5,000 ophthalmology trainees using online study tool

The online-study tool uses an interactive, question-and-answer format that simulates an actual examination and uses feedback from subscribers to constantly revise and optimise didactic materials.
With more than 2,100 new subscribers added just in the past year, the site has been steadily gaining worldwide recognition as the go-to online resource for studying and preparing for ophthalmology examinations.
Fees are $US169.99 for six months and $199.99 for 12 months and can be paid direct online.
All of the questions are made by recently-board-certified ophthalmologists or trainees who are very familiar with the test.
One of the reasons behind the creation of the website was the feeling that a lot of question books and banks had old and unreliable material made by individuals who passed the examination 20-30 years ago. A lot of questions were either too esoteric or too easy.
All of the questions in the test bank are on highly-testable material. No one exactly knows what questions will appear on the examination.Due to the comprehensive nature of the website, it is inevitable that some of the material covered may also be found elsewhere.
Questions are continually added or roved based on the website’s advisory panel’s recommendations and feedback from users.The test engine simulates the real examination with its timer and testing format. That offers a large advantage over print questions because it prepares trainees for what the test will really be like.
The website has a huge pool of questions for a stand-alone study aid or as a supplent to other preparatory materials.
Unlike textbooks or some websites mired in bureaucracy, the testing engine and question bank are constantly improving. Feedback is taken seriously and recommendations are implented in a timely manner.
Test results are never shared with any third-party entity, such as training staff, other trainees or prospective ployers.
OphthoQuestions can provides users with an historical performance of how they are doing compared to other trainees or practising ophthalmologists, so that they know what topics to improve upon.
Users can select the number of questions they would like to answer in each session. They can also see how their results rank against other users, so they know how their scores compare.
The material is constantly updated by both of the study-tool developers as well as by contributors from many areas who help th to keep it current in their field of expertise.
In addition, users have the option of posting comments about particular questions if they disagree with an answer or see any type of probl. Those e-mails are then sent to the contributors with a back-end link that takes th directly to the question in the database. The information is verified and corrected if necessary.
All previous test results and cumulative performance are stored for users, even if they do not have an active subscription, so they can resume access to th later.

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