Board Preparation

For additional board preparation strategies or personalized study schedule, please make an appointment with a SASS educational specialist or call 448-5056.

College of Dentistry

Preparing for the NBDE: Part I

  • A collection of recommendations, tips, and strategies that students have mentioned as being valuable in preparing for boards. Includes detailed steps to making a personalized study schedule and setting your pace to get through the information.

Board Preparation Tips

Example Study Schedule

Guide to Making a Study Schedule

Examples of a Daily Study Schedule

Setting a Study Pace

Strategic Approach to Reviewing Questions

  • Tally Sheet - use this when doing questions to quickly categorize your knowledge (Know, Not Sure, Guess) of the question to assist with the review of questions.

Processing and Maximizing Questions

Blank Daily Schedule Template

Helpful Resources

College of Health Professions

Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MT & CT)

Preparing for the Certification/License Exam

  • A SASS webucation on approaching, preparing, and optimizing review time. Includes helpful tips, strategies, and recommendations from previous students.

Preparing for the ASCP Board Exam

  • SASS presentation to MT/CT students. Includes recommendations and suggestions that previous students have mentioned as being valuable in preparing for boards.

MT Example Study Schedule

CT Example Study Schedule

How to Approach Studying

Board Preparation Tips

Strategic Approach to Reviewing Questions

Approaching, Processing, and Maximizing Questions

Physical Therapy

Preparing for the NPTE

  • A SASS webucation on preparing for the NPTE. Includes strategic approaches, example study schedules, and how to maximize your review time.

Example PT Board Schedule

Guide to Making a PT Board Schedule

Helpful Board Preparation Tips

Strategic Approach to Reviewing Questions

Approach, Processing, and Maximizing Questions

College of Medicine

Preparing for Step I

  • A SASS webucation on approaching and preparing for the Step 1 exam. Includes example study schedules and optimizing review time.

Step I Student Panel

  • Students discuss their Step 1 preparation approaches and thinking, including outside sources some students used such as DIT.

Step I Quick Tips

  • Recommended tips and guidelines from M-2's in preparing for Step I.

Processing and Maximizing Step I Questions

Cognitive Approach to Question Review

Memorization Checklist

Example of a Question Log



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