I’m just going to go ahead and put it out there… boards are scary as hell. I will also tell you that YOU ARE PREPARED!!
You Are Prepared!
You have spent the last 2 years studying and prepping yourself for this exam. Even if it doesn’t feel like it that is the purpose of PA school. To educate you to pass boards so you can practice medicine— do not lose sight of that!
The Odds are Ever in Your Favor!
95-97% of first time takers PASS. Let this encourage you and boost your confidence.
Although the numbers have never been “officially” published–rumor has it that you need about a 50% to pass the PANCE. I don’t know about you but I can definitely say 100% of the time I got above a 50% on my exams (Thankfully!)
Tic Tock, Tic Tock
“Will I have enough time?” YES, I promise. Some questions take 15 seconds. Others make take a bit longer–that is ok! I’m not the fastest test taker and I had plenty of time 🙂
The answer IS in front of you
Allow that to work for you and not against you. Multiple choice answers can freak some people out, if you get anxious try and tell yourself the correct answer is there!