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Resources and Advice from DO Students: COMLEX

Fourth Year COMLEX Level 2 PE

Electronic Resources

  • Kaplan for the CS

Books

  • Review for the COMLEX PE*
  • First Aid for the USMLE CE*
  • Savarese OMT Review

Advice

  • Do well in clinical rotations third year. You’ll be fine
  • Use standardized patient labs during years 1-3 to your advantage and learn an efficient yet thorough system of taking histories and physicals.
  • Practice on simulated patients.
  • There is a book specifically for the COMLEX Level 2 PE that has some sample cases. I ran through some of them with a friend and memorized a few mneumonics to make sure that I didn’t miss anything for the notes.
  • You just need general knowledge and knowledge on how to talk to patients.
  • Read the instructions and watch the orientation video. No other prep was needed.
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