Some of you are making preparations for your Boards. Here are my recommendations (updated from last June. (Note: these recommendations also apply somewhat to Step 3 preparation.) Quicklist Recs:
Some of you are making preparations for your Boards. Here are my recommendations (updated from last June. (Note: these recommendations also apply somewhat to Step 3 preparation.)
Challenger is a fantastic option for Board Review. This is a program that practicing physicians choose for board review and CME, has a 98% pass-rate, and a money-back guarantee!
We have recently invested in licenses for the R3 to take rotation-specific practice exams during each rotation this winter and spring. Again, this is a state-of-the-art full board review set up, so please take advantage of them.
(R3 - your usernames and passwords are in emails from the residency office from early December)
The AAFP has a long track record of having relevant and excellent courses. You have 4 very different options:
- You can go onsite to a Board Review Course.
- You can purchase the lecture series in a DVD, CD or mp3s format. This is expensive, but is my preferred method because I know I will listen to it as I drive.
- You can take questions online.
- You can take FP Comprehensive, which is much cheaper than the full Board Review courses and contains excellent material as well as 18 practice tests. On the other hand, it depends on you reading a ton... if you don't think that you will read the equivalent of a textbook, you probably have access to enough practice tests with Challenger to skip this CD-ROM.
Another good option is your old In-Training Exams, which are written by the American Board of Family Medicine, who also make the actual Board Exam.
Don't forget ExamMaster which UA pays for you to have access to (make sure you switch to the ABFM Board Exam, and don't keep taking Step 3 questions).
Some other Board Review Courses from a quick Google Search can be found here.