Top 10 Questions About Psychiatry Qbanks, the PRITE, & the ABPN Board Exam

December 1, 2023
Researching the best board review methods and exam details for the ABPN board exam can be overwhelming. Rather than doing the time-intensive searching yourself, you’ll find the answers to common practice questions here. This post will help clarify what types of American board review options exist, which one(s) are right for you, and what you need to know to prepare for the exam. Is there a question you’d like to see here? Let us know and we’ll get the answer for you.

Should I use a Qbank?

There are many ways to study for a high-stakes exam, such as live courses, self-directed study, and Qbanks. You need to choose the option that’s best for you. We’re a question bank company, so we (not surprisingly) think Qbanks are an excellent way to prepare for your test. The article How to Select the Psychiatry Board Review Qbank will help you answer these questions:

  1. Do I need to use a Qbank?
  2. What criteria should I use to make a decision?
Which Psych Qbanks should I compare?

If you don’t have the time to read through the “How to Select a Qbank” article but know you’re interested in a Psychiatry Qbank, these are the companies we suggest trying. Compare them by signing up for a free trial and see which one is right for you:

  • BoardVitals
  • Rosh Review
  • TrueLearn
How do I study for the PRITE & psychiatry board exam with a Qbank?

This detailed article about How to Increase Your PRITE or Psychiatry Board Exam Score includes our favorite study tips. Spoiler alert: you should target your “unknown unknowns.” Here’s how you do that:

  • Answer a question from a Psychiatry Qbank
  • If you answer incorrectly, read the explanation
  • Take notes about why the correct answer is correct, and make sure to take notes on anything in the explanation that you didn’t already know

If you do this for every question you answer incorrectly, and if you regularly review your notes and add information to topics as you do more questions, you’ll eventually determine your unknown unknowns. In return, you’ll uncover most of your blind spots that questions on the board exam can ask about. 

When is the PRITE in 2024?

September 24–October 15, 2024.

When is the ABPN board exam in 2024?

September 9–10, 2024.

How long is the PRITE?

The exam has 300 questions, administered in two sections. Check the American College of Psychiatrists site for a content breakdown.

How long is the ABPN board exam?

There are 425 questions administered in eight sections. You’ll have 8.5 hours to complete the exam.

See the ABPN website for more information.

How do I earn psychiatry CME with Rosh Review?

If you sign up for an account that is linked to CME, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Complete all of the questions in your Qbank
  2. Score 70% or better (you can use either tutor or test mode)
  3. Retake questions as needed until you achieve 70% correct

Once that’s complete, here’s how to claim and download your certificate:

  1. Go to the Account Settings tab (only on desktop/laptop)
  2. Select Claim next to the subscription package name
  3. Complete the survey
  4. Download your certificate

You’ll earn 100 AMA PRA Cat 1 CME credits.

How do I get a discount on Rosh Review?

You can receive a discount if:

  • You are part of a group purchase (based on the amount of people in your group)
  • You are an active military personnel
  • You are an attendee of certain conferences
Are Qbanks worth the money?

Depends on who you ask! Some people do better with live courses, while some swear they wouldn’t have passed their exam without a Qbank and that the cost was reasonable and well worth it. Your best bet is to try a free trial and determine what’s right for you. And if you choose Rosh Review for your Psychiatry board exam review, we’ll be with you every step of your career.

The Rosh Review team

By Cindy Huntimer, MD, MPH

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