My Internal Medicine EOR went the best out of the three EORs that I have taken so far in clinical year, and I think a huge portion of that is due to the patients that I saw during my six weeks. It was so helpful to be able to read the scenario during the exam, and say “yep, I saw that!”. One of the more challenging aspects of these exams for me is that they don’t actually test you on the patients that you saw in clinic, but rather what the PAEA thinks that you should have learned. This is why I’ve found it important to make a study plan from the start and come up with goals to complete every day. I talked about how I made a study plan for the EOR a couple of posts back, but I did change it up a little bit by reviewing the sections that are most important (Cardio, Pulm, Ortho/Rheum, GI) right before the exam rather than the material I struggled with. And I think this worked really well for me!
Like always, I created my EOR chart and this was the main way I studied for the exam. This chart ended up taking me about 2 weeks to complete, because I’m also studying the topics that my preceptors give me in clinic.
So what resources did I use?