What People Say About Our Resources
Most Comprehensive online board review resource for numerous specialties I have seen. Excellent quality and quantity of questions available. Wish I had this sooner.
BoardVitals 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!
We incorporated BoardVitals into our dental hygiene program and curriculum to help boost our National Board of Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE) outcomes. The platform is easy to access and manipulate for students and faculty and offers an excellent way to review key dental hygiene concepts and practices. Faculty use BoardVitals in the classroom as a quick assessment tool and in the post-clinic debrief session to review and solidify learning. Students can access their BoardVitals accounts at any time to review difficult subject areas and help prepare for the format of the NBDHE questions. Since incorporating BoardVitals into our program and curriculum, our NBDHE pass rates have improved from 85% to 100% for our student graduates. I would recommend BoardVitals to any dental hygiene program looking to improve student learning and licensure exam outcomes.
BoardVitals is a great adjunct to your study materials when preparing for the INBDE. 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!
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 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!
An excellent resource that I have used while studying for my internal medicine boards. I wish that I had known about this resource earlier in my career.
Ditki is, simply put, a game-changer. It allowed me to have a tactile and visual component that greatly improved my retention and understanding.
I still use Ditki given its ease of use, question bank, and their continuous improvement of the lessons... a must for anyone wanting to go into neurology or neurosurgery.
Ditki helps me review topics that I encounter daily and has made me a better clinical educator. It has had a significant role in my early medical career.
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.
I am quite pleased to comment on the STAT!Ref and Anatomy.tv [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.
Anatomy.tv offers a wide array of anatomical images, a growing library of pathological anatomical images, and excellent videos on many topic areas. I utilize Anatomy.tv 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 Anatomy.tv, 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.
I took a look, I saw Primal’s Embed feature, and I was like, sold! I like how quick and easy it is to enrich my course materials using the same trusted content I've always used on Anatomy.tv. I just saw that it said, Embed, and then you can go choose Canvas. And as the embedded content retains its original dynamic functionality, my students can rotate, layer, highlight and use the labelling for interactive images or simply play, pause, and replay the videos. One of the big things is that they just really enjoy the amount of material that they have to study with. And for everything that we’re able to give to these students, it has definitely improved their performance.
The ability to import images, the ability to have some true human dissection, the radiological images, and the ability to look at things from multiple perspectives have been really important for our program. Overall, Primal has certainly met my expectations and goals in teaching.
Why I like Primal is because of the accuracy of the structures. Then, you can integrate it into your LMS by using the different embedding features. We wanted a software where students don’t have to look at another book or anything for accuracy sake. So, we went for Primal.
I used Primal software initially as a virtual lab for students. That was my initial goal with Primal, and I definitely think that we’ve accomplished that. Every week they have a list of structures they have to find, examine from different angles and get to understand the relationships between the structures. Next, we discuss, and later I give them online quizzes using images from the Primal software. Student engagement has been excellent... My students tell me that they’re now using Primal to supplement some of their other courses as well and they’re enjoying it.
We are constantly looking for additional information which would help our students. Not everybody learns the same way, so there would be additional ancillary help outside the classroom the student could access himself or herself that would be sort of a programmed learning experience for them.
Before I began using Primal, I had to select pages from books to use for slides in my presentations. So having the software and being able to illustrate my teaching points in 3D on a PowerPoint presentation makes a massive difference. It's also a fantastic resource for producing test questions for use in class. Using Primal gives a better idea of the origins and insertions of muscles – it's like taking a walk through the body – and facilitates a much deeper understanding of what is happening. I find that there is a quicker and more thorough uptake of the subject by teaching with the aid of the 3D images – especially since I can choose specific angles and layers for my presentations in order to illustrate the points I am making.
The 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.
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.
We get students set-up, run through the first scenario in class, and they take it from there. After that, there is not a lot of management on my end.
The simulation prompts them to support their choices with evidence-based practice research, to bring their own perspective to the situations and use critical thinking skills to make decisions in developing the patient’s plan of care.
One of my favorite things about working with the TDS Health team is the exceptional level of customer service. I've been a TDS Health customer for approximately 4 years, and everyone I've worked with has been extremely responsive, reliable, and kind. The TDS team helped me select new e-books and library resources as our University continues to expand, and our BoardVitals question bank software is one of the most frequently accessed resources on campus. The STAT!Ref Nursing e-book collection is also extremely popular with our students and subscribing to this collection helps me ensure that the Health Sciences Library is providing access to the most up-to-date, authoritative medical information.
When it comes to supporting our School of Nursing and our hospital nursing staff, my goal is to provide the most bang for the buck. The STAT!Ref Nursing collection is a great collection of vital texts covering both the fundamentals and the specialties as well. During a time when library budgets are flat, or worse, working with the TDS Health Team has been wonderful by not only suggesting titles for the collection, but also doing what they can to keep the cost as low as possible. I also appreciate their willingness to provide customized materials to publicize the resource to our users.
One of the most highly used resources within our subscription is the BoardVitals collection. This is absolutely essential for our undergraduates and Master's Entry Program students who have yet to study for and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. One faculty member recently remarked that this is one resource that she constantly promotes to her students.
All in all, I don't think that The STAT!Ref Nursing is something that we could do without!
Our experience with TDS Health has been a very positive one in every way. Their customer service has always been very responsive to our requests. Accessing the content has been seamless, intuitive and easy.
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.
What makes me recommend Teton Data Systems and STAT!Ref to you? And why should my recommendation carry weight in your decision-making process of what digital resources you should purchase for your medical library with your precious, ever-so shrinking funding?
As a solo medical librarian for the past 10 years – first at a safety-net county hospital and now at the district acute-care hospital and healthcare system – one needs expert support from your medical digital resource vendors and one needs to have trust in them. I can say, that for these past 10 years - at both of these hospitals, I have had the greatest support from Shannon Glandt at Teton/STAT!Ref in providing timely, expert advice and resources at pricing that afforded our budgets the ability to sustain robust evidence-based resources… towards our goal of best patient outcomes. Bottom line? Best bang for your dollar. Incredible catalog of resources my docs want and my nurses need. And in the virtual world… these resources are in the pockets of my clinical library patrons. Volumes and volumes of the most sought-after references, and all accessible on their mobile devices. You have clinical questions? STAT!Ref has the resources with the answers. I wouldn’t have my medical library without STAT!Ref.
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.
TDS is very quick to respond to requests for help, whether for quotes, statistics, or help with access issues. Requests have been addressed – and issues usually resolved -- the same day.
I am quite pleased to comment on the STAT!Ref and Anatomy.tv (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.
Thank you for putting together such a user-friendly website. It's extremely instinctive and easy to use. Thank you for making research much easier!
STAT!Ref is a great tool. I use it a lot and so do the other students in my nursing course...
We love it and have used it for years–you emphasize books that are primarily used as reference texts and those are the best type for online access.
I am a pharmacy student at Butler and I am finding your database particularly useful in my class on clinical assessment. Having the integrated Stedman's Medical Dictionary has been a great tool or working on defining new terminology, completing pre-lab activities, and preparing for lab sessions. The interface is very user-friendly for the whole site and it is one that I am sure I will be using regularly as I move through the pharmacy program.
STAT!Ref is outstanding. Your program has been an invaluable resource for my care plans and drug research.