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Date Updated: March 28, 2018

New Histology Basic Science Subject Exam Launches July 2018

Posted: April 05, 2018

On July 2, 2018, the NBME will launch a new Histology Basic Science subject examination. This exam will replace the current Histology and Cell Biology exam beginning with exam administrations on July 2 and moving forward.

The updated exam provides benefits for you and your students:

  • It reflects changes in the study of Histology, and the content is more relevant and useful
  • It can be used as a milestone to determine if students have achieved competencies in Histology
  • It can be used to measure clinical and integrative reasoning in addition to just identification of cell structures
  • It can be used as a formative assessment and can help determine if a student is ready for other courses and clinical experiences

For additional information about the new exam:
featuring Joseph Grande, MD, PhD, faculty member at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN and Histology Task Force chair.

The exam length and timing will remain the same.


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