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  • The Clinical Simulations has the lowest passing percentage of any test that the NBRC gives.
  • Why is it that people score lower on this test, even though it is based on the same content outline of the previous test that you had to pass to take the clin sims?
  • Gary thinks most of it is psychological.
  • They score the simulations by totaling up all of the information gathering and decision making points and add them together.
  • They have a set number of points you have to have – somewhere around 73% of the total points that you get on all 20 simulations in order to pass.
  • This means you can mess up on 3 or 4 sims and won’t fail.
  • Don’t read too much into the “Physician disagrees” responses – this doesn’t always mean you lose points.
  • Don’t be afraid to tell your test proctor if the test taking center (usually an H&R Block) is too loud.
  • As soon as you finish the exam, you can walk out to the front desk and the proctor will give you your results right away.
  • It is important to study and go through these questions thoroughly. Don’t cram prior to the exam.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to the center.