BoardVitals™

The Medical Specialty Question Banks

Overview



BoardVitals™ is the largest and most used question bank for In-Service exams, Board Exams, Shelf Exams, and Physician Re-Certifications. We provide 20,000 questions, answers, and explanations targeted to 17 Medical Specialties.

Providing the highest quality content, BoardVitals doesn’t just provide a question bank, they provide up-to-date explanations from the literature with their answers and give detailed feedback and an assessment of progress broken down by subject areas. With each question, users can see how they compare to their peers and gauge the difficulty of the question by what percentage of peers answered it correctly or chose the same option. The BoardVitals full-length practice exam is a great way to judge overall preparedness and estimate what scoring might be on the real thing.

From reputable and trusted sources, BoardVitals content is referenced to many major dermatology, surgery, pediatric, cardiology, gastroenterology, obstetrics, gynecology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, pathology, cytology, laboratory, psychiatry, neurology, nursing, surgical tech and psychopharmacology texts, and journals.


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BoardVitals is a high-quality, effective and powerful board review tool that can be used anytime and anywhere via a phone, tablet or computer.


BoardVitals Product Highlights




Features:
  • • The highest quality board review questions from leading medical publishers, research institutions and practicing clinicians
  • • High-yield, vetted questions listed up front in an effort to maximize study time
  • • Constantly evolving cloud-based system that updates every 24 to 48 hours based on changes and feedback
  • • Ability for users to create customized practice tests based on number of questions, subjects and more, to simulate exams and help increase board pass rates
  • • Advanced statistics so users can know where their strengths and weaknesses are, with suggested questions based on their performance
  • • Detailed, up-to-date explanations with each answer, with references and links to applicable sources
  • • Administrators can monitor student or resident usage and performance to serve as a proactive remediation tool or data collection resource relating to ACGME Milestones
  • • Faculty can send customized exams to students or utilize questions in classroom discussions and weekly didactic review sessions
Medical Board Exam Specialties
  • • Addiction Medicine
  • • Anesthesiology ADVANCED
  • • Anesthesiology BASIC
  • • Cardiology
  • • Child Neurology
  • • Child Psychiatry
  • • CREOG
  • • Dermatology
  • • Echocardiography
  • • Emergency Medicine
  • • ENT Oral Boards
  • • ENT (Otolaryngology)
  • • Family Medicine
  • • Gastroenterology (GI)
  • • Hematology and Oncology
  • • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • • Hospital Medicine
  • • Infectious Disease
  • • Internal Medicine
  • • Nephrology
  • • Neurology
  • • Nuclear Cardiology
  • • OBGYN
  • • Ophthalmology
  • • Orthopedic Surgery
  • • Pain Medicine
  • • Pathology
  • • Pediatric Cardiology
  • • Pediatrics
  • • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • • Podiatry (ABPM)
  • • Podiatry Foot Surgery
  • • Podiatry RRA Surgery
  • • Preventive Medicine
  • • Pulmonary Critical Care
  • • Psychiatry
  • • Psychiatry Vignettes
  • • Radiology Certifying Exam
  • • Radiology CORE
  • • Sleep Medicine
  • • Sports Medicine
  • • Surgery
  • • Urology
Medical Licensing Exams
  • • APMLE Part 1
  • • APMLE Part 2
  • • APMLE Part 3
  • • *COMLEX®
  • • COMVEX
  • • Shelf Exams
  • • SPEX
  • • USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3

*Disclaimer:
COMLEX® or COMLEX-USA® are registered trademarks of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. Teton Data Systems Makers of STAT!Ref is not affiliated with the NBOME and the NBOME does not review or endorse our company's products.

BoardVitals Dental Exams
  • • NBDE I and II
  • • NBDHE Dental Hygiene

BoardVitals Nursing Exams
  • • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • • Critical Care Nursing
  • • Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP and ANCC)
  • • NCLEX PN
  • • NCLEX RN
  • • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • • Pharmacotherapeutics (CE for Advanced Practice Nurses)
  • • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

BoardVitals Other Exams
  • • ABB Bioanalysis
  • • ARRT Radiography
  • • NAPLEX
  • • NPLEX Part 1
  • • NPLEX Part 2
  • • PANCE
  • • Surgical Tech
BoardVitals CME

Earn CME Hours Online. BoardVitals offers an easy way to complete all Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements quickly, easily, and on schedule. BoardVitals has AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (state and national requirements), Category 2 (MOC points and hours/SAM credits), and is intended for preparation for Category 3 (Maintenance of Certification Exam). In fact, BoardVitals is the only provider to offer Category 2 CME institutionally!

BoardVitals users can prepare for their recertification exams while earning the mandatory CME hours. A single self-assessment activity enables users to complete their annual CME requirements in less than a day. Content is compiled by over 200 medical specialists who have prepared for and taken the recertification exams and BoardVitals content is certified by IPMA.

BoardVitals Contributors

BoardVitals contributors are experts from top tier academic and practicing institutions. These institutions include:

  • • Yale University
  • • Harvard Medical School
  • • Duke University
  • • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • • Vanderbilt University
  • • Columbia University, New York
  • • Bellevue Medical Center
  • • Emory University
  • • St. Luke's Hospital
  • • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • • Boston University Roger Williams Medical Center
  • • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • • Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago

The primary author for each question bank is board certified in that specialty, and, in most cases, has taken and passed the initial or re-certifying exam within the past few years. The vast majority of the BoardVitals primary authors have scored in the top tier on their Step exams.

In addition to the primary author, BoardVitals typically contracts with dozens of writers for each question bank. From those, they usually keep about a third. Each of the writers are assigned a specific portion of the blueprint for their specialty/sub-specialty.

BoardVitals uses a multi-tiered editing process. Each question from the author and the contractors are run past their internal team of medical editors, which checks for medical accuracy, grammar, formatting, and that the content follows the blueprint.

The content is then continually updated based on feedback from faculty and students. The feedback loop goes to the BoardVitals editors, who review each piece of feedback. New updates are added as the feedback is verified. They process hundreds feedback emails per week, many of which suggest updates or fixes across their 60,000+ questions.

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