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Everything You Need to Know About NBEO® Part II

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 7, 2019 10:28:35 AM

NBEO® Part II (also known as PAM – Patient Assessment & Management) is typically administered to optometry students in December of their 4th academic year.

For months prior to the examination, you will hear everyone talking about NBEO; what the exam entails, how many questions there are, what types of questions you’ll see, how the test is administered, etc., so we decided to put together a quick cheat-sheet with everything you need to know!

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part II

What's New with NBEO® for 2019?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM
The goal of NBEO ® testing is to assess the cognitive, psychomotor, affective, and communication skills that are essential for entry-level optometric practice. As the profession of optometry is constantly evolving, the NBEO ® has to adapt to these changes to ensure that new optometrists are competent in all areas of practice no matter where they choose to live and work. With that being said, there are several new updates from the NBEO ® that will be taking effect this year. 
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Topics: NBEO

Everything You Need to Know for Part II Test Day

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 29, 2018 8:25:57 AM

NBEO® Part II test day is fast approaching! You've been studying for months now to do your best on the exam, but are you prepared for exactly what happens at the testing center come test day? Continue reading to make sure you are completely ready for all things NBEO® !

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part II

5 Tips for Conquering Multiple Choice Exams for the NBEO

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 18, 2018 8:44:59 PM

With NBEO Part 2 coming up quickly, and Part 1 shortly thereafter, we've come up with some quick tips to keep in mind to help you conquer multiple choice exams.

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part I, NBEO Part II

Ruling Allows Lawsuit Against NBEO to Proceed

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jul 26, 2018 8:06:38 AM

Were you part of the suspected NBEO security breach last year? 

Many students and doctors of optometry had their personal information stolen and used to apply for credit and debit cards, most notably, an Amazon card through Chase Bank.

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Security Breach

New NBEO Updates for 2018

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 3, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Over the past couple of months, NBEO has made several updates in regards to exam eligibility, diagnostic score reports, and the addition of a new procedures examination. Let's review the details...

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Have you heard the news? NBEO® preparation just got that much better!

Posted by Kathryn Jack on Dec 21, 2017 12:07:25 PM

Hello OptoPrep Friends! It sure has been a busy year here at OptoPrep. As the year comes to a close, we have enjoyed reflecting on the exciting happenings of the year and are inspired while we plan even more new and exciting things for 2018!

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Topics: NBEO, Apps, NBEO Part I, Announcements

NBEO Part II- What to Expect on Test Day

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 5, 2016 11:35:49 AM

With NBEO Part II coming up this week, we want to ensure that you are completely prepared for what to expect during the PAM (Patient Assessment and Management) examination so that you show up with everything you need, understand the process, and feel comfortable with how the day will proceed. We don't want any surprises come NBEO test day that can throw you off your game! 

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part II

The New NBEO Part 1

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Aug 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As you are likely aware, the NBEO is changing the format of the Part 1 Applied Basic Science (ABS) examination. The final paper-and-pencil (PNP) version will be administered in August 2016, then to be replaced by the computer-based test (CBT) format beginning in March 2017. In addition to transitioning to a computer-based format, there are a few more differences that you should be aware of. 

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part I

NBEO Part 1 is DONE!

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 17, 2016 8:06:05 AM

After months of studying and preparing for Part 1 of NBEO can you believe that it is finally over?!

All those long days studying at the library without even showering or putting normal clothes on, all those nights you stayed up well into the morning trying to memorize all of the details of the visual pathway, all of those fast food meals you ate because you didn’t have enough time to cook a real meal, and all those opportunities you missed to hang out with your friends and family because you had a study session have finally come to an end! Now how do you feel? Relieved? Tired? Happy? Nervous?

And what are you now going to do with a little extra free time (until the next set of exams comes around)? We’ve come up with a few ideas to help you celebrate and get your life back on track! 

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part I



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