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Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by Dawkter, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Dawkter

    Dawkter 5+ Year Member

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    Have senior residents started studying for this exam yet? Curious as to if anyone has tried the Pass Machine online course and would suggest it as a good alternative to the Jensen course.
     
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  3. Robotic Wis-Hipple

    Robotic Wis-Hipple ASA Member

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    True Learn. That test is not a big deal. The new sim exam sounds terrible though, glad I missed out on that.
     
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  4. Dr Stu

    Dr Stu Trimmer/Mower 10+ Year Member

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    Agreed, True Learn is the way to go
     
  5. AdmiralChz

    AdmiralChz ASA Member 7+ Year Member

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    Planning on using True Learn as well. Not looking forward to being a guinea pig on the OSCE/sim part, but at least with the first wave it'll likely have a very low fail rate.
     
  6. Shimmy8

    Shimmy8 ASA Member 5+ Year Member

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    Using True Learn and if I have time PM question bank and lectures along with ACE if any left over.

    Also, they published pass rate for last year, 93%!?!?!
     
  7. wickedskillz

    wickedskillz ASA Member 5+ Year Member

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    program is letting my buy books for oral / advanced boards. any specific focused board prep books stand out? I currenly own miller, m and m, barash, pre-existing disease
     
  8. AdmiralChz

    AdmiralChz ASA Member 7+ Year Member

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    On a recommendation from this board I got Yao and Artusio's text and it's great, just a bit heavy. I also have Faust, the newest edition is OK in my opinion but several of my classmates use it.
     
  9. Dawkter

    Dawkter 5+ Year Member

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    How many weeks do most people take to prepare for this?
     
  10. Physio Doc 2 Be

    Physio Doc 2 Be Supratentorial problems Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I get the impression the scale isn't measured in weeks.
     
  11. chewychew

    chewychew ASA Member 2+ Year Member

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    I am a current CA-3 and ordered the Pass Machine. I would recommend to Pass on their review course. The lectures are too superficial and don't provide the level of detail needed to answer practice questions that I see on true learn, ACE, or our ITE's.
     
  12. Thepassageofgas

    Thepassageofgas ASA Member 5+ Year Member

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    anyone know what percentage on True Learn qbank correlates with a likely pass on the actual test?
    thanks.
     
  13. acidbase1

    acidbase1 5+ Year Member

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    50th percentile is 62%... so pretty low
     
  14. Mman

    Mman Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    3 years of residency. Read about your patients/cases the night before and you will pass.
     

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