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Accreditation

  • Accreditation

  • Registration

  • Performance Statistics

  • Preparation

  • Resources

  • Exam Administration

  • Score Reports





  • Class of 2008 and ALL SUBSEQUENT Classes (2009, 2010,....)  MUST TAKE AND PASS COMLEX-USA I & II licensing examinations to graduate. 





NBOME for authorization and payment

  • NBOME for authorization and payment

  • Prometric for test administration



nbome.org

  • nbome.org

    • Bulletin of Information
  • $485 (2009 rates) $505 after July 10

  • Forms on line

  • Going on NOW!! Unbelievable

  • For June test date



Secure Code Number to register

  • Secure Code Number to register

    • the NBOME e-mailed to you
  • Social Security Number

    • only to confirm your identity


June 26, 2010

  • June 26, 2010

  • “I want to STRONGLY EMPHASIZE that your compliance will be expected. Failure to follow the policy guidelines at this time could result in adverse effects of your academic progress.”

  • (Steve Laird, 1/19/07)



Must register and pay with NBOME first

  • Must register and pay with NBOME first

  • Still need test site

  • Thomson-Prometric

    • prometric.com
  • 8 sites in Missouri alone



On your own

  • On your own

  • May keep some allopathic options open

  • Scores about 10% lower than COMLEX

  • 60 students per year report results

  • 0 – 2 students have results mailed per year

  • Some have taken it in advance as practice



“Take all the licensing exams you can find and pass them.” (Dean Phil Slocum)

  • “Take all the licensing exams you can find and pass them.” (Dean Phil Slocum)



“Find all the licensing exams you can pass and take them.” (Tim Tucker)

  • “Find all the licensing exams you can pass and take them.” (Tim Tucker)







Standard Scores (3-digit).  The standard scores are reported on a scale with a mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 100.  The minimal passing score for Part I is 400. 

  • Standard Scores (3-digit).  The standard scores are reported on a scale with a mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 100.  The minimal passing score for Part I is 400. 

  • Scaled Scores (2-digit).  Scaled scores are reported on a scale with a mean of 80.  The minimal passing score for Part I is 75.



Standard Scores (3-digit).  The minimal passing score for Part I is 182. 

  • Standard Scores (3-digit).  The minimal passing score for Part I is 182. 

  • Scaled Scores (2-digit). The minimal passing score for Part I is 75





Attend lectures

  • Attend lectures

  • Note relative weaknesses on Diagnostic

  • Review 1 – 2 hours per week until finals

  • Q-bank runs 90 days starting in March

    • Looking at USMLE options


Review Notes Thanksgiving Break

  • Review Notes Thanksgiving Break

  • Diagnostic January 9, 2010

  • Review lectures April 20 – 23, 2010

  • Mock Final Early May, 2009

  • Finals week May 17 – 21, 2010

  • Boards by June 26, 2010



March 23, 2009 (last year) First Monday of the Spring Quarter, March 22, 2010

  • March 23, 2009 (last year) First Monday of the Spring Quarter, March 22, 2010

  • 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Required

  • Retired questions, integrated

  • Results are always low (35% is fine)



Know Uray’s innervations

  • Know Uray’s innervations



The “Ten-Page” packet and review

  • The “Ten-Page” packet and review

  • Ask Dr. Lockwood if he will be giving a “fast paced, high intensity OMM board review” in April or May

  • The “little red book”



Direct relevance to boards

  • Direct relevance to boards

  • Tests were good preparation for COMLEX Attend specialists lectures



The “drugs and bugs” review was helpful for both boards (calculation of volumes, etc. was not on COMLEX but did appear on the USMLE)

  • The “drugs and bugs” review was helpful for both boards (calculation of volumes, etc. was not on COMLEX but did appear on the USMLE)



Physiology integrated pathology

  • Physiology integrated pathology

    • Endocrine
    • Lung capacity
    • Alcohol, Biochemistry and Drugs
  • Evan’s case studies helpful

  • Quizzes beyond “board difficulty”





COMLEX-USA Level 1, 2 and 3 Practice Items are available for purchase for about $10.00 per booklet. Please send a written request form along with your check for the booklet.

  • COMLEX-USA Level 1, 2 and 3 Practice Items are available for purchase for about $10.00 per booklet. Please send a written request form along with your check for the booklet.



Portal, GI and Path, Year 1

  • Portal, GI and Path, Year 1

  • Kaplan Screen, Pharm Deck downloads

  • *Other than Kaplan Q-Bank and streaming audio



First-Aid (USMLE)

  • First-Aid (USMLE)

  • Step Up (USMLE), more abstract

  • The “little path book,” (Schneider, Board Review Series)

  • Golan for Pathology

  • or

  • Buy the Robbins Path textbook



Study Aids

  • Study Aids

  • Summaries (combine them)

  • Concept maps

  • Examination study groups





Sign-in ≤ 30 minutes

  • Sign-in ≤ 30 minutes

  • Seating assigned

  • Book 1 4 hours*

  • Lunch 40 minutes+

  • Book 2 4 hours*

  • * 10 minute optional break, counts v. time

  • + Lunch is optional, does not count v. time



ID



No Electronic Devices

  • No Electronic Devices

  • No backpacks

  • No food, drink, or tobacco



Prepare for endurance

  • Prepare for endurance

  • Water bottles

  • Energy bars (avoid refined sugars)

  • Protein

  • Caffeine is a fickle friend

  • Manage medications



Do not speak to one another while the examination is in progress.

  • Do not speak to one another while the examination is in progress.

  • Unethical conduct will be documented and reported to the NBOME.





Scores will be posted on the web 4 – 6 weeks after the exam (the day you leave town).

  • Scores will be posted on the web 4 – 6 weeks after the exam (the day you leave town).

  • Paper results with limited analysis will be mailed shortly thereafter.

  • NO SCORES WILL BE REPORTED BY E-mail, TELEPHONE OR FAX.



This happens to OTHER people

  • This happens to OTHER people

  • They try again

  • They are condemned to a few months with Tim Tucker

  • Second attempt – a study plan

  • Third attempt – a residential program



Candidates who wish to change their address must notify the NBOME office in writing before results are mailed.

  • Candidates who wish to change their address must notify the NBOME office in writing before results are mailed.

  • Any change of address may not be recorded until two weeks after receipt.



Zach Hovorka 2011

  • Zach Hovorka 2011

  • Sandra Sandhu 2011

  • Timothy Sheneman 2011

  • Michelle Hill 2010




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