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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

What to Expect on NBEO Part I Exam Day

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 25, 2016 8:39:17 AM

With NBEO Part I fast approaching, we want to ensure that you are completely prepared for what to expect during the ABS (Applied Basic Science) exam so that there aren’t any surprises come testing day!

We want you to know what to expect on NBEO Exam Day!

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Topics: NBEO, Testing, NBEO Part I

Strategies for Answering NBEO Questions

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 15, 2016 11:09:29 AM

Are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed by the length of the NBEO and the amount of knowledge you’ll be tested on for the upcoming Part 1 exam?

Does test anxiety tend to keep you from achieving the results that reflect how much effort you put into your studies? We all know that the best way to improve your chances of success is to study carefully and fully understand the material; however, even well-prepared students can make silly mistakes on a multiple-choice exam, or can fall prey to distractors that appear very similar to the correct answer.  

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Topics: NBEO

NBEO Scores are Out! Now Celebrate!

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

After years of preparation, months of studying, and weeks of waiting for the results, NBEO Part II scores were finally released! I’m sure you all did a fabulous job and passed with flying colors!

You are now one step closer to graduation and becoming a doctor; how exciting is that?! Now it’s time to celebrate your hard work; you deserve it!

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Topics: NBEO, Stress, Test Scores

NBEO STUDY TOOL:  "No Surprises and I was Able to Practice"

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 7, 2016 10:46:53 AM

I felt OptoPrep was a great preparation for Part 2. There were no surprises and I was able to practice the computer format before the actual format. I felt it was worth every penny.

OptoPrep does a great job and I am glad that I did it.

Tina, AZCOPT

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Topics: NBEO, Testimonials, Studying

Keep Calm and Pass the NBEO

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

NBEO Part 2 is only a couple of days away! You’ve been studying hard over the past few months to prepare for this test, you’ve had many late nights trying to juggle study time and your clinic schedule, an you’ve sacrificed spending time with your friends and family, all to make sure you are fully ready for this big day. And you are! You are smart. You are prepared. And you will do great! 

We’ve put together a few tips for you to keep you on top of your game come test day, help you manage the inevitable stress and nervousness that will ensue, and to increase your chances of successfully passing the NBEO Part 2. Good luck!

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Topics: NBEO, Stress, Testing

NBEO Part II Test Day: What to Expect

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 23, 2015 8:48:00 AM

With NBEO Part II fast approaching, we want to ensure that you are completely prepared for what to expect during the PAM (Patient Assessment and Management) exam so that there aren’t any surprises come testing day!

Where/When to Report

All candidates will receive a verification email from Pearson VUE indicating the date, time, and location of their examination. The Part II exam is offered to each student on one of two dates, either December 1st, 2015 or December 3rd, 2015. The starting time for the exam will vary depending on the appointment you have scheduled with Pearson VUE. Each candidate should arrive to the exam center 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment to allow adequate time for the check-in procedures. Candidates who arrive more than 15 minutes after their scheduled appointment times will be denied admission and are not eligible for a refund of the exam fee. 

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Topics: NBEO, Testing