“I used the online BoardVitals and found that the 600+ questions for my specialty were pretty comprehensive with answers to each question and a convenient monitoring of my progress. I could choose as short or long a test as desired and then review missed questions to hone areas requiring more review. It is also quite affordable and perhaps most importantly really preps you for test-taking skills.”Steven Taylor
The Gastroenterology Maintenance of Certification Examination is strictly multiple choice GI questions with the single best answer – focused primarily on patient scenarios. The First-Time Takers Pass Rate in 2015 was 88%. Based on survey findings from the AGA, the best mode of improving performance on the exam is taking more questions.
To familiarize yourself with ABIM exam question format, we recommend reviewing the ABIM's Subspecialty MOC exam tutorial.
The BoardVitals Gastroenterology MOC question bank follows the ABIM Gastroenterology MOC Exam Blueprint as follows:
Be prepared to see lab results, videos, and images. Our question bank provides these for practice on the relevant media formats. We suggest the Mayo Clinic GI and Hepatology Board Review book to use in conjunction with our question banks. We cite references on many of the questions and suggest a companion GI board book for additional reading.
The exam is comprised of up to 240 multiple choice questions (MCQ) in single best answer format. The exam will take approximately 10 hours which is divided into four sessions. Each session contains up to 60 questions.
This exam is long. We suggest testing yourself with practice questions in timed mode to simulate actual exam conditions.