Hey guys, I’m currently an M2 attending a Caribbean Medical School. At the end of our basic sciences program, the school administers 3 NBME Subject/”Shelf” Exams (Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology). These 3 exams determine our eligibility to take the NBME CBSCE “COMP” exam which subsequently determines our eligibility to sit the USMLE Step 1.
As I understand it, not all schools administer these exams and as a result I’ve been hard pressed to find prep materials that are geared/targeted towards these exams. Furthermore, it seems that The way the questions (specifically the “Shelf”/Subject exams) are quite different in comparison to the standard Step 1/uWorld Question. If anybody could point me towards resources that are specifically geared towards the NBME Subject and COMP exams, I would be extremely grateful. Lastly, I do want to clarify that whilst our school refers to these exams as “SHELF” exams, I am referring to the NBME exams which are administered during pre-clinical years and not the NBME exams which most medical schools administer during clinical years.
Thanks in Advance!