Don’t let Neurology test your last nerve. AMBOSS has launched a Qbank and study plan optimized for the Neurology Shelf Exam. Our Neurology Shelf Qbank adds more than 330 relevant questions to help you prepare for your next exams. With an emphasis on teaching important high-yield concepts in a concise, yet comprehensive manner, the AMBOSS Neurology Qbank marries clinical application with theoretical knowledge in our library of topics, such as cerebrovascular disorders, infectious diseases, sleep conditions, and many more! AMBOSS also contains thousands of interactive and dynamic images, tables, flowcharts, and other visual resources for every subject matter.
Since your third year of medical school has arrived, here are some tips and tricks to help you out during your surgery rotation. While the Surgery Shelf is one of the most feared exams, our injections of Surgery Shelf knowledge are not in “vein!” So, make the cut with AMBOSS and scrub into the OR with confidence.
The 110-question Medicine Shelf is likely the most capacious and comprehensive NBME exam you will encounter during your clerkship.How does one prepare for this noble exam? Look no further! In this post, we will discuss how you can best prepare for the ever-so-daunting Medicine Shelf and provide some tips and tricks to help you succeed.
Choosing your medical specialty is a huge decision which requires diligent research and gut-wrenching personal reflection. Atypical to many other professions, changing medical fields as a physician requires additional years of training, adding to an already insurmountable amount of time spent during med school and residency. While it isn’t impossible, it’s just much easier to get it right the first time around! In this article, we interviewed Laura Henry, a third-year medical student at UPenn, who will discuss factors to consider when choosing a medical specialty. While this article is based on the American medical system, it is anticipated that it will be beneficial for everyone, regardless of location.
Whether you are completing rotations or transitioning to the wards, you likely know just how difficult it can be to find dedicated study time while, at the same time, managing newfound patient care duties. To help you prepare for your next exam, AMBOSS is happy to announce the launch of our full Medicine Shelf package, to be released later this month, containing 800 case-based questions. Developed by a dedicated team of over 50 physicians with USMLE-based exam experience, our Medicine Shelf package will encompass all high-yield topics, including achalasia, acute coronary syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypothyroidism, infective endocarditis and so much more.
Wow! This has been a busy month at AMBOSS. Our medical editors, physicians and communications team are headed all over the U.S., including stops in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Bay Area. What better time than now to introduce our talented AMBOSS crew. They are extremely excited to connect with medical students like you and share the AMBOSS story with others. Here we go!
There are more ways than one to test your knowledge under similar NBME exam-like conditions. While you can activate ‘Exam Simulation’ to simulate a near identical NBME testing environment, you can also replicate similar exam parameters by creating a ‘Custom’ or ‘Quick Session’ in our Qbank. Here's how...
To succeed on the Psychiatry Shelf, it is important to know the basics of psychiatry inside and out! What better way to get some inside tips and tricks than to ask a doctor who has first-hand knowledge of the requirements! Here are some study tips from Angela, who successfully completed the Psychiatry Shelf Exam last year.
Unexpected situations can be stressful. With our new AMBOSS Exam Mode, you can now practice under board exam-like conditions so you can stay calm under pressure and maximize your score! Simulating a testing environment comparable to the NBME requirements, AMBOSS Exam Mode offers notes, picture zooming, calculator usage and lab value access. Full packages are currently available for Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics and OB/GYN, with new questions released weekly and full Shelfs offered monthly. Be sure to check out our growing Medicine and Step exam questions!
Every medical student knows what the third Friday in March means. At noon on this particular day, graduating U.S. medical students learn where they will be spending the next several years of their lives. Medical schools across the country bedeck their campus with extravagant party trimmings, while serving catered food and offering campus-wide festivities. While all of this sounds grand, this day is anything but for some. Instead, it’s a culmination of an increasingly grueling nine months of composing Herculean applications, traveling extensively for interviews and engaging in intensive introspection.
Scrub into the OR confidently with the new release of the AMBOSS OB/GYN Shelf. No matter which facet of medicine you are interested in, OB/GYN is a fascinating rotation that will afford you a wide breadth of opportunities. Flex your differential diagnostics muscles on everything from STIs to the miracles of life with our extensive OB/GYN Qbank, which contains over 200 case-based questions written by a team of 50+ physicians with USMLE experience. Questions focus on all relevant NBME topics, including postpartum hemorrhage, placental pathologies, pre-eclampsia and much more.
According to the 2017 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) report, the number of international medical graduates (IMGs) who applied to medical residencies in the United States dropped from 7,460 in 2016 to 7,284 this year. Still, 52.4% of non-US citizens from schools abroad matched into a position, which was the highest rate for this group in over a decade (NRMP, 2017).
How do medical students obtain residencies in highly competitive programs when there are more applicants than positions available? Karen, a recent graduate of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, shared her personal experience on matching into a highly selective and competitive ophthalmology residency program in New York City.
Matching into a residency program is one of the most critical components for a physician, ultimately determining where they will work, sleep, eat and live for a crucial period of their medical career. Regardless of specialty, the matching process is extremely stressful, requiring medical students to apply to multiple programs, schedule away rotations, travel for interviews and determine how to rank their options. For those in a relationship, incorporating another person into the process can turn into a logistical nightmare! Check out some tips from Evan Kuhl, a PGY-2 emergency medicine resident at The George Washington University, who went through Match with his wife, Elsa.
We’re not taking baby steps around here! In fact, we’ve made giant leaps. In addition to the AMBOSS Surgery and Neurology Qbanks, check out this month’s Pediatrics Shelf release, which was specifically designed to assist you in preparing for your next exam and clerkship.
A 2017 survey conducted by AMBOSS asked 71 third and fourth year U.S. medical students about their study habits, resources and medical exam preparation. Is it surprising that medical tomes didn’t even make the list? According to the survey, students prefer Qbanks and digital resources.
Clinical rotations are an exciting time. Finally, after countless hours in the classroom, you are now transitioning to a real-life, hands-on, practical care setting. So, what will make this transition to patient care successful? Here are some tips from Michelle Lundholm, a graduating fourth-year medical student from Feinberg and incoming Internal Medicine resident at Loyola University, Chicago. Michelle is sharing some advice for students who are just getting into their rotations.
So, now you know our story is more than cheese and sausage (check out Hello, We Are AMBOSS). Our real passion is helping medical students like you prepare and succeed on exams. Periodically, we will feature important components of the AMBOSS platform. This week, our focus is on our interactive Qbank and our extensive clinical knowledge library. While these two aspects of our platform are strong enough to stand alone, when synchronized, they become an even more powerful learning tool.