Elite Test-taker

A Few Last Minute Test-Taking Tips for Your ABEM ConCert Exam

Published: September 21, 2018  |  Read more

The hardest part of this exam is being able to answer the questions based on the “standard” rather than what you do in “your shop”.  Don’t overthink. Remember, there are no tricks. The woman who steps off a plane from China with unilateral leg swelling, a cough, and syncope…has a PE, not influenza or some […]

Elite Test-Taker Profile: Jennifer Bach, D.O.

Published: March 1, 2017  |  Read more

Q. Do you have a specific pretest breakfast? No. Q. Do you have any night-before-the-exam routines? Quit studying at least a few hours before I plan to sleep. Q. What do you bring for lunch during your exam? Peanut butter sandwich, Mountain Dew Q. Do you have any strategies that you employ during the exam (e.g. Answer particular […]

Elite Test-Taker Profile: Robert Hughes, D.O.

Published: February 1, 2017  |  Read more

I think it’s exceedingly important to learn your personal test-taking style. There isn’t one right way to do this. One person’s methods may not work for you. I think the trick is to be honest with yourself about what works and what doesn’t, to not feel pressured to use a specific method that doesn’t feel comfortable, and to constantly reassess what is working and what isn’t. You can’t be afraid to change directions and consider something different. A major exam is a marathon, not a sprint.

Elite Test-Taker Profile: Ryan Ribeira, M.D., M.P.H

Published: December 26, 2016  |  Read more

“Everything about preparing for a test and doing it is all about volume. The more times you see material the more you will remember it. No matter who you are. The more you familiarize yourself with the test environment the more natural it will be and the less you will be affected by test day jitters. No matter who you are. These are things anybody can do.”