Next-Gen Guides 2.0


Rote Memory Multiple Choice Questions = A Terrible Way to Test Doctors





Come, gather round people wherever you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth saving
Then you’d better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times, they are a changing

-Bob Dylan-


[Versions 2.0]

As we complete our first quarter-decade of service to the podiatric community, it is only fitting to update our colleagues of the extreme changes taking place in the modern and personalized board examination testing space for podiatrists [DPM].

Some of these changes are perfunctory with little practical impact; while others are so profound as to cause extreme consternation in the practitioner community writ-large. For example:


  1. FROM: American Board of Podiatric Surgery -TO- American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
  2. FROM: American Board of Primary Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics -TO- American Board of Foot and Ankle Medicine and Orthopedics.
  3. FROM: ORAL questions -TO- “oral” computerized Clinical Pathology Conference-like queries
  4. FROM: American Board of Podiatric Medical Specialities -TO- American Board of Medical Specialities, in Podiatry.
  5. FROM: Non-Competitive MOC Exams -TO-Competitive MOC Re-Cert Tests.
  6. FROM: Solely DPM crafted exams to professional psychometric designs by PhDs, computer scientists, and E.Eds.

ABPS Statistics History: ABPS Statistics

Testing Dynamics:

  1. The Surgery Certification and Qualification tests now rely less on rote memorization and more on applied cognitive content, and may be very different from any other test you have ever taken, to date [ie., multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank].
  2. The Primary Medicine and Orthopedics Certification and Qualification tests now rely less on rote memorization and more on applied cognitive content, and may be very different from any test you have ever taken, to date [ie., multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank].
  3. Traditional human ORAL questions have been usurped by [non-human] computerized Clinical Pathology Conference [CPC] queries; AKA: Computer Based Testing [CBT] or Clinical Scenario Questions [CSQs].
  4. American Board of Medical Specialties now includes over a dozen general categories; including podiatry.
  5. The Re-Certification tests for Maintenance of Certification [MOC] now rely much less on rote memory, as in the past; and more on deeply experiential content. It is also becoming more competitive, to-date.
  6. So-called “wrong” questions by-design are called psychological “stressor questions” and are used to evoke emotional volatility and waste precious time. So, BEWARE!. Moreover; the so-called “points-to-pass” AND “points-to-fail” philosophy may be re-emerging.

More Here: FARC Promo.Psychometrics

This is the dynamic PODIATRY PREP difference [Unique Competitive Advantage] between our customized Study Guide Programs 2.0 with modern board examination preparation content, and the static general “off-shelf” books or web-based cloud portal guides of the past; and/or traditional CEU generic educational seminars.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS: Older traditional Rote Questions versus newer Experiential Cognitive Styled [CBT/CBS/EBM] formats:

DOCTORS: Please be sure to specify the target exam and customize your own personal study guide, today.




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So, rest assured, you will arguably have the best [and only] individualized preparation study guide tool specifically designed for you in the market, today. That is why we have been so successful for 25 years, and why we have a product-backed “guarantee-to-pass.”

Welcome to the modern Health 2.0 era of practitioner customized board examination preparation!


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A comprehensive evidence-based and e-mail delivered resource for all stages of your podiatric medical, orthopedics and surgical career. 24/7 access to our continually updated library of board reviews, clinical updates and journal article summaries – all on your computer, lap-top PC, tablet device or smart phone; in one convenient place, accessible anywhere and anytime thru almost any gadget that you control. Independent internet browsers without cloud based servers that often go down.”

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• Over 1,125 journal article snippets, comprehensive board review notes, references, citation and/or slide show presentations that are printable. “Test Wise-ness” pass-point tips and pearls also included.
• Over 1,250 board review “styled” overt/covert Q-As [traditional rote memory and newer CBT, CPC and EBM cognitive format] with answers, short and long explanations and related high resolution infection graphics [x-rays, MRIs, CAT scans and color images]
• New, cutting-edge topics continually added at no additional charge; yet personalized & customizable modifications are available for a slight surcharge upon request.
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