Examinations in Pathology

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The examinations below incorporate advanced HTML features, including JavaScript and Frames, so that a Web Browser equivalent to Netscape 4.7 or higher or Internet Explorer 5.1 or higher is required. Setting your monitor screen size or resolution to 800 x 600 or more, and decreasing the size of menubars will also aid in viewing. Specific instructions about answering the questions are given below.

Scoring

A score will be generated for questions you answer. This score will accumulate until you press the "Reset Score" button below or quit your Web browser.

You have answered right out of questions, for an average of %

Subject Categories and Item Types

General Pathology Multiple choice - single best answer
Organ System Pathology Multiple choice - single best answer
Subject Review Quizzes - Timed Subject specific pathology practice examinations of 10 questions each incorporate images with questions. They are in a multiple choice form and just like a real exam are timed; you click on the SUBMIT button at the end of the exam. This will generate a score and an answer key which flags the questions answered incorrectly.

General Review Quizzes - Timed General knowledge pathology practice examinations of 30 questions each incorporate different question types from different subject areas. They are in a multiple choice form and just like a real exam are timed; you click on the SUBMIT button at the end of the exam. This will generate a score and an answer key which flags the questions answered incorrectly.

Case of the Week A potpourri of fill-in-the-blank questions in quizzes with gross, microscopic, and radiologic images. Feedback on answers

Instructions

The multiple choice questions in the General Pathology, Organ System Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Extended Matching banks have three formats.

  • For single answer questions, click on the checkbox next to the letter for the answer. The first answer you click will be scored, and the response will appear in the lower left frame.

  • For multiple choice questions, you will click on the checkbox next to the first question you want to answer, then click on the radio button next to the lettered answer. Then click on the checkbox next to the second question and then on the radio button next to the lettered answer. After clicking on the second answer, a score will be generated and the responses will appear in the lower frames. For matching questions, the lettered responses may be used once, more than once, or not at all.

  • For quizzes, you are timed over a 15 minute interval, with warnings of remaining time at 10, 5, and 1 minute(s). You can click on the radio button to mark your answer. You may change answers at any time. You may flag questions to review. When you are done, click the button to submit the exam, and you will receive a score along with the key.

  • For review pathology quizzes, you are timed over a 30 minute interval, with warnings of remaining time at 15, 5, and 1 minute(s). You can click on the radio button to mark your answer. You may change answers at any time. You may flag questions to review. When you are done, click the button to submit the exam, and you will receive a score along with the key.

  • Clicking on the "Laboratory Reference Values" button will pop up a new window over the top of the screen. You can scroll through the contents of this window to view normal reference ranges for common laboratory tests.

  • If you encounter error messages, try starting again from the Exam Main Menu, or restart your Web Browser.

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