During the last years of Medical School, the Psychiatry clinical clerkship exams (or shelf exams) are given by the NBME to ascertain readiness.
A couple of documents helpful as references while studying:
Use our timed exams to make sure that you’re keeping pace – this is one thing that we hear over and over again. The exam is fast-paced and difficult, so make sure you have plenty of experience in those conditions. From students we’ve interviewed, there can be extra details in the question, and the distractors will be close. Try answering the question before looking at the answer choices. Try this when practicing with our questions, as well as when you’re in the actual exam. The exam is scored in percentiles to determine pass/fail, so make sure that you’re scoring well in the average or above.