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MCCQE Part 1 New Format - How to Study

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4 hours ago, Organomegaly said:

Passed with a score of 302. Got 80 on the MCQ practice test and 90 on the CDM if anyone is interested how they correlated. 

Congrats!

What was your study strategy? Which resources did you use?

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I'm kind of surprised by the statistics of the test. If the mean is 250 with a standard deviation of 30 and a pass score of 226, doesn't that mean about ~20% of people who take the test fail? Sure they include IMG, but I always thought IMG score higher than CMG since they have pass another more challenging exam.

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3 hours ago, Yuen said:

I'm kind of surprised by the statistics of the test. If the mean is 250 with a standard deviation of 30 and a pass score of 226, doesn't that mean about ~20% of people who take the test fail? Sure they include IMG, but I always thought IMG score higher than CMG since they have pass another more challenging exam.

IMG failure rate is much higher than CMG rate, even on subsequent attempts.

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I think the IMG fail rates must be mainly due to language (lots of questions in first part, need to have decent reading comprehension and reading speed) and ethics/professionalism type questions (e.g. your colleague does something morally questionable, what would you do type questions)

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I scored 295 on the exam. Don't remember what I got on practice exams, around 80% on both I think.

I agree with Organomegaly. Studying throughout clerkship is the most helpful (doesn't need to be excessive). There's only so much you can review during the 1 month pre-exam. Much easier to retain things you see during rotations.

Although to be honest, not sure if the 1 month I studied before the exam was that useful. I wonder how much I would've scored without studying vs with studying. I feel like with time/clinical exposure, even if you don't know the answer to the question, you can eliminate multiple choice options with your gut feeling.

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Now that the next round of test takers are coming up, I'm curious if there was a consensus on topic spread?
Looks like one poster did some counting concluded that highest yield strategy is still PHEOLM > obgyn > peds = psych = FM > surg/IM?

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5 hours ago, StarStrike said:

What would you guys recommend to prep for the QE1? Is the "new" CanadaQBank any good?

Onlinemeded seems to be another popular option these days. I'm trying a combo of onlinemeded and TNotes right now, comparing them to see if I could stick to just one eventually.

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2 hours ago, Edict said:

I'd just use Toronto Notes and Uworld. I've never used canadaqbank, but i heard that it had typos and irrelevant questions. 

Fair, I'll give that a go. I was thinking of getting UWorld for the MCQ. Anything helpful to practice the CDM style Qs?

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4 hours ago, StarStrike said:

Fair, I'll give that a go. I was thinking of getting UWorld for the MCQ. Anything helpful to practice the CDM style Qs?

Not sure actually. Honestly, I don't know if there is a good resource out there. Ultimately though, the exam isn't actually that hard and you don't need to study in a CDM style Q style format specifically. I'd just make myself familiar with the style of question and study accordingly. 

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Hello 

I want to get suggestions for preparing for mccqe1 as IMG ... does master the boards ck + first aid ck + canada qbank will be enough or i have to change the resources .

thanks in advance 

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Hello Experts -

As an IMG, from where should I read Ethics ? Right now I am using Toronto notes. Thanks in Advance.

Also anyone who has already taken MCCQE1 recently(after recent changes) wishing to private tutor me for Ethics ? Will pay as per market rates.

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