Town Hall Q&A 12/13/2021


Why are we still taking our NBME Shelf exams on Zoom?

(As all students in clinic are vaccinated and are comfortable wearing masks, I am confused why everything is back to person except for the high stakes NBME exams. The practice of using Zoom is tiring and makes the exams often an hour longer to get everyone checked in and many people run into technical difficulties. The stress of Zoom NBME exams is unnecessary, and I am wondering why there are still no options to take these exams in person.)


Thank you for the question.  There is a lot of items to consider when changing the testing process, and the curriculum, testing and student affairs offices need a bit more time to answer your question.  Stay tuned, and we’ll have an answer for you as soon as we can.  In the meantime, if you have any problems with the testing technology, please contact Mr Francisco Linares, the testing and services assistant.  He has a lot of knowledge in assisting students and has been very successful in problem-solving with them.