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As outlined by the NBME, the Advanced Clinical Examinations (ACE) are designed to evaluate examinees’ performance at the end of the medical school sub-internship during the third year of medical school. Residency program directors often use the results as a tool to assess the weaknesses and strengths of incoming residents.
According to the NBME Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Exam Content Outline, the exam covers the following topics:
*A subset of items across the organ systems includes content that focuses on resuscitation/trauma (~15%) and environmental/toxicologic disorders (~15%).
The Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam is made up of 110 items in traditional multiple choice, single best answer format as well as several sequential item sets.
The entire exam lasts for 2 hours and 45 minutes.