Category Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: Shelf Exams
Oct
3

5 Podcasts For The Road

I spent a pretty ridiculous amount of time driving while I was on the residency interview trail, and I unfortunately didn’t have an unlimited data plan or much space on my phone, but these would’ve been monumentally helpful to have back then! Check out…

Feb
19

Review: COMQUEST COMAT QBank

COMQUEST'S New COMAT qBanks

Pixie did a wonderful job on her review of the new COMAT question banks for COMQUEST, so I’ll be attempting to cover things that weren’t mentioned (or reaffirming the aspects that I also agreed with)! Question Banks There are 6 different subjects available…

Feb
8

Review: COMQUEST’s New COMAT qBank

COMQUEST'S New COMAT qBanks

COMQUEST started 2016 with a bang by rolling out a new question bank just for COMAT shelf exams – and asked us at FMStudent to test it out! The Basics COMQUEST completely re-designed their portal to provide a better user experiences. As a former…

Dec
18

Preventive Care: 3 Easy Ways to Learn for the FM Shelf

Preventive Medicine for the Family Med Shelf

I’m terrible at memorization, so when I realized preventive care questions were on the shelf I wanted to punch someone. Turns out it’s not as difficult to learn as it may seem. Whether you’re learning for your shelf, or want to look clever on your FM rotation,…

Sep
4

How Do I Study for the Family Med Shelf?

If, like myself, you’re scheduled to do your Family Medicine rotation early in the year, preparing for the COMAT (the DO version of shelf exams) can be daunting. You have to learn a little bit of everything: pediatrics, internal med, OB and geriatrics with…

Aug
8

How To Prepare for your COMAT / Shelf Exams

COMAT / Shelf Exams If you’re reading this, welcome to third year:  a magical time that will make you remember why you applied to med school in the first place.  The most important thing to remember about third year is that you are…