Most Comprehensive online board review resource for numerous specialties I have seen. Excellent quality and quantity of questions available. Wish I had this sooner.
Board vitals is the ideal complementary review source for any resident seeking to maximize their board exam review. The otolaryngology questions challenge you to apply your knowledge of frequently-tested ENT principles in a variety of fields, ranging from otology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to pediatric otolaryngoloy and head & neck oncology. Each question is written in a board-style format and each answer offers a detailed review of key concepts. Otolaryngology residents, myself included, have been waiting for this type of review material to be available to us and it's finally here. I highly recommend it!
BoardVitals is a great adjunct to your study materials when preparing for the NBDE II. The questions help to prepare you well for the exam and cover a wide variety of important topics. The ease of completing the practice questions online at your convenience is one of the strengths of the resource. In addition, the detailed answer explanations help to review the important concepts and take away points from the question. I highly recommend it!
This question bank is exactly what I need to prepare to take my pediatric boards. The scope of the material is extremely high yield and really focuses on what I need to know to be most success ful when taking the boards. The answer discussions for each question are well written and are mini-lectures in and unto themselves. I would recommend this question bank to anyone looking to improve their general pediatric knowledge.
Several of our May BSN grads who have passed the NCLEX have stopped in to say hi. Uniformly, they've said how great BoardVitals is!
The BoardVitals neurology question bank questions challenge your clinical knowledge while providing detailed and clear explanations that add to your understanding of the pathophysiology of the neurosciences. This is a great way to beef up your knowledge for the boards and RITE exams!
It's great to have a bank of so many questions, AP and CP, that I can take with me wherever I go- no need to drag around a heavy textbook! BoardVitals makes it easy to make use of even a few minutes of downtime!
I have recommended and will continue to recommend BV to the many people I'm in contact with, both at MGH and elsewhere. As I have now seen the content of the actual board exam, I cannot comment on board content but suffice it to say the results speak. BoardVitals made studying for boards painless and effective.
I absolutely love BoardVitals. It's ideal for board test prep and recommend it for anyone who is preparing for their exams.
I have found BoardVitals to be the single most useful resource in preparing for the Radiology Core exam. In their database, there are over 1000 questions drawn from every section of the Core exam, including Physics, with answers and appropriate references. To-date, it is the most complete and realistic simulation of the Core exam that I've been able to find. I strongly recommend it as an essential exam preparation resource.
Excellent questions with thorough explanations. The question "stems" are longer & more complex than most other board review courses, as are the answer choices. I think that this forces me to be a more focused reader and is a better reflection of the type and length of question that will be on the real exam.
This is the only Cardiology Question Bank that pulls together content from so many sources. It's great to have such an in-depth resource for both the boards and the re-certification exams.
Just so you know, we achieved a 100% pass rate on our national board examination from our last class. This was, largely in part, due to BoardVitals!
This app was amazing!!! I've told all of my friends about it. A definite must have for board studying.
I definitely recommend Cram Fighter to any med students studying for boards because it helped me wrap my head around what to study and when, and it helped me feel like covering all the material for boards was actually manageable!
It was extremely helpful to be able to have a schedule generated automatically that evenly distributed material between different days, and that I was able to adjust this schedule on the fly. It was just one more thing that I didn't have to worry about doing manually, therefore freed up more time in my packed days.
This app saved me hours of hunting through textbooks to balance my schedule properly. I love the flexibility and the many ways to customize, especially setting days off and selecting individual chapters of various books.
Absolutely loved the schedule. It kept me going at a good pace and kept me on track. Vital for Step 1 studying!
I honestly don’t think I could have done it without Cram Fighter. I couldn’t have organized myself the way I did. I wouldn’t have known how much to do each day. I wouldn’t have known when I was falling behind, or not spending enough time on something important.
Cram Fighter is far and away better and more efficient than making your own schedule.
Cram Fighter helped me calm down, take one day at a time, and gave me daily proof of what I had done and the progress I was making.
Decker has made over many years extraordinary contributions to both Medical and Surgical education! In my opinion, Decker is #1, and looking to better and more wonderful years ahead!
Weekly Curriculum is an outstanding resource for both study and review. The readings are concise, clinically relevant and extremely high yield. The associated PDFs are worth saving as a valuable resource to come back to over and over again.
Layout is straight to the point. I love it.
Best money you could ever spend.
If you only do one thing, this should be your thing.
Thorough, yet clear, concise, and to the point. Highlights classic cases that you will see in practice. Tidbits that actually showed up on exam.
