sections.  They can consume your entire block of studying.  Hammer out PHELO, psych, peds, and OB first.  Some people didn't study at all.  My hats off to them.

 

To answer your question, IM includes all of its subspecialties.  Geriatrics is one of them.  From my experience, derm can show up under IM, surgery, or peds.  Know how to recognize the big ones: melanoma, HSP, lyme dz, etc.  They would likely combine a picture of a rash with some clinical info, like purpuric rash in the buttocks legs + oliguria.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:05 AM

I studied the PHELO/Paeds/OB/GYN sections in T Notes (ignored psych because it's my specialty), and also got CanadaQBank (when I did the practice tests, I let it use all specialties, so that was my review of surgery and GIM built into that).  I did very well in the end so it seemed to work.

 

Basically every section other than PHELO/paeds/obgyn/psych falls under either the "medicine" or the "surgery" umbrellas.


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#10 Patrick1234

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:18 AM

Thanks guys! and in terms of exam logsitics, do they provide calculators and reference values on the lmcc? or we are expected to know them?



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:24 AM

Thanks guys! and in terms of exam logsitics, do they provide calculators and reference values on the lmcc? or we are expected to know them?

 

The exam has a built-in calculator. I don't remember if reference values were provided, but they probably were.


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#12 W0lfgang

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:25 PM

They were provided.


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:25 PM

I would recommend using the uworld question bank for the usmle step 2 ck. i thought the questions were way better than canada qbank. I wrote both exams in the same week and nailed both of them. 



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:09 PM

hey i have heard some ppl say uworld is better than canada q bank for the lmcc, and othes say the mccee is better than the mccqe, just wondering what people thoughts are on which qbank is the best to use for lmcc exam? (most represenative)



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:14 AM

hey i have heard some ppl say uworld is better than canada q bank for the lmcc, and othes say the mccee is better than the mccqe, just wondering what people thoughts are on which qbank is the best to use for lmcc exam? (most represenative)

 

UWorld is relatively heavy on internal medicine. As much as 50-60% of it is medicine. Canada qbank by comparison has questions that are more evenly distributed across subject areas (reflecting the more even distribution on Canadian exams). Frankly though, it doesn't matter which one you use since they'll both cover the relevant things you need to know anyways. 


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#16 shikimate

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:48 PM

UWorld is the best, and remember you can choose which section to draw the questions from. Their explanation for answers is just unbeatable.

 

I think reading a giant book like Toronto notes is simply an overkill for LMCC1. Maybe use First Aid for CK as reference but even then I wouldn't read all of FA CK unless you are concurrently doing CK.


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#17 Patrick1234

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

Thanks! last question. Is there practice exams for the lmcc we can buy? if so,  where? I tried to find it with the canada qbank but I can't seem to find it



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:12 PM

does anyone know how the marks on the mccee/qe bank correlates to scores on the actual lmcc exam? l



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:13 PM

The MCC website has practice exams: http://mcc.ca/examin...inistered-exam/

 

I did them and found it useful.


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#20 Patrick1234

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:22 PM

is family medicine on the exam? i heard that there's a sep section but I am having trouble finding what exact sections are on the exam

 

and also, anybody have any idea the correlation on the qbank to actual exam score?






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