Shelf Exam Preparation

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. The Family Medicine exam will be administered on May 21, 2013 in the OB classroom.

Students preparing for the NBME shelf exams have also found the practice questions at very useful. You have to become an American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) member to view questions but membership is free for students at 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.