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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Family Practice Board Recertification

My Family Medicine recertification exam in coming up, August 1, 2008. My husband and I are both taking the test in Maitland, Florida. We both took the initial exam and have been recertified after seven years and it's coming up on eight years now. I am bored studying for my board exam. This is the first year it will be all computerized. I want to read a few a review questions everyday. Real life seems to be getting in the way of this goal. Its been a few weeks since I've opened a book. As anyone knows who has taken a professional exam in any discipline, the information we need to review does not seem to apply to our real life professions. The discussions, sometimes, are just flat out wrong. I disagree with nearly almost every discussion following the question.

Here is an example. It is common to have a question about the cause of acne on FP exams. The test question wants you to associate acne with the causative bacteria. Chocolate would be a wrong answer. The discussion clearly states that acne is not caused by sweets and treats. Now in real life I had an adult acne problem. I found out I was sensitive to sugar. I eliminate sugar and my skin clears up. Its frustrating to invest time into "learning test questions" and "wrong and useless information."

Do you want to even know what I think of the obstetrics and the handful of breastfeeding questions in my review books? GRrrrrr.

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