This is the time of the trimester when many students are heavily
engrossed in studying--this week is entrance and exit exams. As
mentioned in previous blogs, three sets of students take entrance
and exit exams:
- Students who have fulfilled all their clinical observation
responsibilities and first year coursework take internship entrance
exams. This is typically an exciting time, as after successful
completion of the entrance exams, these students become interns in
the NUHS clinic.
- The second set of entrance exams occurs after the intern has
fulfilled at least one year of clinical internship along with their
coursework. At this junction, the student/intern takes senior
- Graduating students also take exams this week. The graduation
exams are exit exams. They help the student and school gauge how
much information the student has retained since beginning their AOM
education at NUHS.
The initial entrance exam includes testing over point location
and theory, foundations of AOM, biomedicine, and a practical exam.
The senior entrance exam includes a more advanced version of exams
covering those subjects. Additionally, these students are tested in
herbology. The exit exam includes all the subjects the senior
entrance exams include, but omits the practical portion.
This week I am taking the graduation exit exams. I feel that
preparing for these exams is helping me to prepare for taking my
board exams. I feel the exit exams are insightful in showing me how
much I have learned and retained, how prepared I am for my board
exams, and as a way of reminding myself of things I may have
forgotten. I find this preparation is very useful for my clinical
work as well. Reviewing all the material since beginning at NUHS is
helping me rediscover information I had forgotten. As a result,
it's helping me re-expand the application of this information
As shown in previous blogs, I have two adorable cats that enjoy
helping me study. Typically they let me know when it's time
for a study break, as shown in the picture above.
Thank you for reading my blog this week. I hope you make this a