Well, I think that if you are taking advice from me you should know how I did.
COMLEX Level 1 – 629/91
COMLEX Level 2 CE – 660/93
COMLEX Level 2 PE – Passed
I matched into my number one residency and I am very happy at this point.
Also, Someone recently commented asking how I had studied and what the best thing to study would be. This is a pretty complex question but heres some major tips.
1. Know how YOU study – People are very different in ability to remember through visual, audio, etc. You know how you study best (or you should after 4 years of undergraduate), stick to it.
2. Develop a quality plan that YOU can stick to – I tried to stick to someone else’s study plan for 1 month, it was rigourous and drove me insane, so I switched to my own pace, spread out things more and focused on learning the way I learn best. I needed frequent basketball breaks and fresh air to avoid migraines and getting off topic.
3. Questions, questions, questions – You can never underestimate the amount of knowledge you garner from doing questions and question banks. Do random, 48-50 questions at a time and do it over and over. Learn from all the banks, COMBANK, COMQUEST, USMLE World. This breaks up monotonous reading and sometimes is fun (I’m a nerd). I’ve discussed positives and negatives of each of these banks throughout various posts.
4. First Aid is Key for Level 1, while for COMLEX Level 2 CE, you can pick the book you like.
If you want more advice, feel free to leave another comment and I can help.