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Watch the BoardVitals video above to learn more about this dynamic resource for board exam preparation.

BoardVitals question banks offer 24-hour access from your phone, tablet and computer to a huge database of expert reviewed exam questions.


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USMLE and Shelf Exam Prep

Washington University has access to BoardVitals, a high-quality, effective and powerful exam review tool. You have access to test banks to help prepare for Shelf Exams for seven medical specialties and the USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3.



Click the register button and follow the simple directions to access the resource now:

  • You MUST be onsite at Washington University for your first login
  • Sign up using your personal or institutional email address and you will be logged in and registered for BoardVitals
  • Once you have logged in the first time, your account has been authenticated and you can visit https://www.boardvitals.com/users/sign_in at any location at any time to continue using BoardVitals

This BoardVitals tool offers:

  • The highest quality questions with detailed explanations
  • High-yield, vetted questions listed up front in an effort to maximize study time
  • Constantly evolving cloud-based system that updates based on feedback
  • Ability for users to create customized practice tests and review advanced statistics to know strengths and weaknesses
  • Detailed, up-to-date explanations, with references and links to sources
  • Administrators can monitor performance to serve as a proactive remediation tool
  • Faculty can send customized exams to residents or utilize questions in discussions
Need help? Please contact STAT!Ref here to schedule a webinar to discuss this resource.