Clerkship Shelf Exams

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BoardVitals Shelf Exams


There are 5,500 questions contained in the various shelf exam prep products, intended for use during the medical school clerkship rotations.    They are:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

Specific categories within each shelf exam are as follows:

Family Medicine:  Allergy / Immunology; Ambulatory Family Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease; Dermatology; Ear, Nose, Throat; Endocrinology/Metabolism; Ethics; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics and Palliative; Hematology; Infectious Disease; Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine; Nephrology; Neurology; Nutrition; OBGYN; Oncology; Pediatrics; Psychiatry; Pulmonary/Critical Care; Rheumatology/ Orthopedics; and, Statistics/Study Design.

Internal Medicine:  Allergy and Immunology; Cardiology; Dermatology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; General Internal Medicine; Hematology; Infectious Disease; Neurology; Oncology; Pulmonary; Renal; and, Rheumatology.

Neurology:  Behavioral, Cognitive, Psychiatric; Cerebrovascular; Child Neurology; Complications of Systemic Disease; Congenital; Cranial Nerves; Critical Care; Demyelinating Disorders; Epilepsy, Seizures; Headache; Movement Disorders; Neuroinfections; Neuromuscular; Neuro-Ophthalmology; Neurotoxicity, Nutrition, Metabolism; Oncology; Pain; Pregnancy; Sleep; and, Trauma.

OB/GYN:  Basic Science; Benign Breast; Co-existing Psychiatric Conditions; Congenital Abnormalities; Endocrinology; Endometriosis; Ethics; Family Planning; Fertility; Fetal Assessment; GYN – Abnormal Cytology; GYN – Abnormal Uterine Bleeding; GYN – Ectopic Pregnancy; GYN – Emergency Care; GYN – Major Surgeries; GYN – Ovarian Neoplasms; GYN – Pelvic Pain; GYN – PID; GYN – Sexually Transmitted Infections; Invasive Neoplasias; Minor Surgeries;/Hysteroscopy; OB -  Diabetes; OB – Hypertensive Disorders; OB – Induction of Labor; OB – Infections; OB – Intrpartum Care; OB – Multifetal Gestation; OB – Postpartum Care; OB – Prenatal Diagnosis and Care; OB – Preterm Labor; Osteoporosis; Postoperative Care; Ultrasound and Imaging; and, Vulvar Disorders. 

Pediatrics:  Adolescent and Gynecology; Cardiovascular Disorders; Cognitive; Congenital Heart Disease; Connective Tissue Diseases; Critical Care; Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs; Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System; Diseases of the Nervous System and Special Senses; Diseases of the Respiratory System; Disorders of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues; Emergency/Trauma; Endocrine; ENT; Eye; Fetus and Newborn; Fluids and Electrolytes; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Growth and Milestones; Immunologic Disorders; Infectious Disease; Mental Disorders; Metabolic; Nutrition; Poisoning/Toxicology; Preventive Care; Renal, Urinary, and Male Reproductive Systems; Sports Medicine; and, Stats/Study Design.

Psychiatry:  Clinical Aspects of Child, Infant, and Adolescent Disorders; Clinical Aspects of Adjustment Disorders; Clinical Aspects of Anxiety Disorders; Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders; Clinical Aspects of Impulse Control; Clinical Aspects of Mood Disorders; Clinical Aspects of Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders; Clinical Aspects of Substance Abuse Disorder; Development; Disorders Due to General Medical Condition; Dissociative Disorders; Epidemiology and Statistics; Factition Disorder; Neurology; Non-Pharmacological Treatments; Personality Disorders; Psychology, Sociology, Politics, and Ethics; Psychopharmacology; Sexual and Gender Disorders; Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders; Treatment of Anxiety Disorder; Treatment of Child, Infant, Adolescent Disorders; Treatment of Eating Disorders; Treatment of Mood Disorders; Treatment of Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders; and, Treatment of Substance Related Disorders.

Surgery:  Abdominal and Abdominal Vascular Injury; Acid-Base, Fluid and Electrolytes; Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation; Airway Management; Blunt and Penetrating Neck Injuries; Breast; Burns; Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeries; Common Procedures in the ICU; Delerium, Alcohol Withdrawal, and Psychiatric Disorders; Diagnostic Imaging, Ultrasound, and Interventional Radiology; Esophagus, Stomach, and Duodenum; Ethics, End of Life, and Organ Retrieval; Extremes of Age; Gallbladder and Pancreas; Incarcerated Hernias; Infectious Disease; Liver and Spleen; Obesity and Bariatric Surgery; Orthopedic and Hand Surgery; Pharmacology and Antibiotics; Respiratory and Cardiovascular Physiology; Sepsis and the Inflammatory Response to Injury; Small Intestine, Appendix, and Colorectal; Sft Tissue and Necrotizing Infection; Statistics; Transfusion, Hemostasis, Coagulation; Urologic and Gynecologic Surgery; Vascular; and, Venous Thromboembolism.

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In the Shelf Exams test prep resources, all 5500 questions include answers and detailed explanations.  Timed Mode and Review Mode are available.   Individualized question recommendations based on student performance are generated by the product.

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