Pixie did a wonderful job on her review of the new COMAT question banks for COMQUEST, so I’ll be attempting to cover things that weren’t mentioned (or reaffirming the aspects that I also agreed with)!
There are 6 different subjects available for now:
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
You can customize your exam through Exam Mode (Un-Timed, Timed, and Tutor Mode), Question Filter (All, New, Marked, Incorrect, Used), and Exam Layout (Allopathic vs. Osteopathic). Afterward, you can further customize your exam to address different subdivisions within the subject to target your strengths and weaknesses.
The score breakdown lets you know your score vs. your peers’ score, the percentage of “guessed” questions that you got correct, as well as your incorrect to correct, incorrect to incorrect, and correct to incorrect questions, so that you can troubleshoot your test-taking habits.
I really appreciated the fact that you could mix and match different subjects (provided that you’ve purchased and are subscribed to those qBanks), so you can study for shelf exams or use it as another option to help you prepare for boards.
I particularly liked the “Guess” feature, as I often forgot which questions I’d guessed on when I was studying, and I also appreciated how easy the lab values were to navigate. The highlighting that I did disappeared when I went back to review my marked questions, which made it more difficult to quickly glean the important bits of each question over again, but if that’s the only thing I could find that I wished for improvement on, I think they’re doing a wonderful job.
From my memory, the questions were indeed reflective of what I encountered on the shelf exams last year. Depending on your level of understanding for each question, you have the option of going through the explanations for a to-the-point reasoning behind each answer choice, a more in-depth discussion with the “Dig Deeper” section, as well as the “Take Home Message” at the end that does just that.
Like Pixie, I liked how clean and simple the user interface was, as well as how easy it was to find everything. My favorite feature was also the “guessed” question button, as that was not a feature that was available with previous question banks I’d used in the past.
Please also check out Pixie’s post for her review of COMQUEST’s new qBanks, as well as for screenshots so you can get more of an idea of what the qBank entails!
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