MedCram videos are very informative medical summaries for the active student, whether learning for the first time, reviewing for an important exam, or during clinical rotations. The illustrations are terrific and flow nicely with the discussion. The content is packed full of teaching pearls with high yield facts. Wish we had access to these videos when I was in medical school!
Dr. Seheult’s clinical experience and illustrations set his medical videos apart. He has an amazing ability to explain complex topics in an understandable way... while emphasizing the most important concepts. MedCram definitely helped me get through PA school. I've come back to these lectures often as a practicing PA for a quick review-- Can’t thank you enough!
As a critical care nurse, MedCram has been a tremendous asset to my working knowledge over the years. The explanations are not only concise, but practical and relevant as well. The drawings and analogies reinforce concepts and help me explain them to patients. MedCram has given me an advantage in my current graduate classes, and continues to be my primary resource prior to each class lecture.
1st year medical student chiming in. This is a very helpful series and the majority of my class is using it to prep for interactive medical lectures.
I am an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon preparing for my Oral Board Exam, and Just wanted to say what a tremendous resource this website and program has been. What a perfectly concise review of these topics! So I just wanted to say thank you. In 20 or 30 minutes, Dr. Seheult explains what would take 2 or 3 hours of reading to review these subjects. Thank You!
Wow. I am an ICU nurse and have been working with liver failure patients for years and it's like a light suddenly came on! So many things make sense now. Thanks.
I would say these videos are a happy medium between lecture and casual online learning. I definitely think they would be useful because they go into a lot more detail than lecturers often can, and students mostly prefer a visual aid with revision rather than having to read a textbook.
I was very impressed by the range and scope of the content and can see it as a very useful tool to complement our teaching programs here. It could also be useful from a revision point of view for those that have been out of the discipline for a period of time or as a means of providing some key concepts to those moving into pharmacology from a related discipline. I feel these would also be really useful for students to review alongside blocks of teaching or ahead of practicals or assessments as a means of developing their independent and self-directed learning approaches.
Picmonic is an innovative learning tool that is multi-sensory and effective at helping students improve knowledge retention. Students often struggle to master bugs, drugs, diseases and protocols using only traditional methods of study. Picmonic creatively engages students, which leads to positive self-efficacy. In turn, students attribute their success to the use of this program.
Picmonic takes challenging content and makes it understandable and memorable, while building the commectionals that will lead to better analysis and critical thinking. As a study tool, Picmonic offers review strategies that are critical for doing well on board and certification exams.
Thank you so much for a great product. I hope that other educators have been as impressed as we have been.
Thank you very much for all of your hard work. I want to give a strong message as to the effectiveness of Picmonic.
I really like the new datasheet [analytics dashboard] for educators! It's made my grading so easy to do.
My students love Picmonic. It’s been a lot of fun for them amidst the drudgery of being stuck at home. They are learning and retaining information while having fun, something we all need regardless of the circumstances in the world.
My tutoring students rave about Picmonic, saying, ‘Everything on the exam I reviewed with Picmonic I got right.’ They express less stress while studying, more confidence in knowledge, and longer recall of information studied. I would absolutely recommend Picmonic to students, especially visual learners.
I implemented a Picmonic quiz and video in Canvas for their OB content and it was very well received! It transferred well into the gradebook too. The basis of Picmonic is amazing and I would have paid substantially more for access when I went through nursing school! I truly appreciate all of your support and what you do for students. Picmonic has been a game-changer for several of our students.
I am quite pleased to comment on the StatRef and AnatomyTV [Primal Pictures] products. We have a diploma school of nursing as part of our health system. These two products are used heavily by our students. Also, staff nurses and others are using these products. Ali Abbass is a great rep, easy to contact and work with. There have been no problems here with access or down time. In the first month, the StatRef book on fluids and electrolytes had 78 hits. This was before some orientations were even complete. I certainly hope to add to our StatRef products for our next budget year.
Primal Pictures offers a wide array of anatomical images, a growing library of pathological anatomical images, and excellent videos on many topic areas. I utilize Primal Pictures regularly for our continuing education courses on PhysicalTherapy.com. I work with our presenters and other colleagues at continued.com identifying the appropriate images for their presentations which in turn assists our learners to understand and apply the content taught by our expert presenters in their respective fields.
There is a digital healthcare revolution underway that is fundamentally changing the way medical information is shared, presented and used by physicians, educators and students. At the heart of this revolution is Primal Pictures, the World’s First Complete 3D Model of Human Anatomy.
My suggestion is if you want to present your clinic or services as being progressive and professional then this is the product for you. This is truly an exceptional new program and is highly recommended as both a reference and an educational resource for anyone dealing with human anatomy.
