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SJSM Exam Changes: Prequal and Core Clerkships

April 06, 2016
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In the beginning of the year the school introduced the NBME Family Practice Core Clerkship Exam administered at Prometric centers. This was introduced as a test with the ultimate goal of instituting the relevant NBME assessment to all six core clerkships, replacing the in-house exam. The administration of the school has found the test successful and has decided that students who start a core clerkship rotation on or after April 1, 2016 will be requiredto take the corresponding NBME subject exam.

The school feels that the NBME exams will offer a more accurate assessment of a student’s progress in the core clerkship rotations. The NBME exam will be weighted at 25% of a student’s final grade in the relevant core rotation. A $150 exam fee will be applied for each core rotation NBME exam.

The Examination Committee of the school has also approved the full exam change for the prequalification exam from an internal exam to a proctored NBME exam administered by the Prometric centers. The prequal will be the NBME Basic Science Comprehensive Exam and the passing score will be the equivalent of the USMLE Step 1 passing score.

Any student wanting to be certified after May 1, 2016 for the USMLE Step 1 will have to have a passing score from this exam that is not older than 30 days from at the time of the USMLE certification. The fee to take this exam will be $150. The process of signing up will remain the same.

Exams will be available every 2 weeks; however, the deadline to sign up will be more than 5 weeks prior to the exam, so plan accordingly!

To sign up for the NBME exam, head over here.

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