TAKING A CLINICAL MASTERY SERIES SELF-ASSESSMENT

With the Clinical Mastery Series, you can assess your understanding of the clinical sciences and evaluate your readiness for an NBME Clinical Science Subject Exam.

Overview

Self-assessments from the Clinical Mastery Series are designed for students taking an NBME Clinical Science Subject Exam. They feature multiple-choice questions on clinical science content typically covered during a clerkship or medical education course.

In addition to helping you gain a familiarity with NBME-style questions, the Clinical Mastery Series self-assessments enable you to:

  • Assess your medical knowledge or understanding of the clinical sciences
  • Target your studies using feedback that provides a breakdown of incorrectly answered questions by content category
  • View answer explanations to reinforce your knowledge and maximize study time
  • Translate your self-assessment score to an approximate score on the NBME Subject Exam score scale

Content

The Clinical Mastery Series covers the following content areas:

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

Format

There are multiple forms available for each of the Clinical Mastery Series content areas, with 50 multiple-choice questions per form. 

You can choose to take your self-assessment in either a standard-paced or self-paced format.

  • The standard-paced option mimics a live testing environment and gives you 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete your self-assessment.
  • The self-paced option increases this time limit to 5 hours.

Accessing Your Self-Assessment

Self-Assessments are delivered through the MyNBMESM Examinee Portal. You must log in to MyNBME to access a self-assessment and complete it within 90 days. You may sign off and resume/continue your self-assessment at any time during the 90 day period.


Fee

The Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment is available for $20. Visit the How to Purchase section to learn more about purchasing a self-assessment. 

 

How to Purchase

Follow the steps below to purchase a self-assessment from the Clinical Mastery Series.

  1. Go to the MyNBMESM Examinee Portal. Please use the latest edition of Chrome, Edge, or Firefox for the best online experience.
  2. Enter your log-in information on the MyNBME sign-in screen.
  3. If this is the first time you’re logging in to MyNBME, click First Time User to set up an account in the system.
  4. On the Homepage, use the Product Search to find your self-assessment.
  5. Click on the name of the product and select a form.
  6. Choose your preferred pacing mode (Standard or Self-paced).
  7. Click Add to Cart, and then follow the on screen prompts.
  8. Click Checkout to complete the transaction.
  9. Click the My Exams link to access your purchased assessment.

Score Reports

The Clinical Mastery Series score reports include the following:

  • A score interpretation guide with a conversion table that translates an assessment score to an approximated total score of the Subject Exam score scale
  • The ability to review answer explanations for all items
  • Longitudinal feedback provided when multiple assessments are completed

Resources

Watch the Unlocking Assessment Series to learn how other students approach NBME test questions.