Welcome Back

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I had two weeks off to relax, of which I did little. 

Biomedicine Exam

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. 

Other Boards

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.  

Study Help

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 J. Kaptchuk.

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I would like to congratulate the recent graduates Ryan, Crystal, Iris, and Linda.  Good luck and much prosperity!

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