Board Review Program

Report
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.
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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.
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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
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8 hour Computerized exam
7 blocks
46 questions/block
Administered by Prometric Testing Center
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
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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
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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
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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).
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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.
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Standardized Patient
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Physician Raters
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CIS - 100%
SEP – 100%
ICE (40%)
1. Data Gathering
2. History
ICE (60%) – Patient Note
CIS
SEP
ICE
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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
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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.
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12 patient encounters with standardized patients
Doctor/patient relationship is evaluated
25 minutes per round
◦ 15 minutes/patient encounter
◦ 10 minutes/patient note
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Clinical Skills Evaluation Centers [CSEC]
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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 !!!

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