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NBME Subject Examinations (Shelf Exams)


NBME


The NBME offers standardized, objective, discipline-based exams for use in assessment throughout the medical school curriculum. These exams are designed to provide institutions with effective evaluation tools and useful examinee performance data that can be compared with a large representative group of examinees at the same stage of training. Subject exams are developed and reviewed by committees of content experts following the same rigorous protocol used to build Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®).

Subject exams are available in the basic sciences listed below.  Use the outlines provided to ensure that subject material deemed important by the NBME is appropriately represented in your course.


Basic Science (Content Outline & Sample Items)


Behavioral Science

Neuroscience

Biochemistry

Pathology

Anatomy & Embryology

Pharmacology

Histology & Cell Biology

Physiology

Microbiology

Comprehensive Basic Science

NBME


The NBME offers standardized, objective, discipline-based exams for use in assessment throughout the medical school curriculum. These exams are designed to provide institutions with effective evaluation tools and useful examinee performance data that can be compared with a large representative group of examinees at the same stage of training. Subject exams are developed and reviewed by committees of content experts following the same rigorous protocol used to build Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®).

Subject exams are available in the clinical sciences listed below.  Use the outlines provided to ensure that subject material deemed important by the NBME is appropriately represented in your clerkship.


Clinical Science (Content Outline & Sample Items)


Neurology

Pediatrics

Family Medicine

Psychiatry

Medicine

Surgery

OB/GYN

Comprehensive Clinical Science

Using Shelf Scores as part of Final Course/Clerkship Scores

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