Behavioral Science


General Principles of Foundational Science (1%–5%)

Behavioral Health (40%–45%)

   Normal processes

   Adaptive and maladaptive behavioral responses to stress and illness

   Patient adherence

   Psychotic disorders

   Anxiety disorders

   Mood disorders

   Somatic symptoms and related disorders

   Factitious disorders

   Eating disorders and impulse control disorders

   Disorders originating in infancy/childhood

   Personality disorders

   Psychosocial disorders/behaviors

   Substance use disorders

   Adverse effects of drugs

Nervous System & Special Senses (15%–20%)

   Normal processes Infectious, immunologic, and inflammatory disorders

   Degenerative disorders/amnestic syndromes

   Global cerebral dysfunction

   Movement disorders

   Paroxysmal disorders

   Sleep disorders

   Traumatic and mechanical disorders and disorders of increased intracranial pressure

   Congenital disorders

   Adverse effects of drugs on the nervous system

Multisystem Processes & Disorders (1%–5%)



Biostatistics, Epidemiology/Population Health, & Interpretation of the Medical Lit. (1%–5%)

Social Sciences, Including Communication and Medical Ethics & Jurisprudence (25%–30%)

Download Sample Items

Back to Subject Exams