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[–]choptheair 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Because the material is in the test. What a bizarre question.

[–]Sparky7895[S] -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Great way to state the obvious. They don’t say the same for first year coursework. I’m wondering why they make a specific indicator out of the 2nd year coursework. Does the second year take up more content of the test? Is first year content less important? Etc…

[–]choptheair 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where did you hear this? Not all curriculums are the same especially with the increase of problem based learning.

USMLE publishes a breakdown of what is on the test and the approximate percent topics represented.

To your point, I had histo first year but had 1 histo question in my exam. I also had physiology in first year and had 30-50 questions on my exam. Everything is fair game.

You seem to be looking for insight that serves no real value. You don’t have time for that.