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Who Needs an Internal Medicine Shelf Exam Tutor?
Receiving 1-on-1 help from a Medicine Shelf Exam tutor is always helpful, but it isn’t necessary for everyone. Medical students looking to excel in the Internal Medicine (IM) Shelf Exam are prime candidates for a Medicine Shelf Exam Tutor.
The internal medicine shelf exam breakdown is quite complex, consisting of a myriad of topics that can be overwhelming for many students. Having a tutor helps to streamline the study process, assisting students to focus on key areas and improve their percentile in the NBME internal medicine shelf exam.
Even with the internal medicine shelf exam review, students might still find the sheer volume of information daunting, especially considering how long the internal medicine shelf exam is – which typically lasts around two and a half hours.
By leveraging a Medicine Shelf Exam Tutor, students can be better prepared for the NBME internal medicine shelf exam, increasing their confidence and readiness. A tutor’s guidance provides not just knowledge, but also strategic internal medicine shelf exam prep, honing a student’s test-taking skills, ensuring they are fully prepared to tackle the exam.
Students with Marginal Shelf Exam Performance
Your Shelf Exam grades are considered secondary only to USMLE in evaluating a candidate for residency and are anticipated to hold more weight after Step 1 becomes pass/fail. Performing well (especially on the Surgery and Medicine Shelf Exams) can be critical in matching into a good residency program.
Students with Anxiety/ Poor Testing Skills
If you historically have high test anxiety and/or are a poor standardized test taker, a couple ABSITE tutoring sessions focused on strategy and wellness can be very beneficial to your success.
Students with a Previous Exam Failure
If you have previously failed USMLE Step 1 or any of the Shelf Exams you have already taken, you are at risk for another failure if you do not make changes to your study habits. A Shelf Exam tutor can help evaluate where you went wrong last time and make sure that this time you have a more successful outcome.
Students Who Struggled with the NBME CMS
The NBME Clinical Mastery Series (CMS) is designed to provide students with realistic practice questions for the Shelf Exams and performance feedback. Therefore, low scores on the NBME CMS exams can indicate that it may be time for a shelf exam tutor.
Students with Poor Time Management Skills
Shelf Exams can be particularly difficult to study for since students often find themselves incredibly busy with their rotations and Step 2 CK prep. However, Shelf Exams have become increasingly important in honors, high pass, and passing grade determination. A tutor can help ensure you are studying efficiently in the time you have.
Students Applying to Competitive Specialties
Achieving honors in your clinical rotations, especially after USMLE Step 1 becomes pass/fail, may tremendously help you match into competitive residency programs. It is a good idea to consider a Shelf Exam tutor especially for Surgery and Medicine if this is a goal of yours.
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The NBME Subject Examinations, commonly referred to as the NBME Shelf Exams, are a series of subject specific standardized tests administered after certain 3rd year rotations. The exams are used at virtually all LCME-accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada, as well as many osteopathic medical schools, and approximately 25 international schools. The NBME Medicine Shelf Exam is designed to test student knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology of conditions that affect all major organ systems.
What is the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam?
The Medicine Shelf Exam is typically regarded as one of the toughest NBME Shelf Exams in conjunction with the Surgery Shelf Exam, primarily because there is a wide range of content covered and the questions often require students to have a deep understanding of the pathophysiology of conditions affecting every organ system.
How is the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam scored?
The Medicine Shelf, like all other shelf exams, is scored as a percentage correct out of all items. The Medicine Shelf Exam report will provide an in depth analysis with a bar graph detailing your performance, broken down by topic.
How long is the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam?
The Medicine Shelf Exam is administered via the NBME’s web-based interface either at your institution in a secure testing area or at a Prometric center. Expect that your test will be timed (typically 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete all 110 items) and proctored.
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Internal Medicine Shelf Tutoring Rates range from $195-$400/hr
When you enroll in our tutoring program, you’re signing up for an immediate boost in your study time efficiency. Our rates, ranging from $195-$400 per hour, are determined by the tutor’s seniority and their extensive track record with Elite Medical Prep. By investing in this program, you’re paving your way to higher NBME internal medicine shelf exam percentiles.
Our tutors are experts in preparing students for the USMLE Step exams and Shelf Exams, leveraging a comprehensive question bank designed to mimic the complexity and format of these tests. This methodology not only allows you to step up to medicine with confidence, but also optimizes your readiness for the board exams, fundamental in securing a competitive residency program.
Our tutoring sessions are meticulously structured to dovetail with your medicine clerkships and clinical rotations, thereby reinforcing your practical experience with deep, theoretical medical knowledge. We fully understand that each student’s needs are unique, and thus, our tutors personalize their teaching methods to suit your learning style and schedule.
Sign up today, and you could start tutoring in just a few days, embarking on a journey that transforms your understanding and scores on the shelf exam, and prepares you for the exciting challenges of medical practice. Our goal at Elite Medical Prep is to arm you with the essential knowledge and test-taking skills that ensure your success not only in exams, but also throughout your medical career.
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