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According to the ABO, the Ophthalmology Written Qualifying Exam is designed to test the basic science and clinical knowledge of candidates who have passed an accredited ophthalmology education program. The WQE must be passed in order to be admitted to sit for the Oral Exam.
The exam content is distributed in the following percentages as outlined in the ABO Written Qualifying Exam Content Outline, and our question bank follows suit:
The WQE is a one day exam lasting approximately 5 hours, which includes a tutorial and break time.
The WQE is made up of 250 multiple-choice questions in single best answer format.
According to the AOBOO, the Ophthalmology Written Qualifying Exam is designed to test the candidate on their understanding of the basic scientific bases of the problems involved in ophthalmology, familiarity with the current advances in ophthalmology, and possession of sound judgment and high degree of skill in the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involved in the practice of these specialties.
The exam content is outlined in the AOBOO Exam Table of Specifications, and our question bank follows suit:
The format of the questions may include, but not be limited to multiple choice and short answer essay.