Anyone taking the ONC exam in October??

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    Anyone else?? I am studying up, taking it October 15th. It was my new years resolution this year (I get $1 raise, yippee), and it is going fairly well so far. I work in a trauma/ortho unit, so I see all the trauma stuff that is covered, but have no experience with knee/hip replacements, etc. Non-trauma stuff. But, I can be taught (Or so I think).

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    Quote from alyca
    Anyone else?? I am studying up, taking it October 15th. It was my new years resolution this year (I get $1 raise, yippee), and it is going fairly well so far. I work in a trauma/ortho unit, so I see all the trauma stuff that is covered, but have no experience with knee/hip replacements, etc. Non-trauma stuff. But, I can be taught (Or so I think).
    The exam covers a lot of material and it seems there is no way anyone could readily be familiar with everything (peds, onc, joints, etc.) I read the entire core curric. and took each test at the end and just kept reviewing my weaknesses. There is a lot of content about TJR but it can easily be reviewed. The exam is difficult--4 hours long-200 questions. Just take your time and you will pass
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    I've taken and passed the ONC exam three times. I did it instead ofgetting all the CEs at about $10 a point.

    I took the core curriculum. Its a hugh book done in outline form. Then for each chapter in my mind's eye I chose a physician I admire and mentally walked through the procedures with him. You would e surprised that things you thoght were gone, but suddenly they reappear on review.

    The first test there were over 500 people, the second maybe 250 and the 3rd there were about 20....it's been since 99 so Im a little dusty there. Each time I finished first and there was a long period when no one else did. I took Inactive state this year so I am an ONCr from now on out.

    PS It's the hardest test I ever took counting SAT, school, State Boards, and the MCAT.


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