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BoardVitals is a physician-run company that covers many of the board and certification exams for Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Technicians, and Pharmacists. Hundreds of institutions and over 30,000 practitioners have used BoardVitals for their test prep needs.

Users receive access to thousands of high-quality board review questions that have been extensively reviewed. In addition to the bank of questions, we also provide:

  • Updated explanations (to help you fully understand the question)
  • Content updates made every 24-48 hours based on user feedback
  • Detailed feedback and assessment (to track your progress by subject area)
  • A determination of the difficulty of the question (based on an assessment of how your peers did with the same question)
  • Dashboards that help you compare yourself to the national pass rate for board and certification exam
  • Full-length practice exams
  • Timed mode to simulate real test conditions
  • Helpful study tips
  • Convenient study guides (to further fine-tune your understanding of the test material)
  • Updated blog entries offering additional study tips and other useful information that cover the most recent changes to exam formats

For Institutions:

  • Send exams to students
  • Automatically identify areas for curriculum improvement

Note: A free subscription is offered to any user who fails to pass his or her exam after using the resources available from BoardVitals.

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An Insider’s Guide to the Pathology Boards

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Is Medical School a Million Dollar Mistake?

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Why You Need Help Passing Your Board Exam

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There are many challenges associated with taking and passing the medical board exam. If you are a would-be physician with only the board exam standing ...
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Ever wonder what's in a Radiologist's bag? Besides your favorite tibia selfie? Favorite submitted Radiologist comment on this post: 'I find thi ...
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Ever wonder what's in a Psychiatrist's bag? (besides your favorite stress ball?) Check out Board Vitals' Psychiatry and Psychiatry Vignette questio ...
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Ever wonder what's in a Pediatrician's bag? Every pediatrician walks around with a box of clown noses, right??? Other Pediatrician Humor from the W ...
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