NBME® Psychiatry Shelf 7-Day Study Plan

Score High with AMBOSS

Make every day count with a week-long, comprehensive Psychiatry study plan created by AMBOSS physicians. To use it, all you have to do is:

  1. Create an AMBOSS account.
  2. Return to this webpage.
  3. Go through the topics listed each day.
  4. Follow them up with the corresponding question session.

Start the AMBOSS NBME® Psychiatry Shelf 7-Day Study Plan

Day 1: Topics & Qbank Question Session


Psychology, Ethics & Counseling

Childhood & Neuro-developmental Disorders

Review these topics in today’s Qbank session here.

Day 2: Topics & Qbank Question Session


Psychotic Disorders

Review these topics in today’s Qbank session here.

Day 3: Topics & Qbank Question Session


Day 4: Topics & Qbank Question Session


Mood Disorders

Review these topics in today’s Qbank session here.

Day 5: Topics & Qbank Question Session


Anxiety Disorders

Personality Disorders

Review these topics in today’s Qbank session here.

Day 6: Topics & Qbank Question Session


Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Feeding and Eating Disorders

Sexuality gender disorders

Review these topics in today’s Qbank session here.

Get the most out of the Plan

The  NBME® Psychiatry Shelf 7-Day Study Plan features an organized approach to mastering psychiatry-specific topics in a short amount of time. It’s streamlined studying designed to pick up the slack when you’re busy with clerkships and can only crunch in your downtime.

Each day features a list of topics and a Qbank session to go through. Here’s how we recommend you get the most out of the plan:

  1. Carefully go through the topics listed in high-yield mode, and don’t get intimidated by the number of topics you see; we’ve only chosen the most condensed, exam-relevant information you need to know to score high on the Shelf exam.
  2. Follow that up with each day’s curated Qbank question session. Questions are randomized across the topics covered that day but ordered by difficulty, going from easiest to most challenging, allowing you to gradually build up your knowledge and strengthen your diagnostic skills.

Of course, feel free to skip days or change the order as you see fit to better suit your needs.

To use the subject board examination study plan, you need an AMBOSS account. Create yours here and activate 5 days of FREE access to explore the platform. Already have an account? Try our unlimited access plans and freely go through the Qbank and Knowledge Library on your own time.