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 2013-14 Exam has 80 multiple choice questions. You will receive notification re location and instructions for preparation prior to the exam. 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).
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.
Block 4 Shelf Exam: The Family Medicine NBME Shelf Exam is scheduled for Thursday, December 12th. Students should report to 2204 MBRB at 12:15 pm to check in and get set up for the exam.