INTERNATIONAL USMLE BOARD REVIEW PROGRAM www.ncime.org The National Center of International Medical Education, NCIME, has partnered with Advanced Preclinical Review Program, APCRP, to create a live USMLE board review program in Nigeria and Jordan. Assesses whether you understand and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine, with special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease, and modes of therapy. Ensures mastery of not only the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine in the present, but also the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning 8 hour Computerized exam 7 blocks 46 questions/block Administered by Prometric Testing Center COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: • • • • • • • • Eight weeks live lectures Complete Organ – System Coverage 1 Diagnostic Assessment Exam (Proctored) 1 Eight Hour Mid-Term Assessment (Proctored) 1 Eight Hour Final Assessment (Proctored) Advising to ensure goals & accomplishments Study strategy Tutoring / Drilling Sessions General Principles: • Biochemistry • Genetics • Embryology • Microbiology • Immunology • Behavioral • Pathology • Pharmacology Organ Systems: • Endocrine • Reproductive • Renal • Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue • Hematological & Oncology • Cardiovascular • Respiratory • Neurology • Gastrointestinal • Psychiatry 11 Books 1000 + Pages of Highest Yield Material 150+ Color Diagrams Foundation Structure Exam oriented High yield information Most residency programs, because of the volume of applicants, will only interview and accept candidates that pass their board exams on the first attempt “The applicant must have in his/her possession USMLE Part 2 scores and ECFMG certificates must be applied for before any application is considered. Foreign medical school graduates with USMLE scores of less than 195 or failures on USMLE steps are rarely interviewed.” Louisiana State University Health Care Systems Sample STUDENT ATA Total Exams Taken 52 Total Number Passed 40 Percentage Passed 76.92% Minimum Passing Score 75 Maximum Passing Score 99 Average 80.3 NCIME-APCRP also offer a 7 day Step 2 Clinical Skills preparatory course About the CS exam: Live communication-based exam with 12 standardized patient interactions (11 are scored). Offered in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, & Houston Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS) •Questioning Skills •Information-sharing Skills CIS •Professional Manner and Rapport Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE) •Data Gathering SEP •Patient Note Spoken English Proficiency (SEP) ICE •Your ability to be understood and understand 15 The exam is Pass or Fail. You must pass all 3 components in order to receiving a passing score. Standardized Patient 1. 2. 3. Physician Raters 1. 16 CIS - 100% SEP – 100% ICE (40%) 1. Data Gathering 2. History ICE (60%) – Patient Note CIS SEP ICE 17 Outside the room -Patient Information Inside the room -Communicate in English -Exhibit professional manner -Relevant medical history -Focused physical exam -Patient discussion Outside the room again -Cannot re-enter -Compose a patient note 18 15 minutes 10 minutes Understand the Exam Hands-on Practice!!! Don’t let your nerves get the best of you Be prepared NOW!!! Exam dates will continue to be difficult to get. 19 12 patient encounters with standardized patients Doctor/patient relationship is evaluated 25 minutes per round ◦ 15 minutes/patient encounter ◦ 10 minutes/patient note Clinical Skills Evaluation Centers [CSEC] Assessment of communication skills and proper diagnoses Time management Patient Note is typed Exam scored by Standardized Patients and Physician Comprehensive preparation !!! Experience and knowledge !!! Proven track record !!! Continuously improving !!! Focus on student success !!!