Hello and welcome back to my blog! I had two weeks off to relax,
of which I did little.
I am taking my first board exam, the biomedicine part, on
Wednesday. Much of the vacation I spent in coffee shops studying
all of the past course material. The biomedicine part is only
offered three-four times a year. Since this is a newer board, they
are still making changes to it, and it is a paper exam as opposed
to the other exams that are taken on the computer.
The test has 100 questions and has a range of topics that might
be included, such as CPR and HIPPA to blood chemistry, muscle
skeletal, or pharmacology. The time allotted is one hour and a half
to answer the 100 questions. From what I hear, I will be
fingerprinted and videotaped while taking the exam. Sounds a little
intimidating, but I am sure it will be fine.
The other exams have modified questions based on how you answer
the question. For instance, if you answer the question correctly,
the next question will be a little more challenging. If the
question was answered incorrectly, the next will be a little
easier. Once you finish the computerized exams, you will be told if
you have passed the exam. However, the biomed test results are
mailed to you in 4-8 weeks.
I am also using TCM tests to study online for the exam. This
website has many modules with thousands of questions to prepare you
for any of the board exams. They also have daily free questions
that can be sent to your email. If you are aspiring to a career in
acupuncture or just testing the waters, you should check out their
site. A good book that might also introduce you to TCM is The
Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted
I would like to congratulate the recent graduates Ryan, Crystal,
Iris, and Linda. Good luck and much prosperity!