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#1 hatsoff2

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

How much time do you think an average medical student needs to study for the part 1 MCCQE? I've heard everywhere from days to 6 weeks. Are we talking about 6 weeks of 8 hour days of studying (like for the MCAT)?

 

We're also just about done clinical rotations and I've been cruising for awhile so am not sure where I stand. 

 


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

I did light reading here and there for 2 weeks followed by daily (full-days) for 2 weeks. I think it was more than enough, maybe even over-kill. I also wrote the MCCQE on the first day that you could write it. Better to get it done and out of the way. I didn't understand my friends who wanted to study an extra 2 weeks. The exam, as you will see, is very ambiguous, like the questions are poorly worded. It's nothing like the USMLE. Basically, more studying isn't going to help. 



#3 ArchEnemy

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 06:40 AM

Which resources did you use to study for this exam?


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#4 shikimate

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:03 PM

4 weeks of UWorld CK, focusing on the non-IM/Surg areas, and you should be fine.


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:54 PM

I used Toronto Notes and UWorld. I also quickly scanned the objectives here: http://apps.mcc.ca/O...sh&loc=contents

 

I applied and matched to a generalist specialty, and so I felt comfortable with most concepts. 



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:06 AM

UWORLD question bank. Did questions on "tutor mode". 6 weeks of chill studying. 


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

Hello, 

 

those who used UWorld, I'd like to know which banks you bought as there is none dedicated to the preparation of our MCCQE part 1 

 

thanks a lot 



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:22 PM

How much time do you think an average medical student needs to study for the part 1 MCCQE? I've heard everywhere from days to 6 weeks. Are we talking about 6 weeks of 8 hour days of studying (like for the MCAT)?

 

We're also just about done clinical rotations and I've been cruising for awhile so am not sure where I stand. 

 

Two weeks of dedicated studying, or 4-6 weeks if you want more of a slow burn. That's usually sufficient.

 

 

Hello, 

 

those who used UWorld, I'd like to know which banks you bought as there is none dedicated to the preparation of our MCCQE part 1 

 

thanks a lot 

 

CanadaQBank has a qe1 specific question bank. It's not bad. UWorld is a good option too, but it's tailored more for the usmle.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:56 PM

Don't use canada q bank. Huge waste of money, they should be ashamed with their product.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:17 AM

Don't use canada q bank. Huge waste of money, they should be ashamed with their product.

 

 

Why? I just started with it and it seems fine. Detailed explanations for each question/topic and decent interface. 


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:38 AM

Why? I just started with it and it seems fine. Detailed explanations for each question/topic and decent interface. 

 

It's not reflective of what the actual MCCQE is like. I agree with the previous poster that Canada Q-Bank is garbage. When I was studying for the MCCQE, I actually had purchased a subscription to both U-World and Q-Bank and found that Q-Bank was the biggest waste of money ever. There interface was also terrible. I used U-World almost exclusively.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:01 PM

I'd probably like to buy a UWorld subscription but don't know which section is most useful for MCCQE part 1. Can someone help me with that?  thanks!!



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:19 PM

UWorld Step 2 CK is the one you want. 


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

Uworld is definetely more helpful for the mcq section, be mindful that all units are in american values

 

canada q bank is helpful for the check box section, I did it and find the cdm section (is that what they call it?) somewhat reflective of the real thing



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:54 AM

I found Canada QBank to be pretty garbage as well. UWorld was much more helpful.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:08 PM

It's not reflective of what the actual MCCQE is like. I agree with the previous poster that Canada Q-Bank is garbage. When I was studying for the MCCQE, I actually had purchased a subscription to both U-World and Q-Bank and found that Q-Bank was the biggest waste of money ever. There interface was also terrible. I used U-World almost exclusively.

Agree. Also INCORRECT answers and explanations sometimes which is unacceptable






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