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Rock Your Rotation Exam: Schedule For Success!

Published: November 19, 2018   |   Author: Kristian Savic   |   Category: Blog, Study strategies   |   Tagged: , , , ,   |   Read more

 I am a second year PA student at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania and started the exciting journey through clinical rotations this past June. First up for me was General Surgery, followed by Pediatrics, and now an elective rotation in Emergency Medicine. I will admit, for the first End of Rotation™ Exam (EOR™), I […]

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

Published: September 21, 2018   |   Author: Adam Rosh   |   Category: Blog, Elite Test-taker, Study strategies   |   Tagged: , , ,   |   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 […]

The Exam Writers Strategy That Test Takers Don’t Know About (But Should)

Published: April 14, 2018   |   Author: Sarah Baruch, MD   |   Category: Blog, Study strategies   |   Tagged: , , , , , , ,   |   Read more

Are you ready for a study strategy that will consolidate and organize your studying so that you can more easily assess your progress, identify weaknesses, and give you the confidence to enter your next exam ready to give the exam writers a real taste of who they’re messing with? By the time you graduate from […]

How To Increase Your Family Medicine Certification Exam By 100 Points

Published: October 25, 2017   |   Author: Adam Rosh   |   Category: Blog   |   Tagged: , , , , ,   |   Read more

This article is going to show two very easy ways to help increase your ABFM Certification score by 100 points. We already know that pass rates for the ABFM exam hover around 90% for all test-takers. And we know that superior test-taking skills alone are not sufficient to pass the exam. While there is no magic pill or wand to achieve this, these two techniques are the most useful, easy to implement and only requires a little of your time. This means anyone can take advantage of them. The first tactic is to use a system over a couple of months to identify what you don’t know. Sounds easy, right? The key is to go through a curriculum and identify what you don’t know – not what you are weak at – but what you don’t know. The second strategy is to take advantage of human error. Tests are written by humans, of course, and humans make errors. This article will show you 5 very easy techniques to narrow down an answer choice to either the correct answer or to a 50/50 probability – even without knowing anything about the topic. By combining these two strategies, you’ll be able to increase your ABFM certification score by 100 points – which could be the difference between passing or failing. Let’s get started.

How To Increase Your PANCE or PANRE Score By 100 Points

Published: March 1, 2017   |   Author: Adam Rosh   |   Category: Blog   |   Tagged: , , , , ,   |   Read more

This article is going to show two very easy ways to help increase your PANCE or PANRE score by 100 points. I’ve written about this topic before but there is new information that I want to share. While there is no magic pill or wand to achieve this, these two techniques are the most useful and not difficult to implement and only require a little of your time. This means anyone can take advantage of them. The first tactic is to use a system over a couple of months to identify what you don;t know. Sounds easy, right? The key is going to be to go through a curriculum and identify what you don’t know – not what you are weak at – but what you don’t know. The second strategy is to take advantage of human error. Tests are written by humans, of course, and humans make errors. This article will show you 5 very easy techniques to narrow down an answer choice to either the correct answer or to a 50/50 probability – even without knowing anything about the topic. By combining these two strategies, you’ll be able to increase your PANCE or PANRE score by 10 points – which could be the difference between passing or failing. Let’s get started.