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Internal Medicine Boards : A Brief Overview
Having recently had the "joy" of sitting for the Internal Medicine Certification Examination by the ABIM, the Fool would like to say a few things and answer a few questions. People often ask what they need to study in order to pass the ABIM. Remember one thing: Money is no object. First time pass rates for the year 2004 examination were 92% for 1st time test takers. There were more than 9000 takers for the 2004 exam. Repeat ABIM test takers had a dismal 29% pass rate. Doh! That means that the first time is the charm when it comes to the internal medicine boards!
You may enjoy looking over a few statistics courtesy
of the ABIM:
When it comes to main texts, like MedStudy, you can learn tons of stuff you wished you had known in residency. And when Medstudy says "know this!" for a particular fact, you can rest assured that you WILL see that question on the exam. Medstudy (main text) has some review questions, but they really aren't board style, and aren't that great.
Plan on a few sources for review questions for board style material. The fool liked the ACP MKSAP questions. However do know that some of these questions are notoriously difficult and nit-picky. Some of what they want you to know is NOT on the boards.
ABIM Exam Pearls
Hot topics that come up year after year on the ABIM:
Stuff you don't really need to know:
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