Migration to Examplify Testing Application
At UMHS we are nearing the SofTest sunset planned for the end
of this term (December 2017) and we want to ensure you are prepared for the change that’s coming!
Beginning on January 4, 2018, ExamSoft's new testing application Examplify will be the only software available for test taking by UMHS students. We will no longer be using SofTest!
In order to familiarize yourself with the new interface, please take the time to view the Examplify Orientation PowerPoint Presentation. The presentation is also available on the LMS - see below for it's location in the drop down bar. Early next semester we will also hold a couple of Orientation sessions that you may wish to attend, so watch your emails for further details.
Examplify is available for download by logging in to the UMHS Exam Portal, if you want to get a head start and try it out for yourself. Once you have downloaded the software to your laptop, take the Library Practice Quiz (password = libtestEX4) in order to familiarize yourself with the interface and its features. You can leave SofTest on your laptop for the remainder of the Sept 2017 semester and still use it to take you final exams. Having Examplify on the same laptop will not interfere with your SofTest application. Beginning in January 2018 however, please remove the SofTest application from your laptops.
If you have any questions about the transition to Examplify coming in January 2018, please contact me - Ann Celestine at the library or via email.
I am confident you are all going to prefer this new interface!
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Check out this great new tool for quickly evaluating the quality of health information presented on a website, booklet, handout, etc. Put on your critical thinking caps and let the tool guide you painlessly through the process.
Health professionals and families alike, can use the tool to judge the quality of currently available educational materials and to assist in the creation of new quality educational materials. The aim of the lead developer of this toolbox, the Genetic Alliance
, was to provide assistance in determining information quality and completeness involving genetic conditions. Nonetheless, the principles are valid for all health and medicine topics.
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Completely Revised USMLE Step 1 Practice Exam
Now Available through
UMHS Exam Master Online
"This updated practice exam has been refined to provide a more realistic representation of the USMLE Step 1 exam, with questions that are more relevant and appropriate. Students will find that over 25% of the questions are new. Students will also find that, in keeping with updated USMLE guidelines, each question block now consists of 48 test items, for a total of 336 questions.
The comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Practice Exam consists of the following:
• 336 USMLE-Style Questions
• Correct answers and explanations available in study mode
• Summary and detailed score reports
Topics covered include General Principles, Principles of Therapeutics, Abnormal Processes, Normal Development and Structure, Normal Processes, Cardiovascular System, Renal/Urinary System, the Endocrine System, the Gastrointestinal System, the Musculoskeletal System, Central and Peripheral Nervous System, the Reproductive System, and much more!"
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