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The race for residency spots in the United States is becoming more competitive year after year. One of the major criteria that program directors have used over the years in selecting between potential candidates are USMLE exam scores. Therefore, medical students and graduates are putting more effort into preparing for the exams in all intuitive ways to achieve the highest scores possible. Wikidoc scholars have explored a new way to be well prepared for the USMLEs and that is to be able to write an board exam question. It takes higher scorers to make this kind of effort.
 
The race for residency spots in the United States is becoming more competitive year after year. One of the major criteria that program directors have used over the years in selecting between potential candidates are USMLE exam scores. Therefore, medical students and graduates are putting more effort into preparing for the exams in all intuitive ways to achieve the highest scores possible. Wikidoc scholars have explored a new way to be well prepared for the USMLEs and that is to be able to write an board exam question. It takes higher scorers to make this kind of effort.
  
==Who Can Contribute==
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==How Can Wikidoc Meet those Needs==
* Medical students , graduates, faculty members, medical school instructors and professors are highly encouraged to participate in the board review questions project.
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Wikidoc scholars board review project has several goals, and some of those are:
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* Train medical students and graduates on how to be an author for a question, which requires more thought process and knowledge than merely taking the test, therefore it prepares them for higher scores on exam.
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* Provide a rich resource for medical students and graduates preparing for the boards
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* Provides opportunities for wikidoc scholars on campus to exchange knowledge, strategies and test-taking skills
  
 
==Main Categories of Board Review Questions==
 
==Main Categories of Board Review Questions==

Revision as of 22:27, 16 August 2013

WikiDoc Board Review
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Charmaine Patel, M.D. [2]; Aarti Narayan, M.B.B.S [3]; Raviteja Guddeti, M.B.B.S. [4]; Gonzalo A. Romero, M.D.[5]; Rim Halaby, M.D. [6]; Mahmoud Sakr, M.D. [7]; Mugilan Poongkunran M.B.B.S [8]; Vendhan Ramanujam M.B.B.S [9]; Ayokunle Olubaniyi, M.B,B.S [10]

Overview

Board review questions project is designed to train medical students and graduates to write an efficient board review question. It enables the potential examinee to step up from merely answering questions to being authors for those kinds of questions. It certainly requires sufficient medical knowledge and a passion for teaching. The process starts by reviewing several resources on the tested material, then following several steps of forming a solid stem for the question, a solid one correct answer and good distractors. Wikidoc has strict rules and regulations against plagiarism. Board review questions are reviewed and discussed by wikidoc scholars in weekly sessions prior to uploading them on the website.

Statement of Need

The race for residency spots in the United States is becoming more competitive year after year. One of the major criteria that program directors have used over the years in selecting between potential candidates are USMLE exam scores. Therefore, medical students and graduates are putting more effort into preparing for the exams in all intuitive ways to achieve the highest scores possible. Wikidoc scholars have explored a new way to be well prepared for the USMLEs and that is to be able to write an board exam question. It takes higher scorers to make this kind of effort.

How Can Wikidoc Meet those Needs

Wikidoc scholars board review project has several goals, and some of those are:

  • Train medical students and graduates on how to be an author for a question, which requires more thought process and knowledge than merely taking the test, therefore it prepares them for higher scores on exam.
  • Provide a rich resource for medical students and graduates preparing for the boards
  • Provides opportunities for wikidoc scholars on campus to exchange knowledge, strategies and test-taking skills

Main Categories of Board Review Questions

There are several broad categories which should be the focus for editors writing a board review question. Those include the following:

  • Making a diagnosis
  • Ordering diagnostic tests
  • Ordering treatment
  • Identifying risk
  • Interpreting data
  • Directing patient management
  • Identifying clinical features
  • Recognizing pathology

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