OB/GYN Shelf Exam???

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  1. voltron77

    voltron77 4th year Medical Student
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    Anyone know of any good ways to prepare for the OB.GYN shelf exam?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!!!

    :idea: :luck: :rolleyes: :D ;) :cool: :sleep:
     
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  3. Anka

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    I used Blueprints, casefiles, pretest... which I think was overkill, but I did really well on the Shelf. Basically, I used Blueprints when I had big chunks of time to study, and casefiles/pretest when I was on call and expected to get interupted q5-10 minutes.

    Best,
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  4. lord_jeebus

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    I also used Blueprints, Case Files, Pretest. Wasn't crazy about Pretest but couldn't find better questions.
     
  5. MadameLULU

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    Echoing everyone else. I used Blueprints and CaseFiles. I did about 50 questions in Pretest and I had access to the ACOG's online questions. Did very well on the rotation.
     
  6. voltron77

    voltron77 4th year Medical Student
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    Madame LULU,

    How did you get access to ACOG's online questions?

    Voltron77 ;)
     
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    blueprints, case files, and pretest as well... completely adequate prep to do well on the SHELF
     
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    blueprints + case files = 95 on the test.
     
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    Read Eugene Toy's Case Files of Ob-Gyn + at least one other good source (I recommend Secrets of Ob-Gyn). You will have every topic covered between these.
     
  10. MadameLULU

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    my school pays for access, but there are a set of questions that are open to the public for free.
     
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    where are the free questions?
     
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    You have to register for free student membership on ACOG's website.
     
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    case files alone, if you have a good baseline reasoning skills during exams, will get you in the top 25% for every shelf exam
     
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    I always try to read multiple sources, but I didn't have time for that in OB and I just read through case files 3 or so times. I was so surprised that I felt prepared when I was taking the shelf. Haven't got the grades back, but I felt ok about it.
     
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    all i used was kaplan; it was pretty good
     
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    what do people think about the blueprints Q&A book or the NMS obs/gyn questions?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    Any thoughts on Beckmann's...the blue (previously light purple) textbook?
     
  18. voltron77

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    Took the shelf exam today and it was probably the most straight forward shelf exam I have ever taken! Thanks to everyone for their helpful hints and/or comments to this thread! Best of luck to everyone out there! :idea:
     
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    I used BRS, and it seemed pretty adequate.
     
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    is 2 weeks enough to study for the shelf? i havent started yet. am i screwed?
     
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    watd u use to study
     
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    Anyone try the kaplan qbank questions for ob gyn (I wanna save world for the real deal)? I heard there are like 150 or so. If you did let me know how they compared up. Thanks
     
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    i dont know how hard the shelf is... is 2 wks a decent amount of time to ace the shelf? has that ever been done or can i just forget about honoring
     
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    what are your thoughts on pretest and appleton and lange. whats wrong with them? are they not similar to the real deal?
     
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    Man, I took that thing last week. I just read blueprints and did the APOG question bank online. Maybe it was b/c this is my first shelf, but I felt worse than I did after Step 1 when I left the shelf. Do not underestimate it just because people say it is "straight forward".
     
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    did you read blueprints once? wow that freaks me out! i have my shelf in a few days
     
  27. PreMedAdAG

    PreMedAdAG I am so smart. S-M-R-T :)
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    bumping - test in 1.5 weeks - massive questions? or re-read blue prints?
     
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    bump. any advice?
     
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    I used only blueprints and case files. I did well on the exam, but didn't honor it. Looking back, I probably should have used Pretest to prepare for the type of qustions I'd see since it was my first shelf exam. I would still recommend blueprints and case files though. They were very helpful.
     
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    for those of you who honored the shelf, did you use anything besides blueprints and casefiles?
     
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    did anyone use first aid obgyn and find it useful??
     
  32. PreMedAdAG

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    bump. c'mon guys advice to prepare?

    we had the practical today - and it succcckkkkkked!
     
  33. OrnotMajestic

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    I have my oral exam tomorrow, as well as an in-house exam. My shelf is Friday, so I'll make sure to give a report when I'm done.

    I'm currently using First Aid and PreTest.
     
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    All I used was Kaplan Lecture Notes for Step II (1.5 days), no questions... and managed to pass the shelf by a good margin- which is worth 33% of our grade. I guess I just got a lot of clinical experience during my rotation.

    Anyways, don't take my advice, just thought I should throw that out there.
     

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