The exam has been switched to the on-line web-based NBME shelf examination for this year and will take place on the final day of the rotation. The 2012-13 Exam has 80 multiple choice questions. You will receive notification re location and instructions for preparation prior to the exam. Please check in with the proctor at 12:30 pm and present your photo ID to get your seat assignment. The exam will begin right at 1:00 pm and will end by 3:30 pm. The feedback session on the OSCE will follow at 4:00 pm in Bondurant Hall (2025). If, for some emergency, you can't make it to the exam, call the Department of Family Medicine (966-3711) and ask for Carolyn Joines (966-2824, direct). Please inform her of your situation by 11:00 am on the final Friday and ask for instructions.
The Family Medicine Clerkship is part of the Book Exchange. Contact your student representatives to find out how to get the available study resources. Students preparing for the NBME shelf exams have also found the practice questions at www.familypractice.com very useful. You have to become an American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) member to view questions but membership is free for students at www.aafp.org and is granted within 1-2 days.
While these resources may be helpful to prepare for the exam, we feel the core content of the course is best learned using the Essentials of Family Medicine text. This evidence-based text is very up-to-date for a text book and will give you a solid foundation in family medicine.
On Thursday after your OSCE, you may return your textbook along with the Flip recorder to Room 1045 in the Clinical Skills Lab, first floor Burnett-Womack. Please make sure you return the book and flip recorder by 12:00 noon on Friday before you report to MBRB to take your NBME shelf exam.