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There are many different COMLEX Level 1 tutoring options available to students, so what makes Elite the best?
When you sign up to work with a COMLEX Level 1 tutor, you are getting much more than access to our world class MD/DO tutoring services. You’re also receiving around-the-clock support and personalized learning resources.
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Who Actually Needs a COMLEX Level 1 Tutor?
Receiving 1-on-1 help from a COMLEX Level 1 tutor is always helpful, but it isn’t necessary for everyone.
Students with Weak MCAT Scores
If your MCAT score is below 509 (or below 30 with the old scale), you are at risk for weak COMLEX Level 1 performance. MCAT scores have the strongest independent correlation of any factor to COMLEX scores and a Level 1 tutor can help you get on the right track.
Students with Anxiety/ Poor Testing Skills
If you historically have high test anxiety and/or are a poor standardized test taker, a couple COMLEX Level 1 tutoring sessions focused on strategy and wellness can be very beneficial to your success.
Students At Risk of Exam Failure
If you are >80 points away from passing COMLEX Level 1 (as determined by your COMSAE practice exams) and have <8 weeks left to study, contact us immediately. A 80+ point gap can be a lot of ground to cover and a professional COMLEX Level 1 tutor should be a serious option at this point.
Students with a Previous Exam Failure
If you have previously failed COMLEX Level 1 or USMLE Step 1, you are at risk for a second failed exam if you do not make major changes to your study habits. COMLEX Level 1 tutoring can help evaluate where you went wrong last time and make sure that this time you have a successful outcome.
Students Who are Falling Behind
It is normal to fall behind a little bit on your Level 1 study plan, however if you find yourself regularly unable to complete at least 75% of your work each day, a COMLEX Level 1 tutor may be beneficial. Tutoring will help to hold you accountable to your goals and get back to where you need to be.
2020 official data from the USMLE reports that first time Step 1 examinees from non-US/Canadian medical schools have only an 87% pass rate (compared to 98% from US medical schools). Despite the lower pass rate, IMGs must excel on their USMLE exams in order to have a chance at US residency acceptance. Therefore, USMLE Step 1 tutoring is a good idea.
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As pioneers in the online tutoring industry for medical school exams, we've been providing COMLEX tutoring exclusively online for the past 10 years.
Our teaching methodology is based upon research in education and is tailored to your needs as a student. We have specifically designed our COMLEX Level 1 tutoring to deliver the same level of instructional quality you would receive in-person, but with the convenience of learning anywhere you feel comfortable.
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The COMLEX, or, Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, is a set of three standardized medical exams known as Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. COMLEX Level 1, the first of the COMLEX exams, is intended to assess student readiness for lifelong practice-based learning as a doctor of osteopathic medicine.
Level 1 is considered to be one of the most important and most challenging tests in an osteopathic medical student’s career and is often taken within days or weeks of USMLE Step 1. Preparation for this exam (especially alongside the USMLE) can feel very overwhelming which is why COMLEX Level 1 tutoring is a great option for many students.
An experienced tutor can provide structure, guidance, and feedback while helping establish sound study strategies tailored to one's strengths and weaknesses. They also supply the expertise and insight to help you be prepared for the questions you will be asked on test day.
This is why learning how to study for COMLEX Level 1 can provide you with the confidence and clarity needed to not only understand the test questions, but to build the endurance to help get you through the long exam.
What is COMLEX Level 1?
Despite being the only pass/fail exam in the COMLEX series, COMLEX Level 1 definitely does warrant some serious study time. A challenging exam due to its broad content coverage and high-stakes nature, DO students commonly report Level 1 as being the most difficult.
COMLEX Level 1 covers anatomy, behavioral science, biochemistry, microbiology, osteopathic principles, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and more.
How is COMLEX Level 1 scored?
COMLEX Level 1 is scored as pass/fail. Score reports have two sections: The status of “Pass” or “Fail,” and the Performance Profile that provides performance information to the examinee (and the school) for the purposes of continuous quality improvement and lifelong learning.
How is COMLEX Level 1 administered?
So, how long is COMLEX Level 1? COMLEX Level 1 is a 352 question one-day exam that consists of two computer-based test sessions. Each session is four hours long followed by a 40 minute break. Within each session, a 10 minute break is allowed.
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COMLEX Level 1 Resources for Students
Have a question about COMLEX Level 1 or Level 1 tutoring? Visit the Elite Medical Blog for a collection of articles written by our MD and MD Candidate tutors covering a variety of popular topics.
Our blog features insider tips and advice for passing COMLEX Level 1, diving into the best study plans, what to expect on test day, how to approach difficult subjects like anatomy or biochemistry, overcoming a failed attempt, and more.
We also address the benefits of COMLEX Level 1 tutoring, breaking down how personalized 1-on-1 instruction from a top-scoring tutor can help DO students master content, get clarity amidst the overload of information, boost weak areas through targeted practice, and walk into their exam confident and ready to pass.
With new resources added regularly, you can conquer COMLEX Level 1 with a passing score.Visit our Blog
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