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What is the NBME? They’re the National Board of Medical Examiners. We guess you already knew that! They’re a not-for-profit and independent organization. They provide the public with top notch assessments of healthcare professionals. Their mission is to protect the health of the public. They also develop and manage the USMLE. It sounds exciting, doesn’t it? There’s more.
Together with the Federation of State Medical Boards and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates they cosponsor the USMLE. Individual boards may grant the license to practice medicine; however, the US accepts a USMLE pass for a candidate to demonstrate they’re competent to practice medicine. The NBME have a collection of online lessons for members interested in learning various topics relating to high quality assessments. If you’re a practicing medical practitioner, student or just curious to test your knowledge, take these tests and see if you’ve what it takes to develop your assessment skills.
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Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 2956   |  Last updated: Feb 29, 2016
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    A 28 year old woman comes to the physician for a health maintenance examination. During the interview, she tearfully tells the physician that she and her new husband are having problems. She says she wants to go out with friends, but he does not enjoy being with people, referring individual activities such as hiking. She says he seems indifferent to sexual intimacy and neither shows much emotion nor understands her feelings at all. Which of the following personality styles best explains the husband’s behavior?

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 2635   |  Last updated: Nov 15, 2012
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    A 2-year old girl takes oral cephalexin for treatment of Impetigo caused by group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus, Which of the following is the mechanism of action of this antibiotic in this patient?

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 2004   |  Last updated: Feb 29, 2016
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    A 25-year-old man comes to the physician because of a 4-day history of pain and burning with urination and frequent urinary urgency. He is sexually active and has several female partners; he does not use condoms. His temperature is 37°C (98.6°F). Urinalysis shows 2+ protein; cultures grow on chocolate agar. A Gram stain shows gram-negative diplococci. The organism causing this patient’s symptoms most likely produces which of the following virulence factors?

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 2107   |  Last updated: Nov 16, 2012
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    An 18-year-old man has had temperatures to 38.3°C (101°F), a sore throat, and cervical lymph node enlargement for 8 days. A latex agglutination test result for Epstein-Barr virus antibody is positive. Atypical cells with abundant lacey cytoplasm in the peripheral blood smear are most likely derived from which of the following types of cells?

NBME Questions & Answers

Which activity will be inhibited when the following patient is given appropriate pharmacotherapy?A previously healthy 32-year-old man is brought to the emergency department because of a...
The correct answer to this question is A. Alcohol dehydrogenase is a group of dehydrogenase enzymes, a class of zinc enzymes, that catalyze the oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols and facilitate the interconversion of alcohols and aldehydes w
Which of the following labeled response has the highest amount of calcium sequestration in sarcoplasmic reticulum? The tracing shows contractile responses of a skeletal muscle preparation...
The answer to this is A. You can see the amount of calcium based on how low the stimulus frequency is. If you would check the given figure, the lowest point of stimulus frequency is A which means that this is the answer. Stimulus frequency refers to
Which of the following histologic changes would be expected in this patient's adrenal glands? A 33-year-old woman comes to the physician because of a 16-kg (35-lb)weight gain during the past 6...
1. cortical hypertrophy.-the pituitary glands anterior lobe (adenohypophysis) is a true gland which produces and secretes six different hormones: thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh), adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth), follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh
Which of the following is the most appropriate therapy considering that the newborn can be carefully monitored for methemoglobinemia? A female newborn is delivered al 34 weeks gestation in an...
The answer is C. The most appropriate therapy for a female newborn that has been delivered at 34 weeks into the gestation period in an advanced care setting where special delivery systems are available where the diagnosis of persistent pulmonary hype