The 3D real-time viewer I was pleased to use is AMAZING!! It's so easy to use and so beautiful. My colleagues were completely surprised by the astonishing quality and simplicity in which it is to use. As a radiologist we use images all day, every day. Your images are THE images to use in presentations or just for anatomic correlation during evaluation of scans.
Primal Pictures has succeeded in developing an online Anatomy and Physiology course in which the material is broken up into modules with impressive 3D images that can be rotated at will. Modules allow students to easily locate and review specific topics and include a lengthy quiz module. Quiz questions follow various formats and provide students with immediate feedback.
I find the tool helpful since it is loaded with great illustrations; the layer-by-layer illustrations make a great learning tool for students to know the location, components and relationships between the components for a system. There are some great animations for some of the processes. Altogether, this is a great tool to help students in Biology fields learn about the basics of Anatomy and Physiology. At the same time, this is also a tool that can cater to students who are in field of medicine. This program allows the instructor and students to customize the information suited for their individual needs.
The Primal Head and Neck software demonstrates structures and movements that were previously difficult to visualize with beautifully designed interactive graphics which has definitely taken anatomical education and presentation to the next level.
Anatomy.tv is a great tool for our dental hygiene students to study head and neck anatomy. It is especially useful for our online students who don't have the benefit of visual learning in the onsite classroom setting. Head and neck anatomy – bones, muscles, nerves, arteries, etc are tough to visualize and this tool definitely aids the visual learner. I like the layering capability to allow students to study and review selected areas and then 'put it all together' for an overall impression. Another good piece of teaching technology to place in our toolkit. Thanks!
You will not find a comparable degree of versatility, depth, richness of content or pure good looks.
Anatomy.tv is a great resource during A&P I and II. Especially for visual learners, it is a great tool to be used as an additional technique to study for exams.
We've had Anatomy.tv for a while now and every time I use it I am amazed by how detailed it is. One of my favorite features is the ability in the MRI area to click on a structure and have it highlighted on the actual MRI. I also love the videos, especially the shoulder rotation one.
Really exciting - haven't had this kind of interactive fun since playing "Operation" as a kid. I could see this as useful aid in student presentations, called my co-workers in to try it out as well and everyone including sonographer, mammo tech, OB/GYN, and LPN studying to become RN loved it.
Our investigators really appreciate the step by step guidance, the collaboration tools and the protocol completeness dashboard features. Our goal is to use Protocol Builder as our protocol writing hub to enhance quality, reduce review time, and improve adherence to federal and IRB regulations.
Protocol Builder is helping us improve the consistency of our protocols, so we can work on protocol quality. The protocol dashboard has been a great tool to quickly check for completeness, especially with more complex protocols.
STAT!Ref [TDS] is ‘the little company that could.’ Working with customer service representatives over the telephone and with a regional sales representative in-person is easy. Questions are addressed quickly with few problems.
I find STAT!Ref to be my go to online reference. I no longer need to buy textbooks or keep my office cluttered with them.
I find that today, I am again sending on Stat!Ref Evidence Alerts to my users. I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate this service. The "comments from clinical raters" is invaluable. That is the bottom line for me - good comments, I send the info to my clinicians; negative comments, I don't waste their time. The presentation of the data is excellent - easy to read - not so busy that it is distracting. This service saves my users a lot of time, and gets the useable evidence to them in quick time!
Evidence Alerts is a convenient way of keeping up to date on the different specialties.
I really like Stat!ref and also evidence alerts. I use Stat!ref every working day.
I am quite pleased to comment on the STAT!Ref and AnatomyTV (Primal Pictures) products. We have a diploma school of nursing as part of our health system. These two products are used heavily by our students. Also, staff nurses and others are using these products. There have been no problems here with access or down time. In the first month, the STAT!Ref book on fluids and electrolytes had 78 hits. This was before some orientations were even complete. I certainly hope to add to our STAT!Ref products for our next budget year.
To me it's essential to save users and dentists time... we've never had a single problem... STAT!Ref has made it easy, it's been great.
STAT!Ref offers a smart search engine, so the searcher doesn't need to be.
I like the following aspects of StatRef: The display of titles in an A-Z format, with the choice of viewing by discipline, the custom filter, allowing searching by evidence-based medicine, and the very large selection of titles from which to choose.
I find Stat!Ref to be my go to online reference. I no longer need to buy textbooks or keep my office cluttered with them.
Stat!Ref is outstanding. Your program has been an invaluable resource for my care plans and drug research.