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Test Preparation Resources

There are many resources that you can use as you begin the test preparation process. You will find much information about most tests completely free and online at official board websites, containing test dates, the types of questions, how long the test will take, and most other questions concerning the details of the test. The internet also provides access to test study guides and free practice tests that will help you prepare as well.

Here, you’ll find a lot of resources and information about the test preparation process. Hopefully you’ll learn the right methods of preparing for the test in your future. Most of your initial studying can come from free online test prep resources.


[Visually stunning clinical and radiographic images]

Podiatric Radiology:

.PDF Files [Practice for oral questions]

  1. Ankle Lumps
  2. Gout
  3. Pediatric Itching
  4. Soft Tissue Mass
  5. Talar Lesion
  6. www.FootEducation.com

Surgery [Videos and PodCasts]


Mnemonics have existed almost as long as the medical knowledge itself. Many of these mnemonics float down from professors, demonstrators or other students. This site serves to expand the circles of sharing/exchange to a larger group worldwide. Also, by maintaining in a common source, it ensures that the knowledge will not die, but continue to be available to later learners.


Bone Tumors:


Wound Care:


Surgical Infections:




Foot Health Facts: https://www.foothealthfacts.org

Madura Foot:

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SAMPLES: Traditional Questions versus CBT/CBY Styled Formats


  1. Study Tactics Tip of the Day!


    It is a few nights before the board exam, and you have to study your PodiatryPrep CDs in order to retain the information. What’s the best study method?

    Cramming? Long – uninterrupted study sessions? Drinking an energy drink and staying up all night? The answer can be found with your breaks!


    If you take frequent short breaks, your memory will retain the information on each CD better than one of the aforementioned study strategies.

    Good Luck!

  2. Test-Taking Tips for Podiatry Boards

    The following Test-Taking tips have been collected from experienced FARC staff members.

    1. Answer every question as there is no penalty for guessing.
    2. Trust your instincts – be careful about changing your 1st answer.
    3. Read the answers first before you read the question.
    4. Get a god night sleep the night before the examination.
    5. Leave your Ego at the door, remember it is only a test.
    6. Recall is best enhanced by repetition.
    7. Be motivated to study.
    8. Take care of your physical health.
    9. Study a little every day, don’t cram the night before the test.
    10. Eliminate external distractions to studying.
    11. Get comfortable when studying and taking the test.
    12. Maintain your focus and try not to day-dream.
    13. Use the process of elimination for answers.
    14. Identify un-answerable “stressor questions”. Don’t waste time on them and move on to more answerable questions.

    Good Luck!

  3. Help Us Assist Our Colleagues

    Feel free to join us and contribute your own favorite links and URLs for board preparation and study.

    Link: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

    FARC Editors

  4. Study Links

    These study links are an excellent free resource. Thank you.


  5. About the ABFAS Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Certification Exam Part 1

    According to the ABFAS, Part I of the Certification in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Examination process leads to Board Qualified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. The Part I examination involves diagnostic and perioperative care of the podiatric surgical patient encompassing the foot and ankle.


    The Part I Exam is made up of two sections: didactic (i.e., multiple-choice) questions and a Computer-based Patient Simulation (CBPS – CBT – Cognitive Qs, etc) assessment, which evaluates the candidate’s clinical reasoning skills. Both sections may include some interpretation of image-based materials.


    The examination involves diagnostic, intraoperative, and perioperative care of the podiatric surgical patient pertaining to RRA procedures.


    The exam consists of a maximum of 125 multiple-choice questions and a maximum of eight CBPS cases. Part I is administered in one session lasting no more than four hours.

    LINK: https://www.abfas.org/Portals/0/Documents/ABFAS_Board_Certification_2018_Final.pdf


  6. About the ABFAS Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Certification Exam Part 2

    According to the ABFAS, the Part II examinations serve to evaluate the candidate’s knowledge and skills in obtaining and interpreting clinical information as well as the ability to reason logically and to arrive at a diagnosis or treatment plan for a specific patient presentation.


    The Part II Exam is made up of two sections: an analysis of cases selected by ABFAS for Case Review and the CBPS – CBT – Cognitive assessment.

    Case Review involves the assessment of all aspects of surgical cases performed by candidates, including surgical decision-making, preoperative clinical assessment, preoperative radiographic assessment, technical skills assessment, and outcomes analysis.

    The CBPS – CBT – Cognitive assessment will consist of patient scenarios presented by the computer, and the candidate must interactively enter selections from lists and moves through the question to completion.


    Questions involve diagnostic, intraoperative, and perioperative care of the podiatric surgical patient pertaining to reconstructive rearfoot and ankle procedures.

    For more details refer to the ABFAS Information and Requirements For Board Certification Part I and Part II.

    LINK: https://www.abfas.org/Portals/0/Documents/ABFAS_Board_Certification_2018_Final.pdf



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