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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Amputation, Equipment and Assistive Technology
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Problems & Outcomes
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Applied and Basic Science
  • Patient Evaluation & Diagnosis

Information About the ABPMR Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Part 1 Exam

The PM&R Part 1 Examination is the first step to Board Certification and is a cumulative computer based exam designed to assess a mastery of education in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

The 2016 First-Time Takers pass rate for the PM&R Exam Part 1 was 93.52%.

What topics are covered on the ABPMR Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Part 1 Exam?

According to the ABPMR Part I Certification Examination Outline, the exam covers the topics below:

Class 1: Type of Problem / Organ System

  • Neurologic Disorders 30%
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine 32%
  • Amputation 5%
  • Medical Rehabilitation 8%
  • Rehabilitation Problems & Outcomes 15%
  • Basic Sciences 10%

Class 2: Focus of Question / Patient Management

  • Patient Evaluation & Diagnosis 31%
  • Electrodiagnosis 15%
  • Patient Management 32%
  • Equipment & Assistive Technology 10%
  • Applied Sciences 12%

How long is the ABPMR Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Part 1 Exam?

The test consists of 325 questions, divided into a morning section of 3 hours (165 questions) and an afternoon section of 3 hours (160 questions). The types of question will vary; some may test recall of facts while others ask for dissection of more sophisticated diagnostic or treatment evaluations.

ABPMR Part 1 Exam Tips

In addition to the BoardVitals PM&R Board Review Question Bank, it’s suggested that you also review these 100 free ABPMR Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation practice questions. They include retired questions from past PM&R board exams, but do not include rationales or explanations for the answers.