Our exams focus on assessing the relevant knowledge gained during specific clinical practice experiences. We recommend that End of Rotation exams be used in conjunction with other evaluation modalities such as preceptor evaluations, and that students receive learning objectives and resource guides sufficiently in advance of the exam.
The exam content is reflective of the specific blueprints and topic lists identified for that clinical practice experience or rotation. Questions are typically presented in vignette format so that the exam can better assess students’ capacity for problem solving and critical thinking.
Version 4: Blueprints & Topic Lists
|Emergency Medicine||Blueprint||Topic List|
|Family Medicine||Blueprint||Topic List|
|General Surgery||Blueprint||Topic List|
|Internal Medicine||Blueprint||Topic List|
|Psychiatry & Behavioral Health||Blueprint||Topic List|
|Women’s Health||Blueprint||Topic List|
To give you an idea of the quality of the exams, we’ve developed a sample Family Medicine End of Rotation™ exam with 25 questions. This sample exam was developed through the same process used to create the full exams, so question difficulty and style is directly comparable to what your students will see in the full exams.
A 66-year-old woman with a history of diabetes, hypertension, and a 50-pack-a-year smoking history is evaluated for dyspnea. On examination she has distended neck veins, tachycardia with distant heart sounds, and pulsus paradoxus. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
- A. Acute coronary syndrome
- B. Cardiac tamponade
- C. Pericarditis
- D. Infective endocarditis
- E. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
If a student answers a question incorrectly, they receive keyword feedback to help them identify areas that require further study. Keyword feedback is aggregated on their post-exam score report and does not indicate the specific question the student marked incorrectly or provide specific answers.
If a student answered the example question above incorrectly, the keyword feedback on their score report would be:
- Cardiology: Diagnosis, Cardiac tamponade