Medical schools are faced with two difficult goals: educating and training competent physicians, and also preparing them to score their highest on their medical licensure exams. While it would seem these goals should go hand-in-hand, oftentimes the curriculum an institution is using to teach medical students is far different than the books or review question banks students use to prepare for their high stakes exams.
Wouldn’t it just make sense for there to be a way to implement USMLE and COMLEX exam preparation into the curriculum? Not only would this benefit the students in their studying and memory retention, but it would also benefit faculty by providing transparency into students’ learning behaviors and preparedness.
That’s where TrueLearn’s USMLE and COMLEX SmartBanks come in.
TrueLearn’s SmartBanks give faculty exactly what they need to help their students score higher medical licensure exam schools by making exam preparation a collaborative process.
Read on to understand the science behind the TrueLearn platform, to discover the benefits of SmartBanks for both faculty and students, and to demo the platform.
The Science Behind SmartBanks: Helping Students Score Higher on Medical Licensure Exams
SmartBanks are unlike any other USMLE or COMLEX question bank on the market because they provide far more to both students and faculty than just high-quality review questions.
For starters, SmartBanks leverage the testing effect, which has been proven to be one of the most potent methods of learning. This process reinforces important principles while developing improved problem-solving skills necessary to optimize performance on the USMLE and COMLEX exams.
So while the question banks in TrueLearn’s USMLE and COMLEX SmartBanks are filled with test items following the exam blueprints, written by board-certified physicians to mirror those on the actual exams, that is hardly the largest benefit of using SmartBanks.
As students begin taking questions, SmartBanks begin to learn individual testing behaviors to provide insights on SmartCards on how to refine them to learn more and remember longer. In addition, SmartBanks leverage spaced repetition to increase long-term memory by sending students SmartTexts, or text messages, with critical learning points three days after a question was missed.
Further, students are able to test in timed test modes and in an exam environment simulating that of the actual exam. SmartBanks also enable medical students to see how their scores compare to students across the nation, allowing them to predict their score before test day.
How SmartBanks Benefit Faculty
While many of the features mentioned above directly help students achieve their goals, there are many additional benefits for faculty within the Institutional platform.
Within SmartBanks, faculty receives:
- Full transparency into the testing behaviors of “at-risk” students.
- Assessment exams that simulate test day and provide predictive insight into performance.
- Predictive data and insights for both individuals and targeted cohorts.
- Access to test items for the use of assigning quizzes.
- Customizable reporting features that identify deficits in the curriculum.
Get a Demo
Take a tour of TrueLearn’s Institutional Platform for COMLEX and USMLE by signing up for a free demo. See the SmartBank in action and discover how the platform can assist you in helping your students score higher on their upcoming medical licensure exams.