BoardVitals – NBDE, USMLE, NBME and Medical Specialty Tests

Posted May 28th 2015

The Baylor Health Sciences Library is pleased to now offer access to BoardVitals, a high-quality, effective and powerful board review tool from STAT!Ref. The resource includes a test bank of expert reviewed board questions, answers with up-to-date explanations from the literature, and detailed feedback and assessment of your progress broken down by subject areas.

Get Started with BoardVitals by Registering for an Account
• To access the resource, please register for an account with your,, or email address.
• Click the signup button and the system will send a validation e-mail.
• Check your e-mail and click on the validation link in the e-mail.
• Once registered for an account, you may log in to the resource, or via the NBDE I guide, NBDE II guide or TAMHSC-COM Clerkship guide.

*Note: If you have already registered for an account, simply log in to your account.* A message may appear letting you know you have unconfirmed subscriptions. Click ‘resend confirmation email,’ open your email and accept the subscriptions.*

BoardVitals: NBDE I and II
BoardVitals offers over 1,000 review questions and detailed explanations for the National Board Dental Exam I and over 800 questions for the National Board Dental Exam II. Questions are written to be challenging and cover both the basic science and dental components tested in NBDE I and material specific to the NBDE II.

BoardVitals: USMLE Steps 1 – 3
BoardVitals offers over 1500 USMLE Step 1, over 900 Step 2 and over 1200 Step 3 board review questions. Each question comes with a detailed explanation that serves as a mini-lecture for reviewing key content.

BoardVitals: Shelf Exams
BoardVitals offers 5100 challenging Shelf Exam questions targeted for use during clerkship rotations. The questions have been specifically adapted for the Medical School Student Level and include thousands of multiple choice questions (MCQ), vignettes, and long form questions.

BoardVitals: Medical Specialty Boards
BoardVitals is the leading test preparation platform for the Medical Specialties. Question banks, containing thousands of questions, for the following 17 medical board specialties are included: Cardiology, Child Psychiatry, Dermatology, Echo, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Family Medicine, GI, Internal Medicine, Neurology, OBGYN, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Vignettes, Radiology and Surgery. For more information please see this brief video.

BoardVitals Features
•Decreased study time with everything organized under one platform and the best questions to study listed up front and continuously updated
•The ability to create customized practice tests using many options including number of questions, subjects and more
•Advanced statistics so users can know where their strengths and weaknesses are, with suggested questions based on their performance
•Detailed, up-to-date explanations with each answer, with references and links to applicable sources
•The very best questions brought together from the leading medical publishers, research institutions and practicing clinicians
•24-hour access anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet or computer

If you have any questions or would like additional information about BoardVitals, please contact the Library at 214-828-8151 or email us at



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