Dembitz 2,348 Views
Joined Mar 5, '09.
Posts: 51 (39% Liked)
nlt, I don't have enough posts to PM. Here's the long response I wrote out for you.
Ok, so background. Academically, I was close to a 4.0 student, and I'm one of those people who's freakishly good at standardized tests. I really thought the content was overall pretty straightforward. Again, they're not out to trick you. It's an exam testing you on entry-level content for the field, and unlike the adult primary care exam (I'm also ANP-BC), it's on a pretty discrete set of information.
I did the primary care section in the Kelsey book and listened to the Fitzgerald CD, but I didn't focus too much on this area. Look at the exam breakdown -- primary care is about 7% of the test, so maybe 10ish questions. Studying all of primary care for ten questions is fairly ridiculous. Know the common things and how to manage them, but spend the bulk of your time on normal and abnormal ob/gyn. Also, make sure you know some basic things about what can go wrong with boy parts, as that's also fair game in as much as it's a problem that has an impact on female patients (so, STIs and conditions that cause infertility). Definitely know contraception and who's a candidate for what, vaginosis/vaginitis dx and tx, normal and abnormal pregnancy changes. The pharm stuff, at least for me, was mostly related to women's health, so I didn't have may/any questions about primary care drugs. So basically, my experience lined up exactly with the candidate's guide on the NCC website.
Let me know if you have other questions! There aren't many of us who take this exam, so there's not a lot of information out there.
Easier than expected. About 5 questions in, I was pretty sure I was going to pass. I finished in under an hour, but I'm FAST and a very good standardized test taker.
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