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HOW TO PREP FOR OMM ON THE COMLEX AND COMAT EXAMS

Studying for OMM on the COMLEX exam is easy really. You need to focus on just a few things Doing OMM Questions Focusing on the main osteopathic principles Studying the right OMM materials This article will dive into the details that you should focus on in the first years of medical school and what resources…

VINDICATE Mnemonic: Why it is Crucial for Your Success
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VINDICATE Mnemonic: Why it is Crucial for Your Success

Introduction The Vindicate mnemonic is a systematic approach to coming up with a broad differential diagnosis. Coming up with a differential diagnosis is the process of coming up with all of the possible causes that could be causing a patients symptoms. Starting out in medical school can be tough, but honestly something that can be…

Sidebending Rotation: Cranial Diagnostics
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Sidebending Rotation: Cranial Diagnostics

Sidebending rotation cranial, that’s one of those things that if you are anything like me you heard it the first day of OPP lab and thought, uhhhh come again? Then that happened a few more times that first day, but after that the cluelessness went away, and I was able to get a 4.0 in…

Positive Sphinx Test: What is it, and What Does it Mean
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Positive Sphinx Test: What is it, and What Does it Mean

What is a positive sphinx test? This article will cover that and a little more. First though, its important to let you know a little bit about Comprepmed. When it comes to studying, I think we can all agree that sometimes it just sucks. In undergrad, I didn’t do so hot. I had average grades,…

Viscerosomatic Levels: A Practical Guide to getting questions right
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Viscerosomatic Levels: A Practical Guide to getting questions right

To the right are the basic Viscerosomatic Levels outlined how I teach them in my course. These are honestly, some pretty low hanging fruit for COMAT and COMLEX. This was one of the keys to my success on the COMLEX and in medical school in general. Scoring high on exams is about hard work, but…

Anterior Thoracic Tender Points: A review and guide
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Anterior Thoracic Tender Points: A review and guide

You can really break the anterior thoracic tender points down into two sections: T1-T6: Located at the midline of the sternum at the corresponding ribs T7-T12: Located in the abdominal muscle just on each side of center at corresponding spinal level Lets go into more detail. Why you should Know Tender Points The anterior thoracic…

Best Backpacks for Medical School
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Best Backpacks for Medical School

The best backpacks for medical school are ones that are durable, spacious, and look great! For this reason I highly recommend the Swiss gear 1900, the Kopack, and the slim and durable Matein backpack. After 4 years of medical school and the many hours of research into the topic, I am confidant that  one of these bags will be a fantastic…

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50 Best Gifts for Medical Students

Gifts for medical students are pretty simple to come up with really. We like tacos and coffee. In reality who doesn’t like tacos and coffee, but I wanted to take a moment and go over 10 different categories of gifts and hit the top 5 best gifts for medical students in each category. Each one of these…