BoardVitals Medical Exam Prep

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About this app

BoardVitals offers board-style practice questions for more than 50 board exams and medical specialties. Study effectively with high-yield questions that are accompanied by detailed explanations and rationales for correct and incorrect answers. All questions are written and reviewed by physicians and clinicians who’ve recently taken the board exams.

Brought to you by BoardVitals, a brand you know and trust for up-to-date quality content, you can now access your test prep from wherever you are with your mobile device.

Whether you have 10 minutes between classes, on rounds, on a commute, or you’ve blocked off bigger chunks of time to focus on practice questions, we’ve got you covered.

The content on the BoardVitals Mobile App is available anywhere. Download your custom quizzes with offline access and study with or without an internet connection.

With similar testing features to the ones you’ll have access to on the exam, you can nip some of your test anxiety in the bud.
Highlight key passages of the question
Strikeout answer choices to eliminate distractors
Mark a question to come back to it later
Make a note for yourself for a specific question

Half the battle of mastering your score, is mastering the format of your exams. Taking practice questions in the same format you’ll see on the exam is critical to your success. These question banks include the following testing formats:
Multiple Choice
Select All That Apply (SATA)
Graphic Items
Hot Spot Items
Fill in the Blank Calculation
Audio Questions
Exhibit Questions

As you create your custom practice quizzes, you will see a mix of these question types, just as you would see on the exam for which you’re preparing.

Further customize your quizzes by choosing from three quiz types:

Study mode is similar to an open book quiz without a time limit. In this quiz environment, you can read the explanations as you go and practice at your own pace.

Test (Untimed) Mode is like taking a closed book quiz without the pressure of a time limit. Answers and explanations are not available during the quiz.

To quasi-simulate the pressure of a test environment, Test (Timed) Mode allows you to study without revealing the correct answers and explanations until the quiz has been completed.

For NCLEX® students, you can choose to practice in a Computer Adaptive Test mode (CAT). Computer adaptive testing adjusts to your abilities - providing you with either an easier or harder question depending on how you answered the previous question.


Oftentimes we know the answer, but it can take us too long to recall it. With built-in analytics to evaluate your answer response time, you can see if you’re on the right track to completing your board exam in the allotted time frame.

Analytics cover your average response time based on individual questions, averages by subject, and averages by quiz.

Individual performance scores are important, but only give you part of the story. Our Peer Rank metric shows how you compare with others answering the same questions so you can see how you're ranking compared to your peers studying for the same exam.

Our comprehensive evidence-based explanations are now augmented with Peer Comparisons so you can see exactly how other users answered the same question with percentages for each answer choice.

Your competency changes as you study. Your dashboard will feature a visual representation of your performance over time. Identifying growth or plateaus can help you target trouble areas and maximize your study time.
Updated on
Jun 11, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.57K reviews
jason patel
August 19, 2021
Amazing app for studying on the fly. I previously noted that notes needed to added but realized I simply missed that function along with multiple others. I really can't find a single flaw with this app. What would be the next evolution in this app is if they integrated like Fitbit data or behavioral theory to coach those with less motivation to get studying and go by an appropriate schedule based on their baseline and progress based on weakness.
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Erika Kinkead
April 14, 2024
Our school pays for this, but it is an amazing tool. I love the app in particular. Each question comes with a detailed explanation and links to studies to support their answer. You can custom create quizzes for the content you want and do them at your own pace. I definitely recommend this.
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