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    Shelf exams discontinued?

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    Is it true that shelf exams are being discontinued? I heard this from a current ross student.
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    apparently you don't get on here much, happened at end of last semester when nbme heard that a file leaked from Ross containing a majority of that years shelf. people had memorized questions and compiled a file after taking the biochem shelf. apparently it originated from another carib school, got to Ross, than went back to that Carib school where it was discovered and they ratted Ross out as being the leak. That is all heresay fact remains they have written local finals for 2nd and 4th semesters and are trying to get nbme to allow them to give the shelves again

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    oh wow, that's quite interesting. Were shelf exams helpful?

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    I never thought they were all that helpful when I was on the island. They used to pile them on you at the end of 2nd and 4th, so that you would only have a day or so between them. And they were scored in a very esoteric way. I had to take them after most of my cores though, including one just recently, so I suppose they only stopped giving them on the island. The clinical ones were pretty tough, but I thought they were much better for determining how much you had learned.
    Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a "learning experience." It makes me feel less stupid. PJ O'Rourke.

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    the scoring is based on US student performance

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