Summary Blog American Board of Radiology Core Exam: My Perspective
- Question banks for ABR Core Exam: Blog summarizes the resources I'm aware of.
- ABR Practice Exam Questions: These are very representative of the exam! Highly recommend.
- General Q Banks
- Webinars: Face The Core (Live; recorded are also available)
- Qevlar General 2100 questions (anytime). Highly recommend.
- RadPrimer 7000 questions (anytime). Highly recommend.
- Nuclear Medicine:
- 100 Nuclear Medicine Cases Webinar (May). Helpful.
- Qevlar Nuclear Medicine 300 questions (anytime). Helpful
- ABR Medical Physics Sample Questions.
- RadPhex. Very good questions if you can get a hold of the old copies.
- Huda book and online. I did the book and it was excellent.
- Quality and Safety: Review from Stanford on YouTube
- RSNA/AAPM Physics Modules: These are good starting point.
Live In-Person Lectures (Board Reviews)
Check my summary blog for details. In general:
- I love flashcards. I cut up printing paper into 1/16 (keep folding it), hole punch one corner and keep them in 1 inch rings. I write and draw all facts, images, etc and review them everyday.
- I study subjects at random, rather than by subject to avoid over / under emphasizing the last 3 months leading up to the boards
- if you're a 3rd year resident, and I had to do it again, I would go through The Core book (there is a pdf version) and make flashcards of each chapter and review the flashcards regularly. The Core has 90-95% that you need to know for the exam, but presented in an easy-to-read fashion. The last three months, I would do the 10,000 MCQ, do the Huda physics, do Face The Core session, UCSF videos and study my flashcards.
- Take breaks!
- Do something to help you focus. I started meditating and still do now. But, I presume you could also exercise, do yoga, etc.
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