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Date Updated: May 29, 2014

Voucher Program for Self-Assessment Services

The NBME offers a variety of web-based self-assessments to domestic and international medical students and graduates for a fee. Here are the NBME Self-Assessment Services (NSAS) offered:

  • Comprehensive Basic Science, Clinical Science, and Clinical Medicine self-assessments allow examinees to evaluate their readiness to take Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®).
  • The Clinical Science Mastery Series allows examinees to gauge their comprehension of the clinical sciences covered during a clerkship or medical education course; self-assessments currently available are Clinical Neurology, Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery.
  • Self-assessments for the International Foundations of Medicine® (IFOM®) Clinical Science Examination are for examinees preparing to take that examination or for anyone wishing to evaluate their medical knowledge and understanding of clinical science considered essential internationally for the provision of safe and effective patient care.

The material presented in the self-assessments is provided by the NBME for educational purposes only. The self-assessments are not intended to predict performance. Rather, the self-assessments are intended to be used as a tool to determine a participant's relative areas of strengths and weakness in general topic areas. Performance feedback varies based on the type of self-assessment. Standard feedback includes diagnostic feedback, an assessment score and a score interpretation guide. Expanded feedback, in addition to an assessment score and interpretation guide, includes the total number of incorrect items by content category and the ability to review the text of incorrectly answered items. Click here to read more about the self-assessments and to view samples of the performance feedback.

NSAS Program

The NSAS Voucher Program is offered to medical schools, residency programs and other medical education organizations interested in purchasing self-assessments for their students. Institutions are able to:

  • Order vouchers for the self-assessment through an online NBME Store
  • Assign a specific form number to voucher IDs
  • Download prepaid voucher IDs and distribute them to students for requesting a self-assessment
  • Track the redemption of vouchers (redeemed versus unredeemed)
  • Track voucher expiration (voucher IDs are good for one year from the NBME date of issue)
  • Monitor the completion of self-assessments (not launched, launched or completed)
  • View performance feedback for completed self-assessments

A full description of this program is provided in the NSAS Voucher Program Guide. To schedule an informational webcast, contact us at nsas@nbme.org.

Voucher Fees - July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

The fees below are per voucher. A discount is applied when institutions purchase 50 or more standard feedback self-assessment vouchers.

Self-Assessment Standard-Feedback Expanded-Feedback
Comprehensive Basic Science, Clinical Science and Clinical Medicine $50.00 less than 50
$45.00 50 or more
$60.00
Clinical Science Mastery Series N/A $20.00
IFOM Clinical Science N/A $35.00

Voucher Fees – July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

The fees below are per voucher. A 10% discount is applied when institutions purchase 50 or more self-assessment vouchers.

Self-Assessment Standard-Feedback Expanded-Feedback
Comprehensive Basic Science, Clinical Science and Clinical Medicine $50.00 $60.00
Clinical Science Mastery Series N/A $20.00
IFOM Clinical Science N/A $35.00